Environmental Services

Welcome to our Environmental Services Division.  To view our variety of services please select a category from the menu on the left.  If you would like to find out more about our yard-trim drop off site, select residential recycling.

The Harford Waste Disposal Center, Administrative Offices, and the Tollgate Residential Yard Trim Acceptance Facility will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Recently, we have been experiencing extremely high demand and long wait times at the HWDC trash drop-off. Please plan to arrive with your trash by 2:30 p.m. Customers arriving later may be asked to return another day.

Compost sales are currently limited to 5 cubic yards per transaction for all customers. There are no limits on mulch sales.


The Division of Environmental Services implements the county's environmental, solid waste management and recycling programs. Our mission is to provide quality environmental and integrated solid waste management programs for the citizens of Harford County.

Responsibilities include operating and maintaining the Harford Waste Disposal Center, the Mulch and Compost Operations, the Roadside Litter Control Program, the Used Oil & Anti-freeze Program, and monitoring closed facilities. The Division of Environmental Services is also responsible for educating and motivating the public to ensure that Harford County continues to reduce its waste stream through recycling and waste reduction efforts.