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Calvert County Solid Waste Division Commitment to Safety of Staff and Citizen during Pandemic

April 29, 2020

The Calvert County Solid Waste Division has postponed the May 4 commercial shred event as a further precaution to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

April 13, 2020

All Convenience Centers are closed due to weather conditions. They will reopen on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

April 11, 2020

The Calvert County Solid Waste Division has cancelled the April 11 residential shred event as a further precaution to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The Appeal Landfill and all county convenience centers will be closed Sunday, April 12.

March 30, 2020

The Appeal Landfill and all county convenience centers are temporarily suspending the collection of textiles effective today, March 30, until further notice. Citizens are advised that textile collection bins will be locked and signs have been posted at each facility.

All Paper Shred events are suspended until further notice.

March 18, 2020

The Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division plans to continue operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently all Calvert County solid waste facilities remain open. In order to protect our staff and customers, the following preventive measures have been put in place during the state of emergency.

  • Bulky items, metal and special pick-ups are suspended
  • Staff are not authorized to enter businesses or homes for solid waste business
  • Level of staff service at the customer convenience centers may be affected in order to reduce close proximity
  • Staff use of personal protective gear and apparel to minimize exposure
  • Send another person to dispose your solid waste if you have or recently had flu symptoms

If you have any questions, please contact the Calvert County Solid Waste Division at 410-326-0210.

County Resident Live Christmas Tree & Live Greens Recycling

Calvert County residents can take their live Christmas trees, wreaths and garland to county convenience centers for recycling at no charge from December 26, 2019 through January 31, 2020. Learn more about how to recycle your Christmas tree and holiday paper waste.

Important news on plastic bags and other plastic film products

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division recommends residents to reuse and reduce the usage of disposable plastic bags as the County’s current contractor can no longer recycle plastic film products (grocery bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, etc.) due to market changes. Residents may recycle plastic grocery bags at local stores offering plastic bag recycling. Residents may dispose of plastic film products in separate, designated containers at Calvert County Convenience Centers. Plastic film products cannot be commingled with glass or plastic bottles and metal cans at convenience centers.

New Fees effective July 1, 2019

There are new tipping fees and fees on certain materials at Appeal Landfill. Fees are payable by cash or check.

Safety Rules for Commercial Haulers at Appeal Transfer Station

Waste Management, Inc, which operates the Appeal Transfer Station, has requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) to preserve the safety of its workers and customers. Effective January 1, 2019, the following requirements for PPE will be enforced at the Appeal Transfer Station.

  1. The minimum acceptable level of PPE is a hard hat and a class 2 safety jacket, vest or shirt. The PPE must be worn as the outer most layer of clothing.
  2. Commercial vehicle drivers must wear the minimum acceptable level of PPE at all times when using the Appeal Transfer Station.
  3. Failure to comply with PPE requirements will result in refusal to unload the vehicle.

State-of-the-art Appeal Convenience Center

Learn more about the layout, hours and benefits of Calvert County’s newest convenience center. Be aware of the changes happening to the old Appeal Convenience Center and the Lusby Convenience Center. View the flyer on the new Appeal Convenience Center.


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Division Overview

The Solid Waste Division monitors the operation of the Appeal Landfill, Appeal Transfer Station, six convenience center locations, recycling activities, a bulk item pick-up program and environmental monitoring for the Appeal and Barstow landfills.

The Division is also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.

Mission

To provide all customers with efficient, cost effective, reliable and safe management of Calvert County’s solid waste and recycling activities.