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Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan

Proposed Office Building Recycling Amendment

In accordance with the amended Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article Section 9-1714, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works is proposing an amendment to the County’s Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan (“the Plan”) regarding the availability of recycling in office buildings 150,000 square feet or larger (approximately 20 in the County). View the full proposed amendment language (PDF). It may also be requested from the Bureau of Solid Waste Management directly at recycle@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-2000.

For community input, a web-based public hearing is being held in cooperation with the County Planning Board. The hearing is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 5, at 5 p.m. A link to the meeting will be available on the Planning Board meetings page; residents should check this page for updates as the hearing date approaches. County representatives will be present at the hearing to accept questions and comments.

In addition to the hearing, persons may send written comments on the proposed amendment to Thomas J. Kiefer, P.E., Acting Director, Department of Public Works, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 307, Towson, Maryland 21204. Comments must be received within 35 days of the hearing.

2019 through 2028 Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan

On November 19, 2018, the Baltimore County Council voted to adopt the following 2019 through 2028 Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan. After the County Council vote, the Plan was submitted to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for review, and MDE gave final approval to the Plan on February 20, 2019.

The Executive Summary, five Plan chapters and appendices are listed below:

Development of 2019 through 2028 Plan

A lengthy and extensive public participation process (including a telephone survey in 2016 of 223 County residents, five public discussion meetings around the County and a public hearing) preceded the submission of the Plan to the County Council in 2018. As part of the Plan development process, a County Executive-appointed Solid Waste Management Citizens Review Committee was also formed to provide input and recommendations to the County regarding the content of the new Plan. Committee meeting minutes and other public participation documents are posted below.

Committee Meeting Minutes

Public Hearing Documents

Further details of the public participation process are on record and available for review. For more information, email solidwaste@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 410-887-2000.

 
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