Environmental Services

Effective August 25, 2016, the Tollgate Road Yard Trim Drop-off will be open each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm through December 10, 2016.

Compost and mulch sales have been reopened to all customers effective August 17, 2016. Please call 410-638-3638 for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste will be accepted at the Harford Waste Disposal Center on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.*

*date is subject to change


Responsibilities
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 management and technical support for solid waste management, environmental investigation, and remediation of County landfill operations, and support of environmental programs with other County agencies, such as site assessment and land development plan review.

The division consists of the following functional units:
  
Bureau of Engineering Services
Responsibilities include management and technical support for solid waste management, environmental investigation and remediation of County landfill operations, environmental assessments of County properties, and land development plan review.

Bureau of Solid Waste Management


Responsibilities include maintaining and operating a sanitary landfill and homeowners drop-off center in which to process and dispose of residential refuse, recyclables, yard waste and miscellaneous debris and overseeing the following operations: the Harford Waste Disposal Center, the Mulch and Compost operation, the Recycling Transfer Station, the Roadside Litter Control Program, the Used Oil & Anti-freeze Program and the Waste-to-Energy Facility.

Gypsy Moth and Noxious Weed


Responsibilities include administering and providing labor support for the eradication of noxious and invasive weeds in Harford County. Funds support the Gypsy Moth survey and spray program in Harford County by the State of Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Post Closure


The Bureau of Environmental Services Administration and Engineering manages an operating budget that accounts for post closure care and monitoring costs associated with closed landfills.

Recycling


Responsibilities include educating and motivating the public to ensure that Harford County continues to reduce its waste stream through recycling and waste reduction efforts and the procurement and contract management of recycling disposal contracts.

Scarboro Remediation


The Bureau of Environmental Services Administration and Engineering manages an operating budget that accounts for the monitoring and operating costs of the Scarboro Landfill Remediation Project.