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Department of Public Works - Solid Waste Division


Solid Waste Disposal Facility Use Permit

Download and read our Solid Waste brochure


Read the
Rules and Regulations for Caroline County Solid Waste Facilities
(PDF Document 149 KB)
A permit is required to use County-run collection sites. Each vehicle must have a separate permit. Proof of County residency is required to obtain a permit.

Solid Waste Disposal Application Form (PDF Document 78 KB)

County permits can also be obtained by contacting:

Department of Public Works
520 Wilmuth Street
Denton, Maryland 21629
Tel: 410.479.0520
Fax: 410.479.0409

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

The permit is valid at all County operated Solid Waste Disposal Facilities, the hours of operation and locations of which are provided below. A permit is not required to use the Homeowner Drop Off area at the Mid-Shore II Regional Landfill on Holly Road outside of Ridgely.

The permit sticker is required to be affixed to the interior of the vehicle's windshield on the lower left corner of the driver's side. A permit that is not affixed will not be considered valid.

Your permit may not be transferred to any other vehicle or individual. A replacement permit may be obtained free of charge under the following limited circumstances and if the Department is provided with the indicated documentation:
  • Sale of vehicle, if provided with all or a portion of the removed original sticker and proof of sale;
  • Theft of vehicle, if provided with a valid police report;
  • Loss of vehicle due to accident, if provided with a valid accident report; or
  • Broken or replaced windshield, if provided with a copy of the receipt for the repair.

Melville Collection Site
16643 Melville Road
Henderson, Maryland 21640
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Old Denton Collection Site
4230 Old Denton Road
Federalsburg, Maryland 21632
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Preston Collection Site
105 Back Landing Road
Preston, Maryland 21655
Hours of Operation:
Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Each site accepts general household trash (up to 10 bags) recycling of cardboard, scrap metal, and waste oil.

You are limited to one visit per site, per day.

Permit Fee Schedule

Fees are charged for a 12-month period beginning each September 1st. The permit fee is $100 for the first quarter of the 12 month period. Part-year fees are levied on a quarterly basis, not to exceed the full year fee, per the following schedule:

Month of purchase: Price:
September, October, November (or advance purchase) $100.00
December, January, February $75.00
March, April, May $50.00
June, July, August $25.00

Solid Waste Disposal Facility Rules

All Solid Waste Disposal Facilities owned or operated by Caroline County pursuant to Chapter 127 - Littering and Solid Waste Management of the Code shall be subject to the following rules:
  1. A valid Disposal Facility Use Permit is required to use any County owned or operated Solid Waste Disposal Facility.
  2. The Solid Waste Disposal Facilities are intended for residential solid waste only. Commercial solid waste is prohibited.
  3. Users are limited to one visit to each Solid Waste Disposal Facility per day.
  4. Acceptable material is limited to general household trash (maximum 10 bags) and the following recyclables: motor oil, anti-freeze, cardboard, and scrap metal.
  5. Unacceptable materials include, but are not limited to, tires, wood and lumber, rubble, demolition debris, construction debris, yard waste, furniture, carpet, and large appliances.
  6. Items not accepted at County owned or operated Solid Waste Disposal Facilities may be accepted at the Mid-Shore II Regional Landfill. Exceptions may exist for hazardous waste.
  7. Facilities are only to be accessed during posted operating hours.
  8. Users must comply with all instructions by County staff when utilizing the facilities.
  9. Users of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities may not verbally or physically threaten, harass, or abuse County staff working at the facilities. Doing so may result in the loss of the user's permit and a future prohibition against receiving a permit.

USING THE COLLECTION SITES WITHOUT A VALID PERMIT OR IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES CARRIES AN INITIAL FINE OF $150 AND A FINE OF $300 FOR SUBSEQUENT VIOLATIONS.




