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Notice Regarding the Coronavirus

The ongoing COVID-19 situation has created disruptions with curbside collection, resulting in service delays of up to 48 hours.

Please know that Public Works Staff are aware of all communities experiencing delays and are monitoring them closely to ensure collections do occur. We ask that you leave your material at the curb until contractors are able to complete their routes.

The Department of Public Works apologizes for this inconvenience. We appreciate your patience and understanding. For questions or concerns not related to delayed curbside collection, please contact Customer Service at (410) 222-6100.
The Bureau of Waste Management Services is responsible for the curbside collection of trash, recycling of residential solid waste from 168,000 customers and the management, maintenance, oversight, and preservation of the Millersville Landfill.  Waste Management Services also oversees the Northern, Central, and Southern recycling centers, as well as special programs like Household Hazardous Waste events and Bulk Collection.  
View the Holiday Schedule to determine any impact to your collection day. 

Curbside Collection

Recycling, yard waste and trash are collected once a week.  Each material, trash, recycling, and yard waste, is collected by a separate truck.  Although the trucks all look similar, recycling and yard waste trucks are marked with recycling symbols. 

Note: If you have moved into a community currently served by the curbside program, you do not need to contact the County to start service at your new residence. 

There are several methods for determining your collection day:

Learn more about Curbside Collection Services

Drop Off Facilities

Location (click for map) Phone Hours  Link to Site
Millersville Landfill (410) 222-6108 Monday-Saturday 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Northern Recycling Center (410) 222-6100 Monday-Saturday 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
More Info
Central Recycling Center (410) 222-6100 Monday-Saturday 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
More Info
Southern Recycling Center (410) 222-6100 Monday-Saturday 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
More Info

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Note: Our Customer Service lines are open weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Materials Accepted

Please review the list of Materials Accepted that maintained on the Waste Management website to determine the appropriate method/place for disposing of items. 

Note: Curbside Collection must be scheduled for some large items.  Bulk items requiring advance scheduling will be indicated on the list of Materials Accepted