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Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan

Plan Development

A lengthy and extensive public participation process (including a telephone survey in 2006 of 223 County residents, four public discussion meetings around the County, and a public hearing) preceded the submission of Baltimore County's Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan to the County Council in 2008. The record of this public participation process is available for review. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Solid Waste Management in writing, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 225, Towson, Maryland 21204 (attention: Anne Marcher).

On December 1, 2008, the County Council unanimously approved the Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan for Baltimore County. Subsequently, the County submitted the Plan to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for review. MDE gave final approval to the Plan on April 3, 2009.

In 2009 and 2010, State legislation required amendments to the Plan to address recycling in Baltimore County public schools and fluorescent bulb recycling, respectively. These amendments were approved by the County Council on September 6, 2011 and received final approval from MDE on December 5, 2011. The amendments have been highlighted in Chapter Three of the Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan (see below).

Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan
The Executive Summary, the five chapters in the plan, and appendices are listed below:

Baltimore County is required to submit a progress report to MDE every two years following County Council approval of its Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan. Baltimore County submitted a progress report (PDF) to MDE on November 4, 2010, which MDE approved on January 18, 2011.

Revised January 28, 2014

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