Solid Waste Division


Holiday Closure

The Appeal Landfill and all Calvert County Convenience Centers will be closed July 4-5, 2019 in observance of Independence Day. 

Safety Rules for Commercial Haulers at Appeal Transfer Station

Waste Management, Inc, which operates the Appeal Transfer Station, has requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) to preserve the safety of its workers and customers. Effective January 1, 2019, the following requirements for PPE will be enforced at the Appeal Transfer Station.

  1. The minimum acceptable level of PPE is a hard hat and a class 2 safety jacket, vest or shirt. The PPE must be worn as the outer most layer of clothing.
  2. Commercial vehicle drivers must wear the minimum acceptable level of PPE at all times when using the Appeal Transfer Station.
  3. Failure to comply with PPE requirements will result in refusal to unload the vehicle.

Maryland Recycling Reporting Surveys

Businesses, haulers and processors can find Maryland recycling reporting surveys for Calvert County here.

Dates for 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events are now scheduled. The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is July 27, 2019 at the Mt. Hope Community Center, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. View the dates and important details on household hazardous waste collection events.

State-of-the-art Appeal Convenience Center

Learn more about the layout, hours and benefits of Calvert County's newest convenience center. Be aware of the changes happening to the old Appeal Convenience Center and the Lusby Convenience Center. View the flyer on the new Appeal Convenience Center.

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Reminder: Calvert County Special Events

The next residential paper shredding recycling event is:
Saturday, July 27th at Northern High School
2950 Chaneyville Road, Owings
8 a.m. - noon, rain or shine

Calvert County residency I.D. is required. Mailers with 2019 special event dates will be mailed to county households. View all the 2019 dates and details on residential paper shredding recycling events.

Calvert County Recycling Guide available online

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If you need a new guide, you can view the full Recycling Guide online.

Division overview

The Solid Waste Division monitors the operation of the Appeal Landfill, Appeal Transfer Station, seven convenience center locations, recycling activities, a bulk pick-up item program and environmental monitoring for the Appeal and Barstow landfills. 

The Division is also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.


To provide all customers with efficient, cost effective, reliable and safe management of Calvert County's solid waste and recycling activities.