Solid Waste Management
Michael R. Beichler, Bureau Chief
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 225
Towson, MD 21204
Administrative Phone Number: 410-887-3188
Customer Service Phone Number: 410-887-2000
The Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management is responsible for the collection and disposal of solid waste; the promotion of waste prevention, recycling, and resource recovery; and the monitoring and maintenance of disposal sites, including the Eastern Sanitary Landfill, in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Learn more about the history, goals, and responsibilities of the Bureau of Solid Waste Management.
Announcement of Public Hearing
The Baltimore County Department of Public Works (DPW) is proposing several amendments to Baltimore County’s Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan. The DPW is also proposing several revisions to the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s regulations. In order to solicit input from the community, a public hearing is being held on Monday, December 16, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Towson Library, located at 320 York Road in Towson. Learn more about the proposed changes and scheduled public hearing.
What kind of information are you looking for?
Residential Collection - Trash, Recycling and Yard Materials
- View/download your collection schedule
- Submit a request/complaint about your trash or recycling collection, or call 410-887-2000 (residents of multi-family dwellings should contact their property manager directly)
- Learn about bulk item collection, which is not provided by Baltimore County
- Read collection regulations
- Find additional collection information
- View hours/directions for the three County drop-off facilities
- View/download a list of the materials accepted (PDF) at each facility
- Read the disposal Frequently Asked Questions or regulations
- Learn how to recycle or properly dispose of household hazardous waste from the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability
Materials Accepted for Recycling
- Learn what can and can't be recycled in the single stream recycling program
- Find out what electronics are accepted for reuse or recycling at County drop-off facilities
- View additional recycling information
Holiday and Weather - Related Closings
- View information regarding holiday closings
- Read the Solid Waste Management inclement weather policy and check for updates
Bureau News and Publications
- View/download the County trash and recycling program guide (PDF), Reuse Directory (PDF), and more
- Visit the Bureau kids' pages for information and activities
- Sign up for our quarterly e-newsletter
Waste Prevention - Reduce and Reuse
- Learn about waste prevention
- View information about backyard composting and other ways to manage organic materials
The Bureau also has a long-running Internship Program.
If you have any questions, please call 410-887-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revised December 16, 2013