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Solid Waste Management Division

Cecil County Solid Waste Management Facilities do not accept waste or recycling from out of county sources.

Solid Waste Division Mission Statement

The primary services provided by the Solid Waste Management Division include daily processing of Cecil County's solid waste stream, implementing Cecil County's Recycling Programs, and vigilant monitoring of the environmental site characteristics at the Central Landfill site.

It is the goal of the Solid Waste Management Division to:

  • Provide quality service to Cecil County residents
  • Be good stewards of the environment
  • Provide a recycling program that is the best in the state
  • Protect and preserve the assets of Cecil County

Pete Bieniek, Chief
Office: 410.996.6275
Fax: 410.287.4608

 Dept of Public Works

 Recycling Programs

Important Information:

Cecil County Proposed Recycling Plan Update

Solid Waste Management Division Fee Schedule

Solid Waste Management Facility Survey

Proper Medications Disposal Acceptance(.pdf)

Solid Waste Management Plan (.pdf)

List of Cecil County Licensed Commercial Refuse Haulers (.pdf)

List of Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Vendors for Businesses

Indemnity/Hold Harmless Agreement for Cell Assistance (.pdf) 

Upcoming Events:

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Confidential Document Shredding

Helpful Forms:

Municipality Recycling

List of Recycling Drop-Off Facilities

SWMD Manifest .pdf     SWMD Manifest .xls

Asbestos Regulations

 Asbestos Handling Manifest

MDE Tire Hauler Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 318 - Solid Waste Rules and Regulations

Chapter 285 - Licensed Commercial Refuse Hauler Regulations

Solid Waste Management Disposal Facilities

Central Landfill
758 E. Old Philadelphia Rd., Elkton

7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Monday --Saturday

Stemmer's Run Transfer Station
Stemmer's Run Rd. Earleville
Brush & Metal recycling containers both available during operating hours

8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday ONLY

Woodlawn Transfer Station
off Firetower Road, Colora

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Central Landfill and Transfer Stations are closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day 
    Wed., January 1, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
    Mon., January 20, 2014

Presidents Day 
    Mon., February 17, 2014

Memorial Day 
    Mon., May 26, 2014

Independence Day
    Fri., July 4, 2014

Labor Day 
    Mon., September 1, 2014

Columbus Day 
    Mon., October 13, 2014

Veterans Day 
    Tues., November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Day ONLY 
    Thurs., November 27, 2014

Christmas Day
    Thurs., December 25, 2014


Drivers License Scanning at SWMD Facilities

Learn more about the PC Scales Program now in effect at all Solid Waste Management Division Facilities throughout Cecil County. View Fact Sheet.

Homeowner Convenience Center

The Homeowner Convenience Center is located at the Cecil County Central Landfill. This area provides residents with a large and well-organized place to recycle and dispose of refuse.

Temporary or Non - Resident Refuse Disposal Permit

Permits are available at the Cecil County Solid Waste Management Division for those Temporary/ Non-Residents that need to use the facilities to dispose of their refuse after providing proper residency or ownership/temporary residency verification.   Beginning July 1, 2013 there will be a  fee of $10.00 per application to be paid at the time of application. Permit applications are available at all Cecil County Solid Waste Management Facilities.  Cecil County residents that are active members of the armed forces with out of state licenses are fee exempt for the permit.  
If  you have further questions you should call  410-996-6275 for information on obtaining a permit.

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