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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.


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

  • Stacy L. Rodgers, County Administrative Officer (Chair)
  • D’Andrea Walker, Department of Public Works (DPW) Deputy Director for Transportation
  • 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
  • Peter Houstle, Executive Director, Maryland Recycling Network
  • Shane Robinson, Executive Director, Trash Free Maryland
  • Willie Goode, President/CEO, Good Companies, Inc.
  • Michele Grace, Owner, Shelz Sanitation
  • Robert Singleton, General Partner, Cockeys Enterprises, Inc.
  • Cara Hill, Citizen Representative
  • Eric Addison, Citizen Representative


The first meeting of the Baltimore County Solid Waste Work Group will be scheduled for late October. 

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.

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