Westminster, MD, Thursday, June 15, 2023 - The Carroll County Department of Public Works is notifying residents and businesses that due to the increasing costs to process solid waste at the landfill, an increase in certain tipping fees will be applied to customers, effective July 1, 2023. Residents and businesses may see price changes from their solid waste haulers due to the increase.

On May 25, 2023, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners adopted the FY24 Operating Budget for Carroll County which included an increase in certain rates at the Northern Landfill. To offset the county’s increasing costs, the charge for disposal of Municipal Solid Waste, or general household trash, will increase from $65/ton to $66/ton, and the charge for disposal of Construction & Demolition waste will increase from $80/ton to $82/ton.

In Carroll County, haulers are independent private businesses contracted by residents and are not managed by the county.

The county continues to encourage recycling due to its environmental benefits and landfill space savings. The county has helpful recycling information available on a dedicated webpage.  For more information, please contact Cliff Engle, Bureau Chief Solid Waste at 410-386-2248 or cengle@carrollcountymd.gov or Maria Myers, Recycling Manager, at 410-386-2510 or mtmyers@carrollcountymd.gov. For more information about the Department of Public Works please visit the county’s website.