What happened to the proposed solid waste transfer station on Philadelphia Road in Joppa?
An alternative that was looked at was to construct and operate a Solid Waste Transfer Station on county-owned property on Philadelphia Road near the MD 152/I-95 interchange. Rather than disposing of trash in the Harford Waste Disposal Center landfill or at the Waste-to-Energy facility, trash would have been transported to the solid waste transfer station in Joppa, where it would have been unloaded, processed, and shipped to a yet-to-be-constructed Waste-to-Energy facility in Baltimore City.

This alternative was strongly considered and was a viable option at the time due to the close proximity to I-95 and other major roadways, however the plans for the Baltimore facility have not yet come to fruition, and this no longer became a realistic option. Furthermore, considerations regarding long-term costs and the concerns of the community were also reasons for exploring additional options.

Future uses of the property will be studied over the next year. The long-term needs of the Department of Public Works will be considered, as will the public safety infrastructure needs of the nearby community.

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1. Why do we need to change the way we dispose of waste?
2. So where will the trash be going?
3. What were the other alternatives that were considered?
4. What happened to the proposed solid waste transfer station on Philadelphia Road in Joppa?
5. What will happen to the Waste-to-Energy facility?
6. What will happen to the Harford Waste Disposal Center landfill on Scarboro Road?
7. Will my curbside trash collection service change by this plan?
8. Will I have to pay more for my trash removal?
9. Whom can I contact with concerns or questions about this plan?