September 15, 2021 Baltimore County

The Baltimore County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPWT) is proposing several revisions to the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s (BSWM) regulations.

DPWT is proposing revisions to the “Regulation for Baltimore County Residential Trash and Recycling Collection” regarding an updated holiday collection schedule, the introduction of a residential bulk collection service, changes to set-out requirements, and general language updates to reflect the current recycling program.

DPWT is also proposing revisions to the “Regulation for Use of Residents’ Drop-Off Center at Central Acceptance Facility and at Western Acceptance Facility,” “Regulation for Use of Residents’ Drop-Off Center at Eastern Sanitary Landfill Solid Waste Management Facility” and “Regulation for Disposal at Eastern Sanitary Landfill Solid Waste Management Facility” to better reflect the current program (including accepted recyclables and the location of the household hazardous waste collection area).

For community input, a web-based public hearing is being held on Monday, September 20, 2021, at 5 p.m.; a link to the meeting will be available at County representatives will be present at the hearing to accept questions and comments.

Copies of the proposed regulation revisions are available for review on the web at the address listed above, from the BSWM directly ( or 410-887-2000), and at every branch of the Baltimore County Public Library system. Copies of the proposed revisions have also been sent to each Council District office.

In addition to the hearing, persons may send written comments on the proposed amendment to Michael Beichler, Chief, Bureau of Solid Waste Management, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 211, Towson, MD 21204 or Comments must be received by September 27.

The proposed regulation changes are available here.