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 the 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 with 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:
2023 WeCare Denali Open Saturdays at Hoods Mill
7:45 AM – 11:45 AM
February 4, 11, 25
March 4, 18, 25
April 1, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20
June 3, 17, 24
July 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 19, 26
September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21
November 4, 11, 18, 25
December 2, 9, 16
WeCare Denali is located to the right of the Hoods Mill Landfill entrance gate at 7901 Kabik Court, Woodbine, Maryland. This no-charge yard waste drop-off option is only for yard waste hauled directly by residents from their own property in Carroll County. Residents will be asked to provide their driver’s license or other proof of Carroll County residency, such as a tax or utility bill. Any material from a private landscaper or commercial-based operation is subject to being charged at WeCare Denali’s current rate.
Acceptable types of yard waste: Leaves, grass clippings, brush, tree branches and trunks up to 12-inch diameter, clean stumps/root balls free of rocks and soil, and other plant materials. These items may be delivered in paper Kraft bags or in bulk. Plastic bags will not be accepted and must be emptied if used to contain yard waste.
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; 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.
Click here for details on the WeCare Denali Yard Waste Program
- 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
- Guide to Waste Management and Recycling