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#274 BaltiWatch - Neighboorhood Clean-up

"Past improper disposal, leaks, hazardous materials and wastes have resulted in tens of thousands of sites across our country that have contaminated our land, water (ground water and surface water), air (indoor and outdoor). This also happens in our neighborhood, which may even affect the health of our community. As part of the Baltimore community, we want to help with this issue by providing a report platform that makes the handling of trash, biohazards, etc. easier and quicker. Additionally, it helps to get our community involved in neighborhood cleanup by building a reward system." (Source:


Jun 28, 2022


Sep 26, 2019


Why it matters

Land, air, and water continue to be contaminated as more and more waste is produced.

What does "good" look like?

A way to get the community involved in clean-up efforts and invested in keeping their neighborhoods/community clean.

How could technology solve this?

A team at HopHacks 2019 fall hackathon created an Android app, BaltiWatch, to allow users to report trash, biohazards, etc. and map hazardous waste clean-up locations. The users can report helping with clean-up efforts and gain points.