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Baltimore County to collect yard waste and reopen residential Drop-Off Centers

Posted at 10:39 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 10:41:52-04

TOWSON, Md. — Baltimore County will again begin to collect yard waste and reopen residential Drop-Off Centers.

Beginning Thursday, the belpw Drop-Off Centers will reopen to the public.

  • Eastern Sanitary Landfill—6259 Days Cove Road, 21162
  • Central Acceptance Facility—201 West Warren Road, 21030
  • Western Acceptance Facility—3310 Transway Road, 21227

Residents will need to wear a mask and maintain social distancing while on-site.

Starting today (April 22) through as late as December, yard waste materials will be collected from Baltimore County residents with “Y” days on their schedule.

Collection schedules can be found here.

The amount of garbage collected has increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the week ending April 18, nearly 23 percent more tons of trash was collected than the same time last year. County Executive Olszewski approved hazard pay of $75 dollars per week for workers collecting trash in the county during the pandemic.

Residents can leave an unlimited number of bags of yard materials, but the county says all of them may not be collected on the same day.

Yard materials acceptable for collection include grass, leaves, vines, twigs, shrubbery trimmings, and branches and limbs.

Residents are reminded to use lawn and leaf bags to set out their yard materials, not trash cans. Bags of yard materials set out for collection must be 30 pounds or less. Also, branches and limbs will be collected only if they are no larger than 3 inches in diameter, no longer than 3 feet, and tied in bundles 30 pounds or less.