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Dundalk Gardeners! Yard Waste Pickup to Resume April 1

Baltimore County officials provide instructions for the collection of lawn materials.

Baltimore County gardeners and spring yard cleaners will no doubt be happy with the news that yard waste collection will resume for the season beginning April 1.

Yard materials will be picked up for recycling (separately from trash) for residents who have designated "Y" days on their recycling schedules, according to county officials.

Residents who do not have designated "Y" days on their recycling schedules may put their yard materials out on their regular trash days for collection.

There is no limit to the number of bags a resident can set out for collection; however, the collector may not pick them all up on the same date. If some bags are not picked up, residents are encouraged to leave them at curbside until they are picked up.

Acceptable yard recycling materials include grass, leaves, vines, twigs, shrubbery trimmings and tree branches and limbs, according to the statement.

Yard waste should be put in paper or plastic bags, and not in trash cans, according to officials. Bags must not exceed 30 pounds. Branches and limbs must not be larger than three inches in diameter, no longer than three feet, and tied in bundles that do not exceed 30 pounds.

For more information about the county's trash and recycling collection program, visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management's website, or call 410-887-2000.

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