Environmental Services

Effective Saturday, March 21, 2020, compost sales will be limited to 5 cubic yards per transaction for all customers.

The Harford Waste Disposal Center, Harford Mulch and Compost Facility, and the Tollgate Yard Trim Acceptance Facility are currently operating under normal hours. Information will be updated if this changes.

Household Hazardous Waste Day Events will be held at the Harford Waste Disposal Center from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, May 2, 2020 (A shredding event will also be included.)

Welcome to our Environmental Services Division.  To view our variety of services please select a category from the menu on the left.  If you would like to find out more about our yard-trim drop off site, select residential recycling.


The Division of Environmental Services implements the County's environmental, solid waste management and recycling programs. Our mission is to provide quality environmental and integrated solid waste management programs for the citizens of Harford County.

Responsibilities include operating and maintaining the Harford Waste Disposal Center, the Mulch and Compost Operations, the Roadside Litter Control Program, the Used Oil & Anti-freeze Program, and monitoring of closed facilities. The Division of Environmental Services is also responsible for educating and motivating the public to ensure that Harford County continues to reduce its waste stream through recycling and waste reduction efforts.