As you drive by certain neighborhood streets it was not uncommon to pass by old furniture, bed mattresses and appliances out by the curb, but not in front of anyone’s residence. Baltimore County is bringing back residential bulk trash collection for the first time since 1992. Residents will have two opportunities to set out bulk items for collection.
The program will operate as follows:
- All single-family homes and town homes in the county will have two free pre-scheduled bulk collections in 2022, with a limit of three bulk items per collection.
- Bulk item collection dates and instructions have been mailed to every home. You can also download a schedule here.
- Residents will be able to look up their pre-scheduled pick-up dates online starting in January.
- Residents will not need to call or email the county to request pick-up on a scheduled day.
Officials say the program, a recommendation of the solid waste workgroup, will enhance the county’s existing waste collection services while reducing illegal dumping and the emissions created by individual trips for bulk trash disposal.
“We’ve revived bulk trash collection because the topic came up at every single one of the County Executive’s town hall meetings,” said Department of Public Works and Transportation Director D’Andrea Walker. “People want it; people need it.”
Residents may also continue to bring bulk items to one of the county’s three drop-off centers year-round at the Western Acceptance Facility in Halethorpe, Central Acceptance Facility in Cockeysville or Eastern Sanitary Solid Waste Management Facility in White Marsh.
Schedules are available for download on the county’s website. Find out what is accepted and what is not. https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/departments/publicworks/solid_waste/bulkitems.html