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Homes that currently receive a twice-per-week trash collection have been chosen to participate in phase two of the Trash Cart Pilot Program.  These carts are a safer, more efficient and more environmentally-friendly way of handling trash. Using them will help to reduce rodent problems and litter in the community.

Carts will automatically be delivered to homes starting this September; residents do not need to be home to accept delivery. Postcards will be sent to affected homes in late September with details about the program. If a cart is delivered to your home, please use it to store your trash, placing it out for collection in your usual pick-up location. By doing so, you will be directly improving the health and safety of your neighborhood.


  • The County is providing the trash carts at no cost to residents.

  • Please put only household trash in the cart. Do not place recyclables, yard materials or hazardous waste in the cart.

  • Your collector will continue to pick up your trash and recycling on the same days as usual. Be sure to set your material out after 6 p.m. the night before scheduled collection. Metal, glass, paper and plastic should continue to go in your recycling container!

  • If you move, please leave the trash cart on your property; do not take it with you.

Provide Your Feedback

Baltimore County is very excited to improve trash collection for County residents. This is a big step toward creating cleaner communities, and we need your help. Please use your new cart and provide us with feedback on your experience at

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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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