Harford County Maryland
Harford County, Maryland
Harford County Maryland  
Harford County Maryland
David R. Craig, Harford County Executive
Harford County Maryland

Department of Public Works - Environmental Services
3135 Scarboro Road, Street, MD 21154 410.638.3018
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Thomas C. Hilton
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410-638-3018
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410-638-3018
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410-638-3637
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410-638-3417
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HARFORD WASTE DISPOSAL CENTER (HWDC)
Map & Directions

 

Harford Waste Disposal Center
3241 Scarboro Road
Street, Maryland 21154
410-638-3636

Monday-Saturday 7am-3pm

Harford Waste Dispoal Center


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Directions

  • From South - North on Route 1 to Route 543. Left on 543 five miles, right on Route 440 two miles to Scarboro Road. Right on Scarboro Road and left into HWDC entrance.
  • From East - Route 22 West to Route 136. Right on Route 136 to Route 440. Left on Route 440 to Scarboro Road. Left on Scarboro Road and left into HWDC entrance.
  • From West - Route 165 to Route 543 to Route 440. Route 440 to Scarboro Road. Left into HWDC entrance.
  • From North - Route 1 South to Route 136. Right on Route 136 to Route 440. Left on Route 440 to Scarboro Road. Left on Scarboro Road to HWDC.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What phone numbers should I call if I need to speak to someone in Environmental Services?
What residential material can be disposed of at the Harford Waste Disposal Center and the Tollgate Yard Trim drop-off facility?
What residential material is not allowed for disposal at the Harford Waste Disposal Center?
Why are you limiting me to bring no more than 25% of my load with certain materials?
If my load of unauthorized material exceed 25% of my load, what options do I have for disposal of this material?
What are your hours of operation for Environmental Services?
What are your fees?
Do you accept credit cards or checks at the HWDC for payment?
What are the directions to Environmental Services facilities?
My trash was not picked up today. What should I do?
I am new to Harford County, Maryland. What companies pick-up household trash and recycling?
Are peanut butter jars, margarine tubs, and yogurt containers recyclable?
Can I recycle computer/electronics in Harford County?
How do I dispose of paint?
Where can I get rid of old stale gasoline?
Plastic motor oil containers have the designation #1 or #2 on them. Can I put these into my single stream recycling bin?
Where is the nearest location to drop off used motor oil and anti-freeze for recycling?
Where can I dispose of tires?
What is the availability of mulch and compost?
1.  WHAT PHONE NUMBERS SHOULD I CALL IF I NEED TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES?
Please call 410-638-3637 for the Bureau of Solid Waste Management.  Recycling inquiries shall be directed to 410-638-3417.  Office hours are M-F, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Alternatively, recorded information can be found by calling 410-638-3636.
2.  WHAT RESIDENTIAL MATERIAL CAN BE DISPOSED OF AT THE HARFORD WASTE DISPOSAL CENTER AND THE TOLLGATE YARD TRIM DROP-OFF FACILITY?

The Harford Waste Disposal Center accepts many materials for disposal from County residents including:

  1. Putrescible household trash and garbage
  2. Bulky items such as furniture, bookshelves, used carpeting, etc.
  3. Mattresses and cushions
  4. Recyclable materials including paper and cardboard, rigid plastics labeled #1-#7, aluminum cans, tin cans, and glass bottles
  5. Used motor oil
  6. Used antifreeze
  7. Old gasoline and gas/oil mixtures (limited to no more than 10 gallons)
  8. Used tires off the rim (tires exceeding 32-inch diameter shall first be quartered)
  9. Wet cell batteries
  10. Empty refillable propane cylinders not greater than 20 pound capacity
  11. Used clothing
  12. Scrap metal, metal objects,  and appliances including copper wire and tubing
  13. Computer monitors, hard drives, keyboards, and mice
  14. Construction and demolition debris (plywood, lumber, doors and door casings, windows and window casings, garage doors, sheds, posts, timber ties, wood associated with swing sets, fencing, drywall, cinder block, brick,  asphalt, shingles, tiles, and concrete  ) not exceeding 25% of the volume of the vehicle’s load 
  15. Latex Paint
  16. Yard trim including grass clippings, leaves, and brush/tree limbs; and
  17. Non-friable asbestos (please call 410-638-3638 for specific instructions).

