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To ensure collection, trees must be set out no later than January 19

The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 14, 2019. Because Christmas tree collection dates will vary from place to place, residents must have trees set out no later than Saturday, January 19 to ensure collection.

Residents should place trees out for pick-up at the same location where they would normally place trash and recycling for collection.

In addition, residents must follow these rules when placing their Christmas trees out to be recycled:

·        Only set out live (not artificial) trees.

·        Set out the tree only (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.).

Baltimore County collectors will pick up Christmas trees in standard trash/recycling trucks, and deliver them to County facilities to be chipped and later used as mulch. Baltimore County residents who live in an apartment or condominium should follow their property manager’s rules when recycling their Christmas trees.

Residents who wish to drop off Christmas trees themselves may do so starting Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Christmas trees (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.) may be taken to any one of the County’s three drop-off locations.

For directions to the County’s drop-off centers, residents may visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management website or call 410-887-2000.


Meeting is October 29 at 7 p.m.

In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article Section 9-503, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works is developing a new Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan to cover the 2019–2028 period. As part of the Plan development process, a County Executive-appointed Solid Waste Management Citizens Review Committee (SWMCRC) has been formed to provide input and recommendations to the County regarding the content of the new Plan.

The next meeting of the SWMCRC will be held on Monday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room at 400 Washington Avenue in Towson. Anyone may attend and observe this open meeting, though there will not be an opportunity for public participation. People wishing to attend are asked to contact the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000 by Thursday, October 25.

An agenda for the October 29 meeting will be made available online at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time. This agenda, as well as additional information about the County’s Solid Waste Management Plan, will be located at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/solidwasteplan.


As of Friday, September 1, the Baltimore County residential household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off site will be moving from the Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh to the Central Acceptance Facility in Cockeysville. This relocation is an effort to maximize convenience for residents across the County in a cost-effective way.

To help ease this transition, both the Cockeysville and White Marsh HHW sites will operate simultaneously for a month-long period. Saturday, September 30 will be the final day of operation for the Eastern Sanitary Landfill’s HHW site. After this date, paint and hazardous materials (including pesticides, herbicides, cooking oil, swimming pool chemicals, and solvents) will no longer be accepted at the Eastern Sanitary Landfill. Items such as antifreeze, electronics, fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline, mercury thermometers, motor oil, and rechargeable batteries will continue to be accepted from residents at both the Eastern Sanitary Landfill and the Central Acceptance Facility.

The Central Acceptance Facility’s HHW site, located at 201 West Warren Road in Cockeysville, will accept residential paint and hazardous materials for drop-off year-round (please note that some computer map programs will inaccurately show this address on the east side of York Road). The facility is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the County’s trash and recycling program, including details about the types of HHW accepted at the Cockeysville facility, residents should visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s web site or call 410-887-2000.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017