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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 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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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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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 A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 12, 2003
The Harford County Department of Public Works will close its four satellite yard waste collection sites in Fallston, Bel Air, Churchville and Abingdon Sept. 30, the county government announced yesterday. "Faced with state budget cuts and the need to serve county residents, the decision was made to shut down the sites and instead provide extended hours at Scarboro landfill to serve residents," said Frank Henderson, deputy director of environmental affairs. Valerie Twanmoh, past president of Friends of Harford Inc., a grass-roots group that monitors quality-of-life issues, expressed concern that the closings could result in some people dumping yard waste along roadsides and other areas.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2010
A 48-year-old sanitation worker sustained severe leg injuries after he was run over by a garbage truck early Tuesday morning in Essex, Baltimore County police said. Three emergency units responded to a call of an injured worker around 2 a.m. Tuesday, and transported the man, an employee of Marlyn Refuse Service Inc., to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, fire officials said. The man had attempted to step onto his truck during the early-morning route on Delaware Avenue near Lorraine Avenue, and slipped on a wet step.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Sun Staff Writer | October 19, 1994
The bottles of murky brown liquid have lingered in Mimi Cooper's garage for more than a decade. The containers were there when she moved into her home in North Baltimore 14 years ago, and before that -- who knows?The bottles, filled with herbicides, pose a headache for Ms. Cooper, an organic gardener. She doesn't want them, but neither can she throw them away for fear of poisoning a landfill and, perhaps, the Chesapeake Bay. So the chemicals sit on the shelf, gathering dust. Until Saturday, when Ms. Cooper will finally be rid of them.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 9, 1998
Westminster received bids for its trash-hauling contract from four of the nation's largest companies.City employees are reviewing proposals submitted by the four bidders: Waste Management, BFI, USA Waste, and York Waste Disposal, part of the larger Republic Corp. of South Florida."The apparent low bidder was York Waste Disposal. They committed to a collection cost lower than what we pay now," said Thomas B. Beyard, the city's director of planning and public works.The city's current contract with Waste Management costs $73 per residential unit per year, plus the cost of disposal -- for a total of $95 to $100 a ton. The new bids indicate the cost would be $84.12 for York vs. $93.75 for Waste Management.
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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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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2011
Baltimore officials are considering ways to continue to offer household hazardous waste collection after some people waited in their idling cars for more than an hour to drop off items such as oil-based paint, antifreeze and oven cleaner on Saturday. About 1,800 vehicles passed through the collection site at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute within six hours, according to the city Department of Public Works — three times the highest level from previous events. The DPW used to offer two-day hazardous waste collection events twice a year, but held none last year.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2012
Household hazardous waste drop off for Baltimore residents resumed this weekend, after a winter hiatus. Oil-based paints, pesticides and herbicides, batteries, pool chemicals, drain cleaners and gasoline, among other hazardous materials, can be taken to the Department of Public Works' Northwest Citizens' Convenience Center, at 2840 Sisson St., on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The facility was also open Friday during the same hours for hazardous...
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2011
Baltimore officials are considering ways to continue to offer household hazardous waste collection after some people waited in their idling cars for more than an hour to drop off items such as oil-based paint, antifreeze and oven cleaner on Saturday. About 1,800 vehicles passed through the collection site at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute within six hours, according to the city Department of Public Works — three times the highest level from previous events. The DPW used to offer two-day hazardous waste collection events twice a year, but held none last year.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2010
A 48-year-old sanitation worker sustained severe leg injuries after he was run over by a garbage truck early Tuesday morning in Essex, Baltimore County police said. Three emergency units responded to a call of an injured worker around 2 a.m. Tuesday, and transported the man, an employee of Marlyn Refuse Service Inc., to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, fire officials said. The man had attempted to step onto his truck during the early-morning route on Delaware Avenue near Lorraine Avenue, and slipped on a wet step.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun reporter | September 30, 2007
The Carroll County 4-H program has started an environmentally friendly fundraiser that offers citizens another option for recycling some of their wastepaper. With help from the county government, which is again pushing the recycling concept through single-stream recycling, 4-H has placed 12 marked bins around the county to collect several types of paper. Leeann Boyce, a 4-H educator, said she saw one of the bins in Silver Run and called about it. The project started with one bin, which is green and bright yellow with a "Local Fundraiser" sign on it, at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in March.
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April 22, 2006
Baltimore County is sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection and a compost bin sale today at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Both events will be held rain or shine. County residents may bring household hazardous waste items to the parking lot of the fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Residents are asked to use the Timonium Road entrance and follow signs. Residents may bring these materials: paints, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs, fireworks, and ammunition and other household hazardous wastes.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 12, 2003
The Harford County Department of Public Works will close its four satellite yard waste collection sites in Fallston, Bel Air, Churchville and Abingdon Sept. 30, the county government announced yesterday. "Faced with state budget cuts and the need to serve county residents, the decision was made to shut down the sites and instead provide extended hours at Scarboro landfill to serve residents," said Frank Henderson, deputy director of environmental affairs. Valerie Twanmoh, past president of Friends of Harford Inc., a grass-roots group that monitors quality-of-life issues, expressed concern that the closings could result in some people dumping yard waste along roadsides and other areas.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | August 8, 1994
New Windsor and Union Bridge officials are taking a grass-roots approach to yard waste disposal.Union Bridge has commissioned its town mower, RLS Contracting Co., to make weekly pickups of grass clippings and other yard debris, bagged by residents.New Windsor residents can drop off their clippings twice a month on the town truck parked near the railroad tracks on Geer Lane. A town employee will take the collected yard waste to the compost pile at the county landfill for free."We were trying to find a way that is cost-effective because we didn't plan on incurring these costs," New Windsor Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. said.
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April 22, 2006
Baltimore County is sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection and a compost bin sale today at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Both events will be held rain or shine. County residents may bring household hazardous waste items to the parking lot of the fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Residents are asked to use the Timonium Road entrance and follow signs. Residents may bring these materials: paints, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs, fireworks, and ammunition and other household hazardous wastes.
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