Solid Waste Operations
For questions regarding the landfill, please call 410-386-4550.
The Bureau of Solid Waste oversees the operation of the Carroll County Resource Recovery Park and Northern Landfill, and maintenance of the following closed landfills: Hoods Mill, John Owings, Bark Hill, and Hodges.
Customers with Disabilities
The Carroll County Northern Landfill provides reasonable accommodation to assist individuals who have a temporary/permanent disability that prohibits them from placing waste or recyclables into designated containers. Individuals requiring assistance should call the Northern Landfill at 410.386.4550 or 410.386.4555 prior to arrival and request assistance. Customers may also ask for assistance upon arrival at the landfill scale house. Please be prepared to provide appropriate government-issued proof of disability.
Resource Recovery Park, Northern Landfill is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The landfill is located at 1400 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster (MD Route 140), two miles east of MD Route 97. Click here for the Resource Recovery Park, Northern Landfill Brochure
UPDATE HOODS MILL LANDFILL- Effective April 2020, Hoods Mill Landfill Convenience Center Closed to Residential Drop-Off of Waste and Recycling.
WeCare Denali will accept yard waste only from Carroll County residents at no charge, effective Saturday, November 7, 2020. Yard waste will be accepted on the following Saturdays:
2022 WeCare Denali Open Saturdays at Hoods Mill:
May 7, 14, 21
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10, 17
Free of charge on posted Saturdays from 7 am to 11:45 AM.
WeCare Denali will establish a residential yard waste drop-off at their operation on Kabik Court. Carroll County residents with proper identification will be permitted to deliver yard waste, from their own property, free of charge on Saturdays from 7 am to 11:45 AM.
The following items are NOT accepted: Treated and untreated, stained, painted, or creosoted lumber and railroad ties;
invasive plant species such as bamboo, Japanese Stilt Grass, poison ivy or oak; rocks, stones, blocks and pavers, and other landscape materials; additional items as identified by WeCare Denali at their discretion. WeCare Denali retains the right to reject any loads of material for any reason.
WeCare Denali processes yard waste into mulch, compost, and other products, helping the county conserve valuable landfill space while recycling.
- Solid Waste Rates (Effective July 1, 2022)
- Landfill Coupons Discontinued Press Release
- Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Pre-order Sale
- Northern Landfill Now Accepting Credit Cards
- Northern Landfill and Recycling Center Map
- Carroll County Single Stream Recycling Program Acceptable Items
- Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan
- Solid Waste Advisory Council Bylaws