The Baltimore Convention Center tackles waste reduction through a variety of avenues which include Single Stream, Scrap Metal, Pallet, and Cardboard Recycling.
A highlight of our program is Diversion by Donation, which includes donating nearly any usable item, ranging from furniture to registration bags, to positively impact local organizations in the Baltimore community. We frequently work with a variety of organizations to make a positive impact in our region. In 2018, we donated 75,000+ pounds of food to the Maryland Food Bank and 48,000+ pounds of items to other local partners.
The video above highlights the BCC's journey into a dedicated Food Waste Reduction program that began in the summer of 2018. During its first six months, this program resulted in the donation of 4,400+ pounds of usable food donated to a local farm, where it was used for animal feed. We also focus on overall food waste reduction, composting, oil recycling, and the utilization of environmentally friendly materials such as compostable serviceware.