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– Trash and Recycling Collection Normal, Drop-off Facilities Open

Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, October 10, in recognition of Columbus Day.  Health Department clinics, libraries and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. Parking meters must be fed and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking garages will be open as usual.

Trash and recyclables will be collected according to the normal schedule.  The County’s trash and recycling drop-off facilities will be open.  Residents can log onto for more information about recycling and trash collection, including schedules and drop-off center locations and hours.  Residents may also call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000.

No trash or recycling collection on Monday and drop-off centers closed

Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Monday, September 5 in recognition of the Labor 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 and parking meters are free on the holiday.

No Trash, Recycling, or Yard Materials Collection on Labor Day; Drop-Off Centers Closed

Baltimore County residents whose trash or yard materials would normally have been collected on Monday, September 5 should set these materials out on Monday night for collection on Tuesday, September 6.  Residents whose single stream recyclables would normally have been collected on Monday, September 5 are asked to hold these recyclables until the next scheduled recycling collection day (Monday, September 12).

Collections of all types may occur later than usual during the week following Labor 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, September 5.  Drop-off centers will be open with normal hours on Friday, September 2, and Saturday, September 3.  County offices and drop-off facilities will reopen on Tuesday, September 6.

For more information, residents should visit the County’s web site at or call 410-887-2000.

Marra Tripodi, Intern
 Bureau of Solid Waste Management

When it comes to recycling, many people head straight for the kitchen, but there is another important area of the home filled with recyclable items – the bathroom. According to a recent study commissioned by the Johnson and Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, only one in five Americans consistently recycles in the bathroom. However, many personal care products we use on a daily basis are recyclable. Below is a list of bathroom products accepted in Baltimore County’s single stream recycling program:

  • Plastic bottles (body wash, shampoo and conditioner, mouthwash, liquid hand soap, lotion, contact lens solution); plastic pumps in bottles are not recyclable and should be discarded as trash
  • Paperboard items (toilet paper tubes, tissue boxes, toothpaste boxes, soap cartons)
  • Empty aerosol cans (air freshener, deodorant, hairspray, sunscreen)

Shampoo bottles recycle too!

To start recycling in the bathroom, familiarize yourself with which bathroom products are accepted for recycling. Placing a small recycling container in the bathroom serves as a reminder to keep recyclable bathroom products out of the trash. Most items can be placed directly into the recycling container; however, plastic bottles should be emptied, lightly rinsed, and then recycled with the cap on.

So, next time you squeeze out the last drop of body wash or open a new box of toothpaste, give it a new life by recycling.


Revised September 26, 2016