Contact: Northern Landfill 410.386.4550 or Bureau of Solid Waste 410.386.2520

Westminster, MD, Friday, March 27, 2020 – Two significant changes will affect customers of Carroll County landfills as the public is asked to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by using credit cards only and delaying or reducing trips to the landfill. Minimizing public contact helps limit the spread of COVID-19 and protects everyone’s health.  To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, residents and businesses of Carroll County are asked to avoid all non-essential outings and close contact.

Effective immediately, and lasting during this State of Emergency, Visa and Mastercard credit cards are recommended for payment at the Northern Landfill. Also, although the Northern Landfill remains open, residents with non-perishable waste not requiring immediate disposal, are asked to not bring it to the county solid waste facilities at this time.  Please wait until the State of Emergency is lifted before conducting waste and recycling errands that can be delayed.  Another option is for residents to contract for curbside waste and recycling pickup through a local hauler.  A list of licensed haulers can be found on the county’s website at County Residential Curb-side Haulers or through your local phone directory.

Thank you for your assistance with this matter. All actions are precautionary to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any future changes to landfill operations will be announced on the county website and social media.