SPECIAL COLLECTIONS POLICY

Changes to collection policy in effect March 1, 2020.

Regular household garbage is not part of these collections. Collection is for occupied residential properties only;
commercial and industrial properties are not included. Vacant lots are also not included. Items must be at the curb
by 6:00 AM; materials placed for pickup at any other time may not be collected. For specific collection dates, please see the Holiday & Special Collection Schedule.

LIVE-CUT CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION

Live-Cut Christmas trees will be collected the first two Wednesdays in January following New Year Day.

DO:DON’T:
Remove all decorations from tree.Trees should not be in disposal bags at the curb.

Artificial, potted or “ball” trees intended for replanting will not be collected.

 

YARD WASTE COLLECTION

DO:DON’T:
Place leaves, grass clippings, pine needles and cones, and garden waste in a paper or plastic bag.

Cut brush into 4 ft. lengths and bundles no larger than 18 inches in diameter.

Include animal waste, stones, rocks, metal, other inorganic matter, dirt, sod or other materials.

 

BULK WASTE COLLECTION

Bulk waste is defined as waste items not considered to be normal household trash/refuse, recyclables, or yard
waste. NEW POLICY IN EFFECT AS OF MARCH 1, 2020.

  1. If you have ANY items to place for collection on the designated date, YOU MUST
    submit a request form or call 410-641-2770 no later than 4:30 PM the day before your designated collection date.

    • Bulk collection request forms will be accepted starting thirty (30) days before collection date.
    • Name, address and phone number must be provided.
    • A complete list of items to be placed for collection must be provided. Items placed for collection, but not listed shall not be collected.
  2. Free Bulk Waste Collection is limited to FOUR (4) items per household, per collection date.
    • A box or bag containing multiple items and weighing fifty (50) pounds or less shall be considered one (1) item.
    • ONLY four (4) items per household, per collection date will be collected; any items in excess of four shall not be collected and it will be the responsibility of the property owner to make other arrangements for removal.
  3. All collection is subject to the discretion of the Public Works Department.

See below for guidelines.

DO:

DON’T:

Include items such as:

  • Furniture*
  • Carpet/Rugs*
  • Mattresses*
  • Tables and Chairs*
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Appliances/Electronics

Small items must be placed in a box or bag at the curb and weigh no more than 50 lbs.
*Any fabric item, including mattresses, box springs, pillows/cushions, etc. must be wrapped in plastic and sealed with tape. Bags for mattresses/box springs are available at many local retailers and a limited supply will be available to pick up at Town Hall. Please call to request – 410-641-2770.

Include items such as:

  • Hazardous Waste
  • Construction materials which may include:
    • Doors/Windows
    • Cabinets/Countertops
    • Lumber
    • Fencing
    • Drywall
  • Paint
  • Yard waste/brush
  • Propane tanks
  • Chemicals
  • Insecticides
  • Automotive Fluids
  • Tires

For more information about special collections, please call the Public Works Department at
410-641-4001 or email jcharles@berlinmd.gov.

 

Bulk collection request forms will be accepted starting thirty (30) days before collection date and must be submitted no later than 4:30 PM the day before your designated collection date .

Bulk Collection Request

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Upcoming Events

Aug 01

Berlin Farmers Market

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pitts Street
Producers only market featuring jams, jellies, fresh fruits and vegetable, breads, flowers and so much more. Every Sunday May-September 9am-1pm
Aug 03

National Night Out

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dr. William Henry Park
Family fun event at William Henry Park with music, games and local vendors. Event by the Berlin Police Department.
Aug 04

Historic District Commission

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Town Hall
Aug 07

Berlin Peach Festival

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Taylor House Museum
10am – 3pm A variety of artisans, peach treats plus live music from The Bilenki Duo on the lawn of...
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