Baltimore County News
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.
Collections Occur from April 1 through December 14
Beginning Friday, April 1, yard materials will be collected separately for recycling (not with trash) from Baltimore County residents with “Y” days on their schedule. These separate yard material collections will occur from April through as late as December 14.
For example, if a resident’s first “Y” day is April 11, yard materials set out at the curb or alley from April 1–10 will not be collected with trash, but will be picked up separately on April 11. If a resident’s schedule has no “Y” days, their yard materials will continue to be collected with trash year-round.
While residents may set out an unlimited number of bags of yard materials, the collector might not collect all of the bags on the same day. Collectors must make trash collection their first priority, and must take into account all of the residents on their route. Residents are asked to leave their yard materials out until collection occurs.
Yard materials acceptable for recycling collection include grass, leaves, vines, twigs, shrubbery trimmings, and branches and limbs. Residents are reminded to use paper (preferred) or plastic lawn and leaf bags to set out their yard materials, not trash cans. Bags of yard materials set out for collection must not exceed 30 pounds. Also, branches and limbs will be collected only if they are no larger than 3 inches in diameter, no longer than 3 feet, and tied in bundles not exceeding 30 pounds.
The yard materials collected on “Y” days will be composted into an earthy organic material, to be used by Baltimore County agencies and residents.
For more information about the County’s trash and recycling collection program, residents should visit the solid waste management web site or call 410-887-2000.
Collections Where and When Conditions Permit
Recycling collection will resume on February 1. Trash and recycling collections will take place where and when conditions permit. No alley pick-up until further notice; only at front curb.
Revised September 26, 2016