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April 10, 2010
Baltimore County will collect household hazardous waste items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore County Resource Recovery Center on Warren Road in Cockeysville. County residents may dispose of paints, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals, rechargeable batteries, mercury thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs, fireworks, ammunition and other household hazardous wastes. Staff from the county Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management will process the chemicals and distribute educational materials.
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By Brandi Bottalico, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Baltimore City's Household Hazardous Waste collection events begin April 4 and will continue every month on the first Friday and immediately following Saturday through October, Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow announced Monday. City residents can dispose of hazardous household materials, such as pesticides, herbicides, car and household batteries, drain cleaners, oil-based paint and gasoline, according to a department of public works press release. Asbestos, ammunition, fire extinguishers, industrial and medical wastes and radioactive materials will not be accepted.
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Laurel Peltier | October 8, 2012
(Another in an occasional series of guest posts by GreenLaurel.com blogger Laurel Peltier) So you finally finished de-cluttering your basement, and the burning question is: Where to recycle golf clubs, VHS tapes, eyeglasses, bikes, books and stuffed animals - among other things.  Find the answers in the How to Recycle ANYTHING in Baltimore guide. This on-line tool suggests local charities (where possible) that accept your hard-to-recycle items not normally collected in single-stream recycling.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
Baltimore County residents can get rid of hazardous household materials at a collection event in Halethorpe on Sunday. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Western Acceptance Facility at 3310 Transway Road. Acceptable items include: household paints; lawn, garden, household and swimming pool chemicals; automotive fluids; cleaning solvents; rechargeable batteries; medicines; mercury thermometers and thermostats; fluorescent light bulbs; fireworks and ammunition. Trash will not be accepted.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1998
For nearly a decade, Carroll County tried to divert household hazardous waste -- oil-based paint, glue, epoxy, pesticides, driveway sealer -- from curbside trash pickup.The effort never caught on with the public. Now the county government is abandoning it, leaving it up to residents to choose whether to consign the hazardous items with other trash to a York, Pa., waste-to-energy incinerator. County officials say the incinerator is a safe disposal method.The county government sponsored its last household hazardous waste collection day June 6 at the Northern Landfill at Reese.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | March 18, 1998
Trash haulers in Carroll County will pay an additional $2 for each ton of waste they dump at the county's Northern Landfill, beginning July 1.But Carroll residents will continue to get coupons for two free trips to the landfill a year.The County Commissioners yesterday raised the tipping fee to $47 per ton, which will generate an additional $215,000 a year.The actions were part of a review of the county's proposed solid waste budget for the next fiscal year.The commissioners retained a program that provides coupons, attached to county property tax bills.
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By From staff reports | April 28, 2001
In Baltimore County Body of man, 40, found at motel in Halethorpe HALETHORPE - Baltimore County police say they know of no suspects or motive in the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old man whose body was found Thursday in a room at Tim's Motel. Police said James Stackhouse, of no fixed address, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Stackhouse checked into the motel, in the 4400 block of Washington Blvd., on Wednesday evening. Stackhouse's car, a 1996 gray Ford Taurus with Maryland license number HXB 411, is missing, police said.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | March 6, 1998
J. Michael Evans, county public works director, donned a waiter's apron at lunchtime yesterday to lend an air of authenticity to an "a la carte menu" of trash services he presented to the County Commissioners.Talking trash, while serious business, is also deadly dull.But Evans and Gary Horst, deputy public works director, sought to make the discussion appetizing by inviting the commissioners to "Gary's Gourmet Galley." A 12-page illustrated menu included recommendations from "Chef Mike" and "Chef Gary" about how to fund the county's $2.2 million trash operation.
NEWS
October 24, 1998
WOODLAWN -- A dawn fire damaged three apartment buildings near Security Square Mall yesterday and left 17 families homeless, fire officials said. No one was injured in the blaze.The fire began in a third-floor apartment at No. 3 Woodbriar Court, said Battalion Chief Mark Hubbard of the Baltimore County Fire Department, and spread through the top floors to the two flanking apartment buildings.The cause of the fire, which took nearly an hour to extinguish, remained under investigation. Damage was estimated at $750,000, Hubbard said.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 20, 2001
In Baltimore County Firefighters collecting funds for New York colleagues' families TOWSON -- Baltimore County firefighters and paramedics will collect donations tomorrow through Sunday for their counterparts in the New York Fire Department. All money collected will go to help families of New York firefighters affected by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Cash contributions will be solicited throughout the weekend. Checks should be payable to New York Firefighter 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund and mailed to Baltimore County Professional Firefighters Association, 52 Scott Adam Road, Cockeysville 21030-3282.
