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Baltimore County operates three facilities where County residents can take residential trash and recyclables. Our customer service staff at 410-887-2000 handles phone calls for all three facilities. Please note that most GPS devices and smart phone apps are able to provide turn-by-turn directions to the facility addresses listed below.

Disposal Rules and Guidance

In most cases, Baltimore County residents may take material to the drop-off facilities free of charge. In some situations (depending on the type of material, number of loads, type of vehicle and other factors), a refuse disposal authorization is required for free disposal; otherwise, a prorated fee of $100 per ton will be charged. 

  • View detailed disposal regulations.
  • Learn about the community clean-up application process and policies.
A map of the three drop-off facilities in Baltimore County.

Drop-Off Facilities

View hours and directions for the three County drop-off facilities:

  1. Eastern Sanitary Landfill (ESL) Solid Waste Management Facility in White Marsh
  2. Central Acceptance Facility (CAF) in Cockeysville
  3. Western Acceptance Facility (WAF) in Halethorpe

See how holidays may affect whether facilities are open or closed.

Eastern Sanitary Landfill (ESL) Solid Waste Management Facility in White Marsh

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (There is no admittance into the facility after 3:15 p.m. and residents must be finished unloading by 3:30 p.m.)

6259 Days Cove Road
White Marsh, Maryland 21162

Off 11400 block Pulaski Highway, one block east of Allender Road.

Central Acceptance Facility (CAF) in Cockeysville

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

201 West Warren Road
Cockeysville Maryland 21030

(Note: Some map software will inaccurately show this address on the east side of York Road.)
Entrance to the facility is on Drop Off Drive, off of Warren Road, one-quarter mile west of York Road and one-quarter mile east of Beaver Dam Road.

Western Acceptance Facility (WAF) in Halethorpe

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3310 Transway Road
Halethorpe, Maryland 21227

Go to the end of Transway Road, off the 4500 block of Hollins Ferry Road (Beltway Exit nine).

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Contact Us

Bureau of Solid Waste Management

111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Suite 211
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Bureau Chief:

Nicholas Rodricks


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