The Tollgate yard trim drop-off facility only accepts residential yard trim including grass clippings, leaves, and brush/tree limbs on Saturdays from 7am-3pm.

3.  WHAT RESIDENTIAL MATERIAL IS NOT ALLOWED FOR DISPOSAL AT THE HARFORD WASTE DISPOSAL CENTER?

The Harford Waste Disposal Center does not accept the following items: 

  1. Liquid Waste
  2. Friable Asbestos
  3. Chemicals and chemical constituents in containers with volumes which are greater than that typically found in retail stores catering to the homeowner (including solvents and degreasers, oil based paint, thinners, herbicides, pesticides)
  4. Poisons
  5. Acids or caustic liquids
  6. Explosives or ordinance
  7. Hot ashes
  8. Radioactive substances
  9. Vehicles (including automobiles, RV’s, trucks, motorcycles
  10. Drums unless emptied and flattened
  11. Compressed gas cylinders (other than refillable 20-pound propane cylinders)
  12. Septage 
  13. Logs and stumps
  14. Soil or stone
  15. Certain materials including but not limited to construction and demolition debris exceeding 25% of the volume of the vehicle.  For a more complete listing and other information please follow the link to the Bureau of Solid Waste Management Rules and Regulations

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4.  WHY ARE YOU LIMITING ME TO BRING NO MORE THAN 25% OF MY LOAD WITH CERTAIN MATERIALS?
The Harford Waste Disposal Center landfill has limited capacity for future expansion and space needs to be reserved for regular household trash and garbage in order to provide for the long-term solid waste disposal needs of Harford County residents. Therefore this material must be limited to achieve this objective. The Harford Waste Disposal Center landfill was not designed as rubble fill.  Rubble fills typically accept this type of material. The Division of Environmental Services realizes the need for the disposal of this material and will be exploring opportunities for the construction and operation of a facility which could accept this type of material in the future.
5.  IF MY LOAD OF UNAUTHORIZED MATERIAL EXCEED 25% OF MY LOAD, WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE FOR DISPOSAL OF THIS MATERIAL?
The closest two facilities to Harford County which accept this type of material are the Honeygo Run Reclamation Center  at 10710 Philadelphia Road, Perry Hall, Md 410-335-9500 and Days Cove Rubble Landfill at 6425 Days Cove Road, White Marsh, MD  410-335-3778.  Please call for the most recent pricing and hours of operation.  Alternatively the following link displays other private companies in Maryland which accept different types of materials including construction and demolition debris.  http://www.mdrecycles.org/recyclingDirectory.php  Harford County does not endorse any particular disposal facility.
6.  WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF OPERATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES?
The Harford Waste Disposal Center is open  7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  It is closed Sundays and County Holidays.  The Tollgate Yard Trim drop-off facility is currently open Saturday only 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
7.  WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

Please follow this link to the current fee schedule.  Please note the fees for pick-ups and trailers are based on a bed size of no more than 3 feet high and 8-feet long.  Beds exceeding these dimensions shall be weighed on the scales and pay the current tipping fee of $70on.  Actual cost will be based on the weight of the waste, which may be considerably less than $70.  A deposit of $70 (cash Only) is required at the time of weighing.  The deposit will be refunded, less the cost of trash disposal (based on the actual weight)  upon exiting the Harford Waste Disposal Center. 

8.  DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS OR CHECKS AT THE HWDC FOR PAYMENT?

Effective June 9, 2014 Harford County will be accepting credit cards for residential transactions for the disposal of solid waste only. Unfortunately we can not accept debit cards or checks. Cash transactions will continue to be required for bulk sales of mulch and compost.

9.  WHAT ARE THE DIRECTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FACILITIES?

Harford Waste Disposal Center (HWDC)

  • From South - North on Route 1 to Route 543. Left on 543 five miles, right on Route 440 two miles to Scarboro Road. Right on Scarboro Road and left into HWDC entrance.
  • From East - Route 22 West to Route 136. Right on Route 136 to Route 440. Left on Route 440 to Scarboro Road. Left on Scarboro Road and left into HWDC entrance.
  • From West - Route 165 to Route 543 to Route 440. Route 440 to Scarboro Road. Left into HWDC entrance.
  • From North - Route 1 South to Route 136. Right on Route 136 to Route 440. Left on Route 440 to Scarboro Road. Left on Scarboro Road to HWDC.

