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Collections May Occur Later than Usual During the Week Following Memorial Day

Baltimore County government trash, recycling or yard materials collection will be adjusted on Monday, May 25, 2020 in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. 

Residents should consult their particular collection schedule to learn when to set out materials during weeks that contain a collection holiday. Schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website and may also be requested by calling 410-887-2000.

Schedules are also available on the County’s BaltCoGo mobile app, which is offered free of charge to Android and iPhone users.

Collections of all types may occur later than usual during the week following Memorial Day. 

If a collection does not occur on the scheduled day during this period of time, materials should be left out until collection occurs.

Drop-Off Centers

Trash and recycling drop-off centers will be closed on Monday, May 25. Drop-off centers will be open with normal hours on Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23. 

Drop-off facilities (and the trash and recycling customer service line) will reopen on Tuesday, May 26.

More Information

For more information, residents should visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website or call 410-887-2000.

Chief of Bureau of Engineering and Construction Thomas Kiefer Named Acting Director

Baltimore County Director of Department of Public Works Steve Walsh announced today that he will retire from Baltimore County government, effective May 22.

“Steve has been a steady hand, a thoughtful leader, and invaluable partner in our work to build a better Baltimore County,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. “On behalf of the people of Baltimore County, I extend my gratitude for his decades of dedicated service and I wish him and his entire family the best in his well-deserved retirement from County service.”

“It has been a privilege to serve the citizens of Baltimore County for more than 30 years,” Director Walsh said. “The hardworking people of this department have inspired me every single day and I’m confident that the department will continue to provide services for the residents of Baltimore County in the years to come.”

Mr. Walsh first joined Baltimore County government in 1990 as a water resources engineer and worked his way through the ranks of the Department of Public Works culminating in his appointment as Director in 2016.

With Director Walsh’s retirement, County Executive Olszewski has appointed Thomas Kiefer, Chief of the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, to serve as Acting Director, effective May 22, while a search for a permanent replacement is conducted.

Mr. Kiefer first came to Baltimore County as an engineer in the Bureau of Utilities in 2006 tasked with helping lead the County’s modernization of the sanitary sewer infrastructure. He advanced to the Chief of the Bureau of Utilities in 2012 and was later selected as the Chief of the Bureau of Engineering and Construction in 2016. Kiefer is the first person in County history to have been Chief of both Bureaus of Utilities and Engineering and Construction.

He has over 40 years of design, construction and operations experience and, prior to joining Baltimore County government, worked for a local engineering consulting firm as well as a global engineering construction company. Kiefer holds a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, an MBA from Wilmington College, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Maryland and Delaware.

As Acting Director of the Department of Public Works, Mr. Kiefer will be responsible for technical management and oversight of 957 employees and a $400 million operating budget with five main business units including Highways, Utilities, Engineering and Construction, Solid Waste Management, and Transportation.

“Tom is eminently qualified to provide steady leadership through this transition and I’m confident that he will help as Baltimore County begins the long road to recovery,” Olszewski said. “During his years of service, he has been involved in every aspect of management, and he has gained the respect of those in the department and across County government.”

Evening Hearing to be Held on March 21 in Downtown Towson

The Baltimore County Department of Public Works (DPW) is developing a new Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan (Plan) to cover the 2019–2028 period. As part of the Plan development process, the DPW is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to review the full draft Plan and solicit community feedback.

The hearing will take place in the Council Chambers of the Baltimore County Historic Courthouse, located at 400 Washington Avenue in Towson. Attendees must use the Chesapeake Avenue entrance on the south side of the Historic Courthouse building.

In the event of inclement weather, residents should check the status of the Baltimore County Public Library’s Towson branch – if that branch is closed the evening of March 21, the public hearing will be postponed until Wednesday, March 28 at the Council Chambers of the Baltimore County Historic Courthouse.

A public information session, presented by representatives of Baltimore County’s DPW, will precede the formal hearing. Copies of the draft Plan are available on the County’s website at, in the office of the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204 (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 draft Plan to Steven A. Walsh, P.E., Director, Department of Public Works, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204. Comments must be received within 35 days of the public hearing.

For more information regarding the public hearing or the Solid Waste Management Plan, email or call 410-887-2000.

Revised September 11, 2017