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Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan

Proposed Amendment to Ten Year Plan

In accordance with the amended Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article Section 9-503, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works and Transportation is proposing an amendment to the County’s Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan (“the Plan”) regarding a proposed solid waste transfer facility at 7600 Rolling Mill Road.

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, February 17, at 5 p.m.; a link to the meeting will be available on the Planning Board's meetings page. Residents should check the above webpage for updates as the hearing date approaches. County representatives will be present at the hearing to accept questions and comments.

The proposed Plan amendment language is available online, from the Bureau of Solid Waste Management directly and at every branch of the Baltimore County Public Library system.

In addition to the hearing, persons may send written comments on the proposed amendment to or the address below. Comments must be received by March 24, 2022.

Michael Beichler, Chief
Bureau of Solid Waste Management
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 211
Towson, MD 21204

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.

In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article Section 9-1714, and following opportunities for community input, the Plan was later amended to address the availability of recycling in office buildings 150,000 square feet or larger; this amendment was approved by MDE on April 21, 2021.

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 or call 410-887-2000.

Revised January 10, 2022         
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