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Baltimore County yard materials recycling collection resumes April 1, paper bags required for set-out

TOWSON, MD—Beginning April 1, 2023, yard materials will be collected separately for recycling from Baltimore County residents with “Y” days on their schedules.

These separate yard material collections will occur from April 1 through as late as December 14. If a resident’s schedule has no “Y” days, their yard materials will continue to be collected with trash year-round.

Residents may view their schedule on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website. Schedules can also be obtained through the County’s BaltCoGo mobile app or by calling 410-887-2000.

County regulations require that yard materials set out for separate “Y” day collection must be placed in heavy-duty paper lawn and leaf bags or bundled with non-plastic string. For these set-outs, plastic bags will not be accepted.

Yard materials acceptable for recycling collection include grass, leaves, vines, twigs, shrubbery trimmings, branches and limbs. Branches and limbs will be collected only if they are no larger than 3 inches in diameter and no longer than three feet.

The yard materials collected on “Y” days will be composted into an earthy organic material to be used by Baltimore County agencies and residents.

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