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Laurel Peltier | October 8, 2012
(Another in an occasional series of guest posts by GreenLaurel.com blogger Laurel Peltier) So you finally finished de-cluttering your basement, and the burning question is: Where to recycle golf clubs, VHS tapes, eyeglasses, bikes, books and stuffed animals - among other things.  Find the answers in the How to Recycle ANYTHING in Baltimore guide. This on-line tool suggests local charities (where possible) that accept your hard-to-recycle items not normally collected in single-stream recycling.
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From The Aegis | May 8, 2012
The Local Emergency Planning Committee, in cooperation with Harford County Office of Recycling, is offering Harford County residents the opportunity to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste products such as oil-based paints, cleaning products, bleach, pool chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and mercury thermometers The hazardous waste collection will be Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harford Waste Disposal Center Mulch...
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to The Sun | May 14, 2008
Joel LaFerriere of Highland estimates that he goes to the county's Alpha Ridge Landfill a couple of times a week, mostly to toss in cardboard and other household debris, he said. Like many people, he likes going to the dump and even finds that the experience can be social. But, until recently, he was discouraged by the long wait to get in on Saturday mornings. "It used to get congested," he said. In fact, the line of cars would sometimes be so long it would spill out onto Marriottsville Road.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 20, 2001
In Baltimore County Firefighters collecting funds for New York colleagues' families TOWSON -- Baltimore County firefighters and paramedics will collect donations tomorrow through Sunday for their counterparts in the New York Fire Department. All money collected will go to help families of New York firefighters affected by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Cash contributions will be solicited throughout the weekend. Checks should be payable to New York Firefighter 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund and mailed to Baltimore County Professional Firefighters Association, 52 Scott Adam Road, Cockeysville 21030-3282.
NEWS
By From staff reports | April 28, 2001
In Baltimore County Body of man, 40, found at motel in Halethorpe HALETHORPE - Baltimore County police say they know of no suspects or motive in the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old man whose body was found Thursday in a room at Tim's Motel. Police said James Stackhouse, of no fixed address, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Stackhouse checked into the motel, in the 4400 block of Washington Blvd., on Wednesday evening. Stackhouse's car, a 1996 gray Ford Taurus with Maryland license number HXB 411, is missing, police said.
NEWS
October 24, 1998
WOODLAWN -- A dawn fire damaged three apartment buildings near Security Square Mall yesterday and left 17 families homeless, fire officials said. No one was injured in the blaze.The fire began in a third-floor apartment at No. 3 Woodbriar Court, said Battalion Chief Mark Hubbard of the Baltimore County Fire Department, and spread through the top floors to the two flanking apartment buildings.The cause of the fire, which took nearly an hour to extinguish, remained under investigation. Damage was estimated at $750,000, Hubbard said.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to The Sun | May 14, 2008
Joel LaFerriere of Highland estimates that he goes to the county's Alpha Ridge Landfill a couple of times a week, mostly to toss in cardboard and other household debris, he said. Like many people, he likes going to the dump and even finds that the experience can be social. But, until recently, he was discouraged by the long wait to get in on Saturday mornings. "It used to get congested," he said. In fact, the line of cars would sometimes be so long it would spill out onto Marriottsville Road.
NEWS
By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1998
For nearly a decade, Carroll County tried to divert household hazardous waste -- oil-based paint, glue, epoxy, pesticides, driveway sealer -- from curbside trash pickup.The effort never caught on with the public. Now the county government is abandoning it, leaving it up to residents to choose whether to consign the hazardous items with other trash to a York, Pa., waste-to-energy incinerator. County officials say the incinerator is a safe disposal method.The county government sponsored its last household hazardous waste collection day June 6 at the Northern Landfill at Reese.
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