Solid Waste Management
Michael R. Beichler, Bureau Chief
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 225
Towson, Maryland 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.
What kind of information are you looking for?
Residential Collection: Trash, Recycling and Yard Materials
- Download your collection schedule.
- Submit a request or 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 and 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.
- Read about the community clean-up application process and policies.
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 or 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 May 1, 2015