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Meeting to be Held on May 4 at 7:00 p.m.

In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article Section 9-503, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works is developing a new Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan to cover the 2019–2028 period. As part of the Plan development process, a County Executive-appointed Solid Waste Management Citizens Review Committee (SWMCRC) has been formed to provide input and recommendations to the County regarding the content of the new Plan.

The next meeting of the SWMCRC will be held on Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room at 400 Washington Avenue in Towson. Anyone may attend and observe this open meeting, though there will not be an opportunity for public participation. People wishing to attend are asked to contact the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000 by Tuesday, May 2.

An agenda for the May 4 meeting will be made available online at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time. This agenda, as well as additional information about the County’s Solid Waste Management Plan, will be located at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/solidwasteplan.


Baltimore County Christmas tree recycling collection begins Monday, January 9 

The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 9, 2017. Because Christmas tree collection dates will vary from place to place, residents must have the trees out at the front curb no later than Saturday, January 14 to ensure collection.

Residents must follow these simple rules when placing their Christmas trees at the curb to be recycled:

  • Only set out live (not artificial) trees.
  • Set out the tree only (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.).
  • Only set out trees at the front curb or street; trees will not be collected from alleys.

Baltimore County residents who live in an apartment or condominium should follow their property manager’s rules when recycling their Christmas trees.

Residents with questions may call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000.


Five meetings planned in different areas of the County

In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article Section 9-503, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works is developing a new Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan  to cover the 2019-2028 period. In order to solicit input from the community regarding the content of this plan, five public discussion meetings have been scheduled at Baltimore County Public Library branches around the County. The meeting schedule is as follows:

Monday, January 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Perry Hall Library, 9685 Honeygo Boulevard, Perry Hall, MD, 21128

Monday, January 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Arbutus Library, 855 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, MD, 21227

Wednesday, February 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at North Point Library, 1716 Merritt Boulevard, Dundalk, MD, 21222

Monday, February 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Cockeysville Library, 9833 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville, MD, 21030

Thursday, February 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Pikesville Library, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD, 21208

Please note that there are no “snow dates” for these scheduled meetings. If Baltimore County Public Libraries are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting on that date will be cancelled.

Copies of the 2019-2028 Plan’s draft Executive Summary are available on the County’s website, in the office of the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204 (County Office Building), and at every branch of the Baltimore County Public Library system.

In addition to the public discussion meetings, people may submit written comments about the plan to Steven A. Walsh, P.E., Director, Department of Public Works, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204. Written comments must be received by March 2, 2017.


 
 
Revised September 26, 2016