Compost & Leaf Pile Has Been Relocated
The compost and leaf pile are now located in a new place
at the landfill on Oakland Sang Run Road. Go over the scales - the
Scale Master will direct you where to take materials.
Hypodermic Syringe Disposal:
Dispose of syringes
properly. Please put them in a puncture-resistant
container with a screw-on top (i.e., launder detergent
jug). Mark container “sharps,” “syringes,” or
“needles.” Proper disposal of syringes will make it
safe for anyone who handles your trash. For more
information, please call 301 387 0322.
Announcement: Acceptance of Bids for Recyclable
Garrett County Solid Waste and Recycling will be
accepting bids for the purchase of recycled materials by
a deadline date of the seventh (7th) of each
month, 4:00 p.m. (local time). If bids are not received
by the seventh (7th) of each month, 4:00 p.m.
(local time), bids will not be considered. If the
seventh (7th) of the month is on a Saturday,
Sunday or holiday, bids will be accepted no later than
the next business day.
RECYCLING TIDBITS - Why must we sort
recyclable materials in Garrett County? Why can’t we just throw
everything in one box? Materials are sorted in Garrett County
so that when they arrive at their destination (by truck), the
processor (often located outside of the County or State) will
pay top dollar for the recyclable materials. If the materials
are mixed together, processors pay a zero amount. Obviously we
want to cover the truck hauling costs as this is the best method
of transportation for our materials due to our geographic
location and make enough money to run our Recycling Program each
year. Therefore, it is necessary to ask that each resident
pitch in and separate their own materials. Recycling and
separating materials is really easy and once you learn the
basics, it’s just like riding a bike or cooking that favorite
recipe. It’s not hard at all. Recycling together as a family
not only teaches our children to respect their home and
community, it also allows for quality time spent together
participating in an activity that will help the environment
(locally) and teach values and good habits that will last a
Source: Kim Madigan, 2013
To better assist our
communities in their efforts to keep our county beautiful, tipping fees
at the landfill will be waived for bulk collection events conducted by
organized community organizations or groups. All Garrett County
community organizations or groups will be eligible.
The event shall
consist of a single collection per group. Items to be accepted will
include white goods, furniture, a limited amount of construction or
demolition debris, tires and other household or roadside cleanup items.
will include commercial waste, liquid waste including containers of
paint, propane tanks, batteries, large automobile parts, yard waste,
brush, and stumps. Also prohibited for this event will be
refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers or any other
appliance with refrigerant.
We also require that
white goods and metal, including when possible, aluminum cans be
segregated for recycling. Please take the materials to a local scrap
yard (you might make a buck or two)!! The second choice for these
materials is the landfill. The materials are recycled; however we do
incur the cost of hauling them to the processor.
contained herein apply. To request special assistance, please contact
the office and speak with Kimberly Madigan, Recycling Coordinator.
PROPOSING A BULK CLEAN-UP EVENT MUST COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION AND THE
EVENT MUST BE SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE WITH OUR OFFICE. PLEASE CALL OUR
OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION AT 301 387 0322. FAX FORM TO 301 387 2224
OR EMAIL TO
Rain Barrels for April’s Showers
Why not reuse the large volume of water runoff from
rooftops and gutters? The water collected in barrels designed
specifically for catching and storing pure rain water, come with
purifying screens and many models have shut-off valves. Feeding plants
and gardens with this water will reduce water bills. This also reduces
storm water runoff and pollution.
Call your local hardware store to check on the
availability of 50-gallon rain barrels. Or, check in your backyard.
Any container with a solid bottom can be used for collecting rain
water. An old or used screen placed over the top aides in keeping
debris and bugs out of the water.
Divide and Conquer Make your good recycling
intentions easy to stick to by devising a simple system for sorting and
storing your waste. Find out what materials your local recycling center
or collection service accepts, and set up an appropriate storage bin
system in your home. Have a labeled container for each type of waste in
your kitchen so that putting things into them is as quick and easy as
putting them into a mixed trash can. Bins with built-in dividers are now
available in lots of shapes and sizes –either free-standing or
incorporated into a kitchen cabinet –so your kitchen needn’t be crammed
with a whole line of new containers.
Source: 1,001 Ways to
Save the Earth, Joanna Yarrow, 2007