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Solid Waste Work Group

The Baltimore County Solid Waste Work Group will examine the County’s current solid waste collection and disposal policies and practices, and will make recommendations for improving operations and reducing the amount of trash being produced in Baltimore County.

The Work Group is charged with completing its work and submitting a report to the County Executive by March of 2021.

Key Policies and Plans

The following documents are PDFs that will open in a new window:

Meetings

The first meeting of the Baltimore County Solid Waste Work Group will be held on November 19. In addition to holding meetings that will be open to the public, the Work Group will conduct a survey of residents to gather public input that will inform their recommendations. Meeting documents are PDFs that will open in a new window.

2020

DateTimeLocationDocuments
November 195 to 7 p.m.

Virtual Webex Meeting

  • Join the meeting by phone. Call 1-415-655-0001; access code 172 715 6715.
Agenda
December 35 to 7 p.m.

Virtual Webex Meeting

  • Join the meeting by phone. Call 1-415-655-0001; access code 172 882 8285.
Agenda
December 1710 a.m. to noon

Virtual Webex Meeting

  • Join the meeting by phone. Call 1-415-655-0001; access code 172 268 2631.
Will be posted when available.

2021

DateTimeLocationDocuments
January 710 a.m. to noon

Virtual Webex Meeting

  • Join the meeting by phone. Call 1-415-655-0001; access code 172 052 2272.
Will be posted when available.
January 2110 a.m. to noon

Virtual Webex Meeting

  • Join the meeting by phone. Call 1-415-655-0001; access code 172 488 7335.
Will be posted when available.
February 410 a.m. to noon

Virtual Webex Meeting

  • Join the meeting by phone. Call 1-415-655-0001; access code 172 345 6172.
Will be posted when available.
February 185 to 7 p.m.

Virtual Webex Meeting

  • Join the meeting by phone. Call 1-415-655-0001; access code 172 221 5516.
Will be posted when available.
March 45 to 7 p.m.

Virtual Webex Meeting

  • Join the meeting by phone. Call 1-415-655-0001; access code 172 052 6335.
Will be posted when available.

Members

The Work Group’s membership includes County leadership, community members and industry representatives:

  • Stacy L. Rodgers, County Administrative Officer (Chair)
  • D’Andrea Walker, Acting Director, Department of Public Works (DPW) 
  • Mike Beichler, DPW Solid Waste Bureau Chief
  • James Benjamin, County Attorney
  • Steve Lafferty, Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Seth Blumen, Energy and Sustainability Program Coordinator
  • Matthew Carpenter, Office of Budget and Finance
  • Israel “Izzy” Patoka, County Councilman, District 2
  • Ed Adams, Vice President, JMT; Former Director of DPW
  • Lois Jacobs, Chair, Baltimore County Advisory Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Sara Bixby, Deputy Executive Director, Solid Waste Association of North America
  • Chaz Miller, Board Member, Maryland Recycling Network
  • Shane Robinson, Executive Director, Trash Free Maryland
  • Willie Goode, President/CEO, Goode Companies, Inc.
  • Michelle Grace, Owner, Shelz Sanitation
  • Robert Singleton, General Partner, Cockeys Enterprises, Inc.
  • Cara Hill, Citizen Representative
  • Eric Addison, Citizen Representative
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