Worcester County Solid Waste Division - (formerly known as landfill)

Mike Mitchell, Solid Waste Manager
7091 Central Site Lane
Newark, MD 21841
410-632-3177 Fax 410-632-3000

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Solid Waste Facilities Map showing locations and materials accepted at
each location.

  • Solid Waste Complex hours are as follows:

    The Solid Waste Complex (for Homeowners and Recycling only) hours are - 7:30 am - 4 pm Monday - Saturday closed on Sundays. Closed New Year’s, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day. 

  • Berlin Home Owner Convenience Center
    9696 Mill Haven Road
    Berlin, MD 21811
    410.641.4910

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

  • Snow Hill Home Owner Convenience Center
    315 Holly Lane
    Snow Hill, MD 21863
    410.632.1786

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

  • Pocomoke Home Owner Convenience Center
    2733 Byrd Road
    Pocomoke City, MD 21851
    410.957.3044

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

The Solid Waste Division is one of our self-funding divisions. Usage of the homeowner convenience stations requires the annual purchase of a homeowner permit sticker at a cost of $60 for the first sticker in the household, $15 for the second sticker and $60 for each additional sticker within the same household. These are good for calendar year January 1st through December 31st, no prorating. This allows citizens to bring their household trash to the homeowner convenience station for disposal. These facilities are located in Berlin, Snow Hill, and Pocomoke with an additional homeowner permit area at the Central Landfill in Newark.  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.