Public Outreach

Harford Waste Disposal Center (HWDC) tours

Ever wondered what you would see at a municipal landfill? Want to know where the recyclables go? Would you like to see how 700 tons of yard trimmings are recycled each week into mulch and compost?

Tours are available to school students and faculty, Scouting groups, environmental clubs, civic organizations and individuals.  For more information or to schedule a tour please call 410-638-3417. 

A collage of large equipment vehicles at the Harford Waste Disposal Center.

Recycling education & outreach

What happens to the recyclables after they are picked up at the curb? What are the benefits of recycling? Need help motivating others to participate in a recycling program?

The Office of Recycling is available to assist you. To schedule a recycling presentation for your Harford County school, business or community organization, please call 410-638-3417.

The engaging presentation takes recycling from the curb to the materials recovery facility and beyond. Harford County's Integrated Solid Waste Management program, which includes waste reduction, recycling, composting, incineration and land filling, will also be explained.

Program participants also will discover how their choices and actions play a critical role in conserving our natural resources and landfill space.

The Office of Recycling will work with groups to present a program that meets the specific needs of your audience.