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By Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Executive

On Monday, our nation will commemorate Memorial Day. For some, this will be a very personal occasion, a time to pause to remember the family and friends whose sacrifices secured our country's safety and preserved its liberty. We extend our thanks and deep appreciation to these fallen service members. 

Let us honor their service by giving all our veterans the care, support, and respect that they have earned.

Thousands of armed services members are still standing watch around the world. Please keep them, and the families at home who stand with them, in your thoughts. 

No Trash or Yard Waste Collection on Monday

Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Monday, May 29 in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday.  Health Department clinics, Animal Services and senior centers will be closed and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 29 and parking meters are free on the holiday.

No Trash, Recycling or Yard Materials Collection on May 29; Drop-Off Centers Closed

Baltimore County residents whose trash or yard materials would normally have been collected on Monday, May 29 should set these materials out on Monday night for collection on Tuesday, May 30.  Residents whose single stream recyclables would normally have been collected on Monday, May 29 are asked to hold these recyclables until the next scheduled recycling collection day (Monday, June 5).

Collections of all types may occur later than usual during the week following Memorial Day.  If a collection does not occur on the scheduled day during this period of time, materials should be left out until collection occurs.

Trash and recycling drop-off centers, as well as County offices, will be closed on Monday, May 29.  Drop-off centers will be open with normal hours on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27.  County offices and drop-off facilities will reopen on Tuesday, May 30.

For more information, residents should visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website or call 410-887-2000.

Keywords: holiday, memorial day

Fees Waived for Veterans of the County

In observance of Memorial Day, Baltimore County Animal Services (BCAS) is offering 50 percent off adoption and spay or neuter fees from May 17 to 25. Adoption and spay or neuter fees will be waived for County residents who are also United States veterans.

During the promotion, adoption fees will be just $25 for cats and $32.50 for dogs. All adopted animals will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and other diseases, licensed and micro-chipped at no additional cost. These same fees will be offered to those who make an appointment (during this time period) to have a current cat or dog spayed or neutered at the shelter. Pets who are spayed or neutered will receive as necessary and at no additional cost, a license, rabies immunization and microchip.

 “We want to encourage everyone to adopt from our shelter and hope the reduced fees spur them to do so,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “We have many animals that are waiting patiently for homes, now is a great time to adopt one of them.”

Pets for Vets

At the request of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the members of the Baltimore County Council passed a measure last year to waive animal adoption and spay or neuter fees for veterans who are Baltimore County residents during the Veterans Day and Memorial Day holidays. During the remainder of the year, veterans living in Baltimore County will receive a 50-percent discount on animal adoptions and spay or neuter services.

BCAS is located at 13800 Manor Road, Baldwin, Maryland 21013. Shelter adoption hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In honor of the holiday, the shelter will be open Monday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Memorial Day: 'Purr-fect' Time to Adopt

“The Memorial Day holiday is a purr-fect time for our veterans and the general public to adopt a new cat or dog,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of Health and Human Services, who owns two cats. “Not only can you save money, but the holiday provides additional time at home to help your new pet adjust.”

View adoptable pets at the Baltimore County Animal Shelter. For more information visit the Animal Services, Facebook page or call 410-887-PAWS (7297).

Revised September 26, 2016