Why do we need to change the way we dispose of waste?
The county currently disposes of its solid waste in 2 solid waste disposal facilities: the Harford Waste Disposal Center Landfill on Scarboro Road and the Waste-to-Energy plant at the Edgewood area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

The Army’s Steam Purchase Agreement for the Waste-to-Energy facility expires in March 2016. The Army has notified the county of its desire not to renew this agreement and to shut the facility down.

Disposal of the County’s solid waste at the Harford Waste Disposal Center Landfill is not a sustainable solution. There is insufficient capacity remaining for the long-term.

Both of these facilities will cease operations on or around March 2016.

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1. Why do we need to change the way we dispose of waste?
2. So where will the trash be going?
3. What were the other alternatives that were considered?
4. What happened to the proposed solid waste transfer station on Philadelphia Road in Joppa?
5. What will happen to the Waste-to-Energy facility?
6. What will happen to the Harford Waste Disposal Center landfill on Scarboro Road?
7. Will my curbside trash collection service change by this plan?
8. Will I have to pay more for my trash removal?
9. Whom can I contact with concerns or questions about this plan?