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County Resident Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days
Calvert County residents can drop off their hazardous waste materials for free at the designated sites on the scheduled dates. Commercial haulers, businesses or institutions are not permitted.

What makes a household material hazardous?

Household hazardous materials are common products you may use around the home. They must be used, as directed, in a particular, careful manner. 

A substance is considered hazardous if it ignites easily, reacts or explodes when mixed with other substances, is corrosive or toxic. Check for labels that bear the words or symbols for: caution, warning, danger, poison, or toxic.

When is the next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day?

The Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division and the Maryland Environmental Service are coordinating an upcoming household hazardous waste collection event for county residents. The Solid Waste Division thanks Calvert County residents for their patience in this process as we ensure proper hazardous waste service and safety for Calvert County and its residents. The event’s date and details will be advertised once arrangements are finalized.

What is accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days?

There are many types of hazardous waste that are collected. View the lists of accepted and unaccepted hazardous waste.

What happens to the collected household hazardous waste?

Because this form of waste is highly varied, each category requires special handling and processing. The Division of Solid Waste works with a reputable contractor. The collected materials are sorted by their type and required handling. Materials collected by Calvert County are recycled or disposed of in special hazardous waste containment, incineration facilities or reprocessed.

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