Waste Disposal

Household Trash and Recycling are collected on the same day
Yard Waste is collected on Mondays - Year-round
Bulk Collection - Collected on Fridays
  • Must call on Wednesday to  schedule Friday pickup
  • Call (410)-939-5009 to schedule.
Holiday Schedule
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day are the only holidays that cause a schedule change.
  • When either of these holidays fall on your trash/recycle collection day, your items will be collected the next 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.
Recycling Items Accepted
• juice boxes
• milk cartons
• cereal and food boxes junk mail
• office paper
• envelopes
• greeting cards books paper
• hard phone books catalogs
• magazines
• newspaper
• paper bags
• boxes-flatten
• gift wrap
Food Containers – wipe yogurt, butter, peanut butter, cooking oil, condiments

Other Containers -such as shampoo, detergent, liquid soap, spray bottles flower pots (no dirt) nursery pots, buckets and pails laundry baskets, trash cans, disposable plastic cups

• aluminum foil
• foil bakeware

cans – rinse out aluminum, tin, steel

aerosol cans – empty –

• hairspray
• pray paint
• deodorant
• whipped cream

• food & drink bottles, jars (any color)
Items Not Accepted
• paper towels
• tissues
• used paper plates, cups, plastic forks, etc… foil gift wrap waxed paper, laminated paper

plastic foam , plastic wrap, packaging material, packing peanuts

plastic bags
• plastic sheeting
• dry cleaner bags
• motor oil bottles
• vinyl siding
• pipes
• propane cylinder pots & pans
• drinking glasses
• ceramic mugs, plates light bulbs
• windows mirrors
• pizza boxes (the grease, sauce, and/or cheeses contaminate the box so it cannot be recycled)
• any food contaminated boxes

Click here to view more information about yard waste collection

Bulk Item Collection Click here to view more information

      • This service is provided by the City’s Department of Public Works.
      •  Call (410)-939-5009 to schedule. 

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