Midshore Regional Recycling Program

MES Web Site for Midshore Regional Recycling Program

The Midshore Regional Recycling Program (MRRP) is a cooperative partnership formed in 1993 by and between the Maryland Counties of Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot. This program provides many free recycling opportunities to approximately 119,000 residents.

The MRRP provides igloo recycling drop-off stations in Caroline County at the following locations:
  • Choptank: Choptank Marina
  • Denton: Denton Plaza (Rose's)
  • Federalsburg: IGA Parking Lot
  • Goldsboro: Henderson Road
  • Greensboro: Carnival Grounds
  • Holly Road Recycling Center
  • Preston: Back Landing Road
  • Ridgely: Railroad Street
  • Templeville: Crown Stone Road

Igloo Recycling Drop-off stations accept:
  • mixed paper (now including cereal boxes)
  • #1 & #2 plastic bottles & jugs (no caps)
  • metal cans, and clear, brown & green glass bottles.

The MRRP also provides regular opportunities to recycle electronics and household hazardous waste. There is a computer recycling drop-off at the Holly Road Site. Further information can be obtained by contacting MRRP.


Solid Waste

Holly Road (Mid-Shore II Regional Landfill)
www.midshoresolidwaste.com

11930 Holly Road, Ridgely, Maryland 21660
Directions: 1/2 mile north of Holsinger Lane on Holly Road.

The Regional Landfill Homeowner Drop-Off can be used by area residents free of charge—no permit is required.

Hours of Operation:
  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Accepts*: general household trash, furniture, appliances, scrap tires, soil and landscaping/yard waste material

Recycling accepted: cardboard, scrap metal, waste oil, newspapers, white paper, magazines, plastic bottles and jugs (no caps, # 1 & 2), clear, brown, and green glass, and steel and aluminum cans

*Please visit www.midshoresolidwaste.com for more information on the types of waste accepted and limitations of use.



Melville Collection Site

16643 Melville Road, Henderson, Maryland 21640
Directions: 1/2 mile off Rt. 311, between Goldsboro and Henderson. Turn off Rt. 311 at Mickey's.

Hours of Operation:
  • Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Accepts: general household trash (up to 10 bags)

Recycling accepted: cardboard, scrap metal, and waste oil



Old Denton Collection Site

4230 Old Denton Road, Federalsburg, Maryland 21632
Directions: 100 yards off of Rt. 313, between Federalsburg and Route 404. Approximately 1/2 mile north of Tri-Gas & Oil. Hours of Operation:
  • Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Accepts: general household trash (up to 10 bags)

Recycling accepted: cardboard, scrap metal, and waste oil



Preston Collection Site

105 Back Landing Road, Preston, Maryland 21655
Directions: Located off of Backlanding Road. Turn left before railroad tracks, next to Preston sewage lagoons.

Hours of Operation:
  • Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Accepts: general household trash (up to 10 bags)

Recycling accepted: cardboard, scrap metal, and waste oil


Collection Site Hours Summary

Site Tue Wed Fri Sat
Holly 10 AM - 6 PM 10 AM - 6 PM 10 AM - 6 PM 8 AM - 4 PM
Melville   10 AM - 6 PM   8 AM - 4 PM
Old Denton   10 AM - 6 PM   8 AM - 4 PM
Preston     10 AM - 6 PM 8 AM - 4 PM


Acceptable Articles (No Large Loads)
  • General household trash
  • Tires - Dismounted passenger & pickup tires (limit 4/month)
  • Furniture
  • White Goods – washing machines, etc.
  • Recycle: aluminum, anti-freeze, glass, cardboard, bi-metal cans, plastic - #1 & 2, motor oil
Unacceptable
  • Commercial, business, or municipal generated tires, heavy truck tires, tractor tires
  • Construction Debris, Demolition Debris, Land Clearing Debris (stumps, root mat)



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Caroline County Department of Public Works

520 Wilmuth Street
Denton Maryland 21629
Phone: (410) 479-0520
Fax: (410) 479-0409
email: publicworks@carolinecounty.org


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