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Baltimore Recycling Coalition Records

 Collection
Identifier: R0018-BRC
The collection consists of newsletters, minutes, reports, correspondence, research and reference materials relating to solid waste disposal in Baltimore City between 1985 and 2004. Topics of note include city recycling, composting, landfills, and legislation. Materials are mainly textual. The collection also includes photographs and audiovisual materials.

Dates

  • 1985-2004
  • 1990 - 1994

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Historical Note

The Maryland Recycling Act of 1988 required each of the state’s subdivisions to develop and implement programs for recycling of solid waste in Baltimore County and City. In response, the Citizen’s Planning & Housing Association (CPHA) formed a committee to involve citizens in the process of developing and implementing a recycling program. With grant funding from the W. Alton Jones Foundation in 1989, CPHA's committee evolved into a coalition to promote recycling of solid waste. The coalition was to be known as the Greater Baltimore Recycling Coalition, but by the time it was formally incorporated in late 1990, its efforts were largely limited to the city, and it was incorporated as the Baltimore Recycling Coalition. Even before incorporation, the coalition began publication of a periodic newsletter, The Baltimore Recycler.

In addition to support of the city’s drop-off recycling centers and curb-side recycling programs, the Baltimore Recycling Coalition worked to close down the existing system of solid waste incineration. The coalition opposed replacement of the Pulaski Highway Incinerator and other incinerators in the city, prompting the passage of a moratorium on incinerator construction within city limits in 1992. The Pulaski Highway facility was closed in 1995, leaving the Baltimore Refuse Resource Recovery (BRESCO) waste to energy facility as the city’s sole solid waste incinerator.

Arrangement

Collection arranged as an inventory.

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Tom Garrison, BRC Secretary-Treasurer, in June 2006.

Processing Information

Collection was processed by Special Collections & Archives staff.
Title
Baltimore Recycling Coalition Records
Author
Finding aid created by UB Special Collections & Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (April 2020).
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2011: Descriptive fields added
  • 2014-2016: Finding aid prepared from legacy finding aid and added to database
  • April 2020: Descriptive notes added

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

Contact:
H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA
410-837-4253