Westminster, MD, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – Carroll County residents have the option to take residential yard waste from their own property to the WeCare Denali site in Woodbine on most Saturdays from 7:45 AM to 11:45 PM. Drop-off is free of charge to Carroll residents.

The 2023 WeCare Denali Hoods Mill site currently lists the following Saturdays as open:

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 charge at WeCare Denali’s current rate.  Unacceptable materials will be rejected.

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 or 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.

WeCare Denali processes yard waste into mulch, compost and other products, helping the county conserve valuable landfill space while increasing recycling.

The Northern Landfill Resource Recovery Park also remains open during posted hours of operation to accept yard waste. Please contact the Carroll County Bureau of Solid Waste at 410.386.4550 or 410.386.2520, or WeCare Denali at 410.795.7666 if you have any questions about this residential yard waste recycling program.