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As of Friday, September 1, the Baltimore County residential household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off site will be moving from the Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh to the Central Acceptance Facility in Cockeysville. This relocation is an effort to maximize convenience for residents across the County in a cost-effective way.

To help ease this transition, both the Cockeysville and White Marsh HHW sites will operate simultaneously for a month-long period. Saturday, September 30 will be the final day of operation for the Eastern Sanitary Landfill’s HHW site. After this date, paint and hazardous materials (including pesticides, herbicides, cooking oil, swimming pool chemicals, and solvents) will no longer be accepted at the Eastern Sanitary Landfill. Items such as antifreeze, electronics, fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline, mercury thermometers, motor oil, and rechargeable batteries will continue to be accepted from residents at both the Eastern Sanitary Landfill and the Central Acceptance Facility.

The Central Acceptance Facility’s HHW site, located at 201 West Warren Road in Cockeysville, will accept residential paint and hazardous materials for drop-off year-round (please note that some computer map programs will inaccurately show this address on the east side of York Road). The facility is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the County’s trash and recycling program, including details about the types of HHW accepted at the Cockeysville facility, residents should visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s web site or call 410-887-2000.


Engineers Will Discuss Upcoming Storm Drains Project

Baltimore County’s Department of Public Works will discuss local drainage improvements to Barton Oaks Road, Overbrook Road, Crossland Road and Fairway Road in the Dumbarton area as well as rehabilitation of existing culverts running beneath Barton Oaks Road, Overbrook Road, and Fairway Road (all near the Suburban Club of Baltimore County).

To keep residents of this historic neighborhood abreast of design and construction discussions, County Engineers will hold a workshop on Wednesday, August 16 between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. at the Pikesville Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, 1301 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville.

During the meeting, residents will have an opportunity to discuss the project’s impact with engineers in an informal setting. For more information, contact James Ekeh, Project Engineer, or Sheldon Epstein, Section Chief, Bureau of Engineering at 410 887-3711.


Meeting to be Held on May 4 at 7:00 p.m.

In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article Section 9-503, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works is developing a new Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan to cover the 2019–2028 period. As part of the Plan development process, a County Executive-appointed Solid Waste Management Citizens Review Committee (SWMCRC) has been formed to provide input and recommendations to the County regarding the content of the new Plan.

The next meeting of the SWMCRC will be held on Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room at 400 Washington Avenue in Towson. Anyone may attend and observe this open meeting, though there will not be an opportunity for public participation. People wishing to attend are asked to contact the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000 by Tuesday, May 2.

An agenda for the May 4 meeting will be made available online at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time. This agenda, as well as additional information about the County’s Solid Waste Management Plan, will be located at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/solidwasteplan.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017