Baltimore County News
Trees Must be at the Curb by January 16, for Collection
The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 11, 2016. To ensure collection of Christmas trees, residents must have the trees out at the curb no later than Saturday, January 16.
Rules to Follow
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.
Recycling Success Story!
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced today that since it opened in November 2013, through December 11, 2015, the County’s single stream recycling sorting facility in Cockeysville has sold 108,000 tons of recyclables, generating gross revenues of $13.8 million and avoiding $6.7 million in trash disposal costs.
“This facility has been a real success story from day one,” Kamenetz said. “It’s a great example of smart government, where we invested in ourselves and are benefitting directly from our residents’ recycling efforts rather than paying a third-party vendor to process recyclables.”
Recycling Facility Tours Now Available
The County’s Bureau of Solid Waste Management offers free public tours of the single stream processing facility. Tours last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Space constraints limit tours to a maximum of 30 people, so preregistration is required for all tours. Those interested in tours can contact Public Information Specialist Clyde Trombetti by email at email@example.com or by phone at 410-887-2791.
Are You Recycling All You Can?
Residential recycling rates for 44 different areas of the County are updated monthly. For more information on the County's solid waste and recycling program, including four-year collection schedules and guides, call 410-887-2000.
Most are Open on Christmas and New Year's Eves
Baltimore County government offices will be closed on Friday, December 25 in recognition of the Christmas Day holiday. Health Department clinics, Circuit and District Courts and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate.
All County facilities, except for libraries, will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve.
Baltimore County government offices will be closed on Friday, January 1, in recognition of the New Year's Day holiday. Health Department clinics, Circuit and District Courts and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. On New Year's Eve, County facilities will be open regular hours, except for libraries, which will close at 5:30 p.m.
No Trash or Recycling Collections on December 25 and January 1
Baltimore County residents whose trash would normally have been collected on Friday, December 25, should set it out on Friday night to be collected on Saturday, December 26.
Baltimore County residents whose trash would normally have been collected on Friday, January 1, should set it out on Friday night to be collected on Saturday, January 2.
Residents whose single stream recycling collection normally would have occurred on December 25 and January 1, are asked to hold those recyclables until the next scheduled day for those items, Friday, January 8, or take them to one of the County's three drop-off centers.
Collections of all types may occur later than usual during the last week of December and the first week of January, because more material must be collected in fewer collection days. If a collection does not occur on the scheduled day during this period of time, the materials should be left out until collection occurs.
All trash and recycling drop-off facilities (including the Eastern Sanitary Landfill) and County offices will be closed on Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1. Drop-off facilities and County offices will be open with normal operating hours on Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), and Thursday, December 31 (New Year's Eve), and trash and recycling will be collected on those days.
Residents can visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management website or call 410-887-2000 for more information about recycling and trash collection, including drop-off center locations and hours.
Revised April 6, 2016