Baltimore County News
Show highlights police body cameras, public works, and Holidays at Hampton
The latest edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” focuses on the Police Department's body cameras program, Department of Public Works operations and holiday events at the Hampton National Historic Site in Towson.
Body Cameras – Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger offers his perspective as the County’s head prosecutor.
ICYMI – In case you missed it, we review some recent headlines from your County government.
In the Trenches Every Day – Public Works Director Steve Walsh shares some surprising stats on the work DPW does to keep our daily lives on track.
Holidays at Hampton – Find out what the Hampton National Historic Site has in store to ring in the Yuletide season.
To view streaming video of the show, go to the Hello Baltimore County page at http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Videos/hellobaltimorecounty.html . Click on the menu icon in the upper left of the video screen to select an individual segment.
In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:
Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.
Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.
Thursdays: 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.
Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
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.
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