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Solid Waste

Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan 2017-2026


ATTENTION:  HOMEOWNER CONVENIENCE STATION PERMIT HOLDERS
Effective January 1, 2016 and until further notice, yard waste will no longer be accepted at the Berlin Convenience Station.  This is in accordance with the Maryland Department of the Environment’s consent order for the cap and closure project of the Berlin rubble fill. Yard waste is still accepted at the Newark Central Landfill with a current household permit.
Central Landfill is open Mon. – Sat.  8 AM – 4 PM.  Closed Sundays.
Central Landfill is closed on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

The Solid Waste Division is a self-funding division. Usage of the homeowner convenience stations requires the annual purchase of a homeowner permit, or utilizing the new Pay As You Throw (PAYT) program. The PAYT bag tags are $1.00 for one bag of household waste up to 33 gallons.  Convenience Station permits are $100.00 for the first two vehicles in the same household. Additional permits are $100.00 each. The annual permits are effective January 1 - December 31. The annual homeowner permits can be purchased at the Treasurer’s Office in Snow Hill and Isle of Wight Office, Central Landfill, or through the mail.

Bulk items, such as furniture and appliances, must be disposed of at the Central Landfill.  Construction debris, such as drywall, decking, shingles and carpeting must also be disposed of at the Central Landfill with construction/demolition tipping fees applied.  Usage of the County Landfill scales is operated through a pay-as-you-go or commercial account. There is a tipping fee of $70 per ton for household trash and $80 per ton for demolition and construction materials disposed at the Central Landfill. One of the responsibilities of this division is to see to the proper disposal of all refuse with the use of heavy equipment. Employees travel to the homeowner convenience stations within the County to remove all refuse brought in that day. It is then carried to the Central Landfill where it is placed on the landfill hill to be buried.

In addition, the County Commissioners, instituted a recycling program within the County. Recycling bins are placed in strategic locations throughout the County and their contents are picked up, delivered to the central landfill, sorted, and sold. Because of the increased recycling efforts, the County recently built a new recycling building at the Central Landfill. Consequently, the Department will be looking at new and inventive ways to recycle.

The Department administers a County-wide community outreach program in place to teach recycling within the schools, County Government, civic organizations and the citizens of Worcester County. Employees in this division operate heavy equipment and trucks, monitor homeowner convenience stations, recycle and maintain the operations to comply with Maryland Department of Environment regulations. There is a Solid Waste Advisory Board that works closely with the Superintendent. Employees in this division are all considered essential employees and can be called in to work for any given emergency, whether it be snow, hurricane, etc.

 

  • Berlin Homeowners Convenience Center - 410-641-4910

9636 Mill Haven Road, Berlin, MD 21811

7:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Sunday
Closed on Wednesdays.
Closed New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Day.
 

  • The Central Landfill (for Homeowners and Recycling only) - 410-632-3177

7091 Central Site Lane, Newark, MD 21841

​7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Saturday
Closed on Sundays
Closed New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.
 

  • Pocomoke City Homeowners Convenience Center - 410-957-3044

Byrd Rd. Pocomoke City , MD 21851

7:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Sunday
Closed on Wednesdays.
Closed New Year’s Day, Good Friday,  Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.
 

  • Snow Hill Homeowners Convenience Center - 410-632-1786

Holly Rd. (Behind Tyson Feed Mill) Snow Hill , MD 21863.

7:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Sunday
Closed on Wednesdays. Closed New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.

 

Division Superintendent

Mike Mitchell
Solid Waste Superintendent

mmitchell@co.worcester.md.us
Phone: (410) 632-3177
Fax: (410) 632-3000