Trash & Recycling Services

Curbside Trash & Recycling

Trash and recyclables are picked up every Tuesday or Wednesday, the day/route depending on where you live in Town.  If you are unsure of your pickup day, please call the Town Office. Residents should place trash and recyclables curbside on Monday evening for Tuesday pickup and Tuesday evening for Wednesday pickup.

The Town will provide small recycling bins to new residents. A list of acceptable recyclables is available within the Carroll County Landfill's brochure in the link to the right.  

Due to the Landfill closure, pickup will be delayed by one day when the following holidays occur: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.  

Bulk Trash

Bulk Trash

The Town offers three (3) bulk trash pickup days per year for in-Town residents only (those who live within the incorporated Town limits and pay Town taxes). These days are reserved for large non-hazardous items like old chairs, appliances, etc. Bulk trash days are always scheduled for the third (3rd) Saturday of March, July, and October. Residents should place bulk items curbside by Friday evening. **Please refrain from putting bulk items out on regular trash days - our trash collector will not pick them up except on the designated Bulk Trash dates.** We cannot pick up tires, paint, motors, items with freon, oil or other hazardous waste or construction materials. Construction materials include: wood / lumber from decks, fences, swingsets, etc.; landscaping materials; drywall; cement/concrete; rocks; bricks/blocks; metal stakes/poles. Construction materials and hazardous waste must be disposed of privately. You may call Carroll County Landfill at 410-386-4550 or visit their website at for questions concerning disposal of these items.
Yard Waste

Yard Waste

Yard waste is picked up every Monday from the first Monday in April to the third Monday in December.  

Per Town Code, "yard waste consists of grass clippings, hedge clippings, tree branches smaller than four (4) feet in length and less than two (2) inches in diameter, leaves and other waste as may be generated from a residential gardening operation" (Chapter 73-2, Definitions).  Dirt/soil, animal waste, kitchen waste composting materials are NOT considered yard waste and will not be accepted. 

Branches must be bundled and tied up in arm-full loads.  Lawn clippings, leaves and other yard waste should be placed in brown paper lawn and leaf bags, no plastic bags will be accepted.  Yard waste may also be placed in bins or cans that are clearly labeled "Yard Waste". 

Residents should place yard waste curbside on the Sunday evening before pickup. 

Christmas Tree Pickup

Christmas trees are picked up on the first two Mondays after New Year's Day. Trees are recyclable items so they MUST be cleaned of all ornamental decorations and trimmings. Residents should place trees curbside the Sunday evening before pickup. Check the calendar for dates.