Recycling & Refuse

The Town's Refuse/Sanitation Section is manned by ten employees who collect all the household trash, recyclables, bulk, yard waste and brush.  Town refuse is collected using four rear-loader trash trucks, one stake body truck and one forestry body truck with chipper machine.  During winter months the Refuse Section employees will also assist in snow removal operations by clearing entrances to Town buildings and sidewalks abutting all Town-owned properties.

Generally, household trash is collected throughout Town on Monday and Tuesday, bulk pickup on Wednesday, and recycling on Thursday and Friday.  Household trash is transported to either the Harford Waste Disposal Center (HWDC/Scarboro Landfill) or the Harford Waste-to-Energy Facility (HWTEF) in Edgewood where trash is incinerated to create steam for the Edgewood Area, Aberdeen Proving Ground.  All yard waste and brush is transported to HWDC for composting.
A used motor oil and antifreeze recycling facility is located outside the front gate of the Town DPW facility at 705 E. Churchville Road. The facility is open 24-7 all year long.
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  1. Regular & Special Refuse Collection

    Find important information about refuse collection.

  2. Recycling

    Learn how to recycle and what is recyclable.

  3. Bagged Leaves & Grass Collection

    Discover how town grass and leaf recycling works.

  4. Loose Leaves Collection

    Learn how to have loose leaves collected by the town.

  5. Loose Brush Collections

    See what you need to do in order to have your loose brush collected.

  6. Holiday Week Collection