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photo of sorting line at plantRecycling 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 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.

One-Day Event at Western Acceptance Facility

On Sunday, November 8, Baltimore County residents may bring household hazardous waste items to a one-day collection event scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Baltimore County Western Acceptance Facility, located at 3310 Transway Road in Halethorpe.

The event is hosted by the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) in cooperation with the Police, Fire and Public Works departments.

Baltimore County residents may bring household paints and chemicals, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, cleaning solvents, swimming pool chemicals, re-chargeable batteries, medicines, mercury thermometers and thermostats, fluorescent light bulbs, fireworks and ammunition. No trash will be accepted at this event.

White Marsh Drop-Off Center Now Open All Year

For those residents who can’t make it to the one-day event, Baltimore County operates a full service household hazardous waste drop off facility at the Eastern Sanitary Landfill, located at 6259 Days Cove Road in White Marsh. This facility is open all year and operates Monday through Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Spring 2016 Collection Event Announced

EPS officials also announced that the spring 2016 household hazardous waste one-day collection event will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Baltimore County Central Acceptance Facility, located at 201 West Warren Road in Cockeysville. 


Residents may call the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability at 410-887-3745 for more information

Public Hearing is October 13, 2015

In accordance with the amended Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article Section 9-1712, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works is proposing an amendment to Baltimore County’s Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan (“the Plan”) regarding the availability of recycling at certain special events.

In order to solicit input from the community, a public hearing is being held on Tuesday, October 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Towson Library meeting room, located at 320 York Road in Towson. Representatives from Baltimore County will be present at the hearing to accept comments and answer questions. Further information can be obtained by calling the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000.

Proposed Plan Available, Submit Comments

Download a copy of the proposed Plan amendment or pick up a hard copy at the office of the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 111 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson (County Office Building), and at every branch of the Baltimore County Public Library system.

In addition to the public hearing, people may submit written comments on the proposed amendment to Edward C. Adams Jr., Director, Department of Public Works, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204. Comments must be received within 35 days of the public hearing.


Revised September 26, 2016