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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 baltimorecountymd.gov/solidwasteplan, 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 solidwaste@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 410-887-2000.


Trash and Recycling Collection Normal, Drop-off Facilities Open

Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, February 19 in recognition of the Presidents Day holiday. Health Department clinics, libraries 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.

Trash and Recycling Collection is Normal, Drop-Off Centers are Open

Trash and recyclables will be collected according to the normal schedule. The County’s trash and recycling drop-off facilities will be open. Learn more about recycling and trash collection, including schedules and drop-off center locations and hours. Residents may also call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000.


Separate Collections Will Resume in April 2018

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 2018.

The date of the last 2017 “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.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017