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No Trash, Recycling or Yard Materials Collection on Thanksgiving Day; Drop-Off Centers Closed

Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday and Health Department clinics and senior centers will be closed and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed on Thursday and parking meters are free on the holiday. The courts are closed on Friday, but County offices are open on Friday and facilities will operate with normal schedules for the remainder of the weekend.

No Trash, Recycling or Yard Materials Collection on Thanksgiving Day; Drop-off Centers Closed

Baltimore County trash and recycling drop-off facilities, including the Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh, will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and there will be no collection on that day. County offices and all three drop-off facilities will be open with regular operating hours on Wednesday, November 21, and Friday, November 23.

The impact of holidays varies among Baltimore County collection schedules. County residents should consult their particular collection schedule to see when they should set out trash, recycling, and yard materials.

Collection schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website and may be requested by calling 410-887-2000. Collection schedules are also available on the County’s new BaltCoGo app, available on mobile phones. The app is offered free of charge to Android and iPhone users and may be downloaded from their respective app stores. 


Trash and Recycling Collection Normal, Drop-off Facilities Open

Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Tuesday, November 6 for  Election Day. Health department clinics, and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. Parking meters must be fed and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking garages will be open as usual. Libraries are open regular hours.

Trash and recyclables will be collected according to the normal schedule and the County’s trash and recycling drop-off facilities will be open. Residents can log onto www.baltimorecountymd.gov/solidwaste for more information about recycling and trash collection, including schedules and drop-off center locations and hours, or call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000.

Collection schedules are also available on the County’s new BaltCoGo app, available on mobile phones. The app is offered free of charge to Android and iPhone users and may be downloaded from their respective app stores. 


Marks Older Americans Month at Senior Centers in Lansdowne, Turner Station

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz celebrated Older Americans Month by spending time at two Baltimore County Department of Aging senior centers this afternoon, and announced expanded hours at three centers in the County. Kamenetz met with members, council leadership and staff members at the Fleming Senior Center in the Turner Station area of Dundalk and at the Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands Senior Center, presenting Executive Proclamations in recognition of Older Americans Month.

During his visits to the two senior centers, he announced to enthusiastic applause that he has put money in the County’s operating budget to expand the hours for the Fleming, Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands and Hereford Senior Centers.

“Our senior centers are vital resources in our communities that offer a broad range of services to older adults, helping them to stay active, physically fit and to age in place in the neighborhoods where they spent their lives and raised their families,” said Kamenetz. “By offering expanded hours, we are increasing opportunities for positive programs, especially fitness and exercise classes.”

Kamenetz Announces Expansion of Hours at Three Senior Centers

During his visits, the County Executive announced to senior center members that he added funding to the FY19 budget to increase operating hours by 20 percent at the Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands and Fleming Senior Centers as a six-month pilot program to see if more access will increase attendance. The timing of the additional four hours per week will be determined in collaboration with senior center members and staff. The cost of the increased hours is $10,000.  In addition, Kamenetz is increasing Hereford Senior Center’s hours from one six-hour day per week to two six-hour days, enabling the center to expand physical fitness classes and other activities.

“We’ve been wanting these extra hours and are happy because we’ll be able to have more programs in the morning and it will relieve the cramped programming schedule,” said Tina Rodriguez, a member of the Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands Senior Center Council.

Donald L. Jones, President of the Fleming Senior Center, said, “We are very glad that County Executive Kamenetz listened to our concerns and we thank him for the additional hours. We are urging our seniors to come out to the center to enjoy the opportunities for social and physical engagement.”

Photos from the County Executive's senior center visits are on the County website. 


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017