County offers free recycling of yard waste

November 08, 1992

Harford County residents now can recycle their clippings, leaves and other yard waste free at four sites.

The county landfill at Scarboro has been operating as a collection point for yard waste. This summer, with the start of a curbside trash-recycling program, the county banned yard waste from the landfill and the county incinerator to save landfill space and promote recycling.

Three large containers for yard waste collection have been placed in Joppa, Fallston and Churchville, said Becky Joesting-Hahn, a county recycling official.

The three additional sites are:

* McKenzie Recycling and Sanitation Services, 503 Pulaski Highway, Joppa. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* The Harford County Department of Park and Recreation's Fallston complex, 1809 Fallston Road, Fallston. Every day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Kroh's Nursery, 3023 Churchville Road, Churchville. Every day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PD The drop-off point at Scarboro Landfill, on Scarboro Road in Dub

lin, is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Yard waste collected at the four sites will be turned into mulch. Up to three bags of mulch are available free to each county resident at Scarboro landfill.

Residents may take yard waste to one of the four collection sites, pay a trash hauler extra to take it to the central composting site at Scarboro Landfill or compost it on their property.

For more information, call the county recycling office at 638-3417.

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