Baltimore County News
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, four 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.
Trees must be out at the curb by January 14 to ensure collection
Christmas is still a week away, but as you prepare to celebrate, please be aware that the collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 9, 2016. Because Christmas tree collection dates will vary from place to place, residents must have the trees out at the 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 collectors will pick up Christmas trees in standard trash/recycling trucks, and deliver them to County facilities to be chipped and later used as mulch. Baltimore County residents who live in an apartment or condominium should follow their property manager’s rules when recycling their Christmas trees.
Residents who wish to drop off Christmas trees themselves may do so starting Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Christmas trees (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.) may be taken to any one of the County’s three drop-off locations.
For directions to the County’s drop-off centers, residents may visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management website or call 410-887-2000.
Will Resume April 2017
The separate collection of yard materials (for Baltimore County residents with “Y” days on their collection schedules) will halt in December, and will resume in April 2017.
The date of the last 2016 “Y” day varies among County collection schedules. Residents must refer to their particular schedule for details (the final “Y” day will occur within the first two weeks of December).
Please note that after the last “Y” day occurs on a particular schedule, yard materials can be placed out with trash on a scheduled trash collection day.
Residents may go online to view their trash and recycling collection schedule and program guide by visiting the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website. Collection schedules and program guides can also be obtained by calling 410-887-2000.
Baltimore County residents are reminded that raking or blowing leaves into the gutter or street is illegal.