Posted on June 1, 2021
For more information, contact:
Mary Bohlen, Deputy Town Administrator
June 1, 2021
For Immediate Release…
Berlin, Md. – The two large Republic Recycling dumpsters currently located near the entrance of Heron Park are scheduled for removal the week of June 28, 2021; the cardboard-only dumpster will remain.
Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood explains, “The two large recycling dumpsters cost the Town approximately $50,000 a year, on top of the cost to the Town to provide curbside recycling pickup to our residents and qualifying businesses. Non-recyclables are frequently placed in the dumpsters and items are often left by non-residents. Therefore, we made the difficult decision to remove the dumpsters.”
Fleetwood reminds Town trash customers that free, curbside collection of recycling is provided once per week, along with free yard and bulk waste collections twice a year. Recycling only needs to be separated by type.
Worcester County also offers free recycling drop off stations at a number of locations throughout the county, including the two nearest Berlin at 9636 Mill Haven Road off of Flower Street, and in front of Wal-Mart off of Ocean Gateway (Rt. 50). Neither of these locations require a landfill permit and the Wal-Mart location is accessible 24-hours, seven days a week. For more information about Worcester County’s recycling program, please visit www.co.worcester.md.us.
For more information about Berlin’s curbside recycling, including how to prepare items for pickup, please visit www.berlinmd.gov and go to the Public Works page under “Departments” or call 410-641-2770.