For Immediate Release…

Town of Berlin Fall Yard Waste Special Collections and
Upcoming Holiday Collections’ Schedule Changes

Berlin, MD – The Town of Berlin will hold free curbside Yard Waste Collections in December for improved, occupied residential properties. For those neighborhoods which have Tuesday and Wednesday trash collection, Yard Waste Collection will be on Wednesday, December 7, 2022; for Thursday trash collection customers, Yard Waste Collection will be on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.

It is not necessary to notify the Town of items for collection ahead of time, however, items must be at the curb by 6:00 AM on collection day. Please place leaves, grass clippings, pine needles, cones, and garden waste in a paper or plastic bag and cut brush into 4 ft. lengths, and bundle no larger than 18 inches in diameter. Do not include animal waste, stones, rocks, metal, any inorganic matter, dirt, sod, or other materials.

The Town has also announced trash and recycling schedules for the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year Holidays:

Thanksgiving: Most Town offices will be closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, 2022. Trash collection for Thursday and Friday will be on Wednesday, November 23. No recycling collection on Friday.

Christmas: Town Offices will be closed on Friday, December 23, and Monday, December 26, 2022. Recycling and commercial trash regularly scheduled for Friday will be collected on Thursday, December 22, along with regular Thursday collection.  Recycling collection for Monday, December 26 will be on Tuesday, December 27 along with regular Tuesday collection.

New Year: Town Offices will be closed on Friday, December 30, 2022, and Monday, January 2, 2023.  Recycling and commercial trash regularly scheduled for Friday will be collected on Thursday, December 29 along with regular Thursday collection. Recycling collection for Monday, January 2 will be on Tuesday, January 3 along with regular Tuesday collection.

Live-cut Christmas trees will be collected for disposal on Wednesdays, January 4 and 11, 2023. Trees must be at the curb on either of those dates by 6:00 AM and free of all decorations. Artificial trees and live trees in pots or “balled” and intended for re-planting will not be collected. Trees should not be in disposal bags at the curb.

More information is available online at berlinmd.gov under “Departments/Public Works” or by calling 410-641-2770, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

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