Tollgate Yard Trim Drop-off Facility

Located at 701 N. Tollgate Road, across from the entrance to the County Farm Fair/Equestrian Center. From Bel Air, proceed to Tollgate Road from either business Route 1 or Boulton Street , after the Route 1 Bypass overpass, drive past the Equestrian Center.  The entrance to the drop-off facility will be on the right which is shared with the entrance for the Ma and Pa trail parking access. Proceed up the hill past the chain link gate.

10.  MY TRASH WAS NOT PICKED UP TODAY. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
You should contact your private trash collector.  Harford County does not perform nor manage the trash collection services.
11.  I AM NEW TO HARFORD COUNTY, MARYLAND. WHAT COMPANIES PICK-UP HOUSEHOLD TRASH AND RECYCLING?

The licensed companies providing residential curbside trash pick-up and recycling pick-up in Harford County include  

  • Bartenfelder Sanitation Services, 410-420-9220
  • Harford Trash Services, Inc., 443-752-0784
  • Republic Services, 1-800-284-7056
  • Waste Industries (HSS), 410-457-0404

Note: Harford County licenses, but does not endorse, trash collectors. If you encounter a firm not on the list above, please contact Harford County's Solid Waste Management at 410-638-3637.

 Harford County does not endorse the use of any particular company

12.  ARE PEANUT BUTTER JARS, MARGARINE TUBS, AND YOGURT CONTAINERS RECYCLABLE?

Yes, all rigid plastics labeled #1 through #7 are accepted for recycling, this includes all wide-mouth containers (i.e. peanut butter jars, margarine tubs & yogurt containers).  All recyclables should be emptied & lightly rinsed.  Caps, labels & lids can remain on bottles, cans & jars. 

13.  CAN I RECYCLE COMPUTER/ELECTRONICS IN HARFORD COUNTY?

Most electronic devices are accepted at the Harford Waste Disposal Center, 3241 Scarboro Rd., Street, MD 21154, Monday through Saturday 7am to 3pm.  

For Additional Information Reference Website:
http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/dpw/envaffairs/index.cfm?ID=431

ASSOCIATED FORMS:

14.  HOW DO I DISPOSE OF PAINT?

Latex paint can be disposed of in the regular trash if it is first solidified by opening the paint can lid in an open safe area.  Once the paint has dried and solidified it can be added to the household trash.  Latex paint can be brought to the Harford Waste Disposal Center in liquid form and poured into a metal bin specifically designated for latex paint (charges apply).

 

For Additional Information Reference Website:
http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/dpw/envaffairs/index.cfm?ID=774

15.  WHERE CAN I GET RID OF OLD STALE GASOLINE?
Old gasoline and gas/oil mixtures are accepted at the Harford Waste Disposal Center in amounts no greater than 10 gallons.
16.  PLASTIC MOTOR OIL CONTAINERS HAVE THE DESIGNATION #1 OR #2 ON THEM. CAN I PUT THESE INTO MY SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING BIN?

No.  Although this plastic type can be recycled, it is very difficult to completely clean the oil which causes problems with the processor.  Please put the cap on the container and throw it in with your regular household trash.

17.  WHERE IS THE NEAREST LOCATION TO DROP OFF USED MOTOR OIL AND ANTI-FREEZE FOR RECYCLING?

Please visit the Used Motor Oil & Anti-freeze Recycling Site page for the most current listing of drop-off locations

For additional information, please call Office of Recycling, 410-638-3417.

For Additional Information Reference Website:
http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/dpw/envaffairs/index.cfm?ID=441

18.  WHERE CAN I DISPOSE OF TIRES?
Tires are accepted at the Harford Waste Disposal Center with no more than 5 tires per trip.  Maximum diameter of whole tires is 32-inches.  Tires in excess of 32-inch diameter shall be first quartered.
19.  WHAT IS THE AVAILABILITY OF MULCH AND COMPOST?
Mulch and compost is available throughout the year; however, at times the inventory gets low due to seasonal demand and the amount of yard trim which is received.  Both products are available at the HWDC Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.  County residents may self-load the equivalent of 3-30 gallons trash cans of material at no charge per trip.  Alternatively, residents may purchase bulk quantities at $10 per cubic yard.
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