Waste Disposal

Yard Waste is collected on Mondays - Year-round

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As our yard waste goes to the Harford County Mulch and Compost Disposal site, we must adhere to their guidelines.

Metal items
City staff will collect bulky metal items such as washers, dryers, heaters, grills, swing sets, etc.
Call to schedule a collection at (410) 939-5009.
Holiday Schedule

Only 3 holidays will delay collections: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
The collection will occur the very next day. The scheduled collections for the remainder of the week will also be delayed by one day.

Household Trash
 Per City Code Ch. 162: Each household is responsible for providing its own trash and recycling containers. All trash and all recyclables must be placed securely in containers, with handles and tightfitting lids. 
    • TRASH CONTAINERS: Must be rubber, plastic or metal with handles. When using plastic bags for trash, they must be placed in a trash can.
    • SIZE: When full, must not weigh over 50 lbs. Be careful not to over-fill.
    • LIDS: Secure both your trash and recycle containers with tight-fitting lids to prevent wind and animals from causing a mess.
    • MARKING: To prevent loss or theft, mark both the lid and container with your address.
    • IMPORTANT TIMES: All Cans/Containers Out – after 6 p.m. the night before or by 7 a.m. day of collection. All Cans/Containers In – by 8 p.m. day of collection.

Good to Know – The City does not pay for disposal of recyclables AND most of your household waste is recyclable.  For a list of items and other tips, click the box.

Yard Waste Collections
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Information regarding Hazardous Waste Disposal:

Where can I dispose of motor oil and/or antifreeze?

The City of Havre de Grace provides a drop container located at Jerry Foster Way.  The container is available to you 24 hours a day.  Directions: Revolution Street to Seneca Ave., right on Wilson St, right on Jerry Foster Way.

Where can I dispose of paint cans?

Aerosol cans — only when EMPTY- may go out with regular trash.
Latex (water-based) Paint: Wet paint cannot go into the trash.  However, if the paint inside the can is dry, then it can go out in the regular trash.  Make sure the lid is off.  If the paint inside the can is still wet, remove the lid, allow the air to dry the paint, or add sand or kitty litter to absorb it and allow to dry.  Once the paint is dry, then it can be put out with the regular trash — lid off.
Oil-based Paint — this is considered hazardous waste and must be taken to the Scarboro Landfill located at 3135 Scarboro Road, Street, MD 21154 Ph: (410) 638-3018