Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Utility will hold recycling events this weekend in Dundalk and Cockeysville.
BGE residential customers will be able to get a $25 reward for dropping off room air-conditioning units this weekend for recycling. The utility is hosting the recycling events at Sears stores at Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk and Hunt Valley Towne Centre in Cockeysville. Working units will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to a news release, which adds that BGE employees will be available to unload the units. Customers will receive the $25 per each unit recycled (up to two) in a check about four weeks later as part of the utility's Smart Energy Savers program. Ruth C. Kiselewich, director of demand management programs for BGE, said in the release that a newer, Energy Star-certified appliance "can …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
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. …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The pick-ups end December 14 and will resume in April.
Baltimore County residents who still haven't raked up their leaves only have a few more days to do it if they want the county to recycle them. The final yard materials recycling collection day for county residents will happen between December 1 and December 14, depending on a resident's specific schedule. Yard waste can also be set out with the trash for regular collection before Dec. 14 if the last yard waste recycling collection has already occured, according to a statement released by Baltimore County. County officials urge residents to bag and set out the leaves for collection, rather than raking or blowing leaves into the street or gutter, which is illegal., according to the statement. The change, which occurs annually, affects all …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The permit application is for a new North Point Road plant to process construction and demolotion material.
A public hearing is set for next month on a solid waste recycling permit in Dundalk, Baltimore County officials announced Friday. The hearing will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Point Library. The permit application was filed by Bear Creek Recycling for a construction and demolition material recycling facility at 4070 North Point Road. Documents on the permit are available on the county's website. For more information, residents are asked to call the county's office of environmental protection and sustainability at 410-887-3745. Comments on the proposal may also be mailed in writing by Dec. 12 to Edward C. Adams Jr., Director, Department of Public Works,111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Residents encouraged to leave materials out until they are picked up or take them to one of three drop-off centers.
Add one more inconvenience—albeit a minor one—to the list caused by the recent power outages. Baltimore County officials say residents can expect continued delays this week in the collection of recyclable materials and yard waste. The delays are blamed on the large amount of spoiled food and storm-related tree debris being set out for collection in the last week, according to a statement released by Charles Reighart, the county's recycling and waste prevention manager. Residents who find their recyclable materials are not picked up on the regularly scheduled day are encouraged to leave the materials out until they are picked up. County residents can also take their recyclable materials to any of three county drop-centers:
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
New marketing campaign aims to encourage more residents to participate in single stream recycling program.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz recently kicked off a new residential recycling marketing campaign designed to get county residents to recycle more. "In 2011, we collected more than 51,300 tons of material for recycling from county residents," Kamenetz said in a statement. "This is an all-time county record and a 42 percent increase from 2009. That's a huge improvement, but I think we can still do better." In addition to the environmental benefits of recycling reusable materials, the county also saves considerable money by keeping recyclables out of landfills. In 2011, for example, county residents recycled about 15 percent of the material put out for collection, which saved the county about $2.7 million in disposal costs, …
On the heels of Baltimore County government officials rolling out a new recycling awareness campaign, here are reasons why you should recycle.
From the Baltimore County Department of Public Works website, here are six great reasons to recycle: Recycling conserves natural resources. For every 2,000 pounds of steel recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved. Recycling saves energy. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television or computer for three hours. Recycling plastic uses 80 percent less energy than manufacturing plastic from virgin materials. Recycling reduces pollution. Making goods from recycled materials creates far less air and water pollution than manufacturing from virgin materials. For example, making a ton of paper from recycled fiber keeps 60 pounds of pollutants out of the air and saves …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Bill awaiting Baltimore County Council approval would give county permission to sidestep usual purchasing and bond sales rules for $25 million facility.
Paper, plastic and cans is trash to some but Baltimore County officials say it could be a source of additional revenue. Keith Dorsey, the county budget and finance director, told the County Council Tuesday that a proposed $25 million recycling facility could generate $200,000 a month in revenue. Dorsey and the county are asking the council to approve a bill that would allow it to raise $25 million to pay for the new facility through the sale of certificates of participation. The new facility would replace an existing one at the Texas Landfill in Cockeysville. Dorsey said the new facility might allow the county to generate additional revenue by contracting to process other jurisdiction's recyclables. Previously, the county has worked with …