Calvert Co. Extends Free Storm Debris Disposal Program

Roadside Pickup and Free Landfill Disposal Available for Residents through Sept. 30

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (September 9, 2011)—The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners has extended the county’s free storm debris disposal program through Friday, Sept. 30, for all county residents.

Tree/green debris left from Hurricane Irene cleanup will be accepted at no charge at the Appeal and Barstow landfills now through Sept. 30. The sites are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m., seven days a week. After Sept. 30, debris must be taken to Appeal Landfill for a fee of $65.27 per ton for residential customers and $72.52 per ton for commercial customers.

Demolition debris such as carpet, drywall, roofing and other damaged materials will be accepted for free from residential customers at the Appeal Landfill Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. through Sept. 30. Commercial vehicles delivering demolition debris will be charged the commercial rate.

County crews will also collect tree/green debris only from county road rights-of way for free through Sept. 30. Residents who desire roadside pick-up and live on any county-maintained roadway may place debris in front of their private property, in the county right-of-way only for free removal. Please ensure that debris is placed at least two feet from the road edge to ensure it does not interfere with vehicle or pedestrian traffic. County trucks will canvas neighborhoods to remove this vegetative debris. Tree/green storm-related debris is limited to un-bagged leaves, trees, limbs, branches, bushes, shrubs, etc.

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