Westminster, MD, Wednesday, February 23, 2022 – A Household Hazardous Waste Spring Cleanup Event is being sponsored by the Carroll County Government Recycling Operations.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Carroll County Vehicle Maintenance Facility, 1250 Old Meadow Branch Road, Westminster (off Md. Rte. 97, north of Westminster, go past Meadow Branch Road to Old Meadow Branch Road).  Carroll County residents can drop off dangerous household items from 8 a.m. until 12 noon and shred sensitive documents from 8 a.m. until noon or until the truck is full, whichever comes first.

Items ACCEPTED at the household hazardous waste drop-off area include gasoline or gas/oil mix, kerosene, oil-based paints and thinners, solvents, stains, sealants, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, photographic and pool chemicals, household cleaners, compact fluorescent light bulbs, fluorescent light tubes, nickel-cadmium, and NIMH batteries.

Items NOT ACCEPTED include: latex paint (dispose of this with household trash after adding an absorbent agent such as cat litter, sand, mulch or shredded paper to dry), medications (unused and expired medications can be taken to the following police stations:  Westminster, Taneytown, Sykesville, N.E. Greenmount, Mt. Airy; they do not accept syringes), rechargeable batteries, household batteries, explosives, ammunition, fireworks, medical and biohazard waste, radioactive material, compressed gas tanks and cylinders, asbestos, items from commercial and industrial businesses or farms, vehicle batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, (vehicle batteries, motor oil and antifreeze accepted year-round at Northern Landfill Recycling Center, 1400 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster; Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Shredding is residential only, no businesses.  Items ACCEPTED include invoices, bank statements, personal records, lease balance sheets, audit reports, credit reports, checks, medical reports. Maximum 3 boxes or bags per resident. 

For details, call Carroll County Government Recycling Operations at 410-386-2510 or the Northern Landfill at 410-386-4550.