Solid Waste Division


Holiday Hours of Operation Reminder

Appeal Landfill and Calvert County Convenience Centers will be closed on these dates:

  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 28, 2019
  • Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25, 2019
  • New Year's Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Calvert County Convenience Centers will be closing early at 4 p.m. on these dates:

  • Christmas Eve: Tuesday, December 24, 2019
  • New Year's Eve: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

County Resident Live Christmas Tree & Live Greens Recycling

Calvert County residents can take their live Christmas trees, wreaths and garland to county convenience centers for recycling at no charge from December 26, 2019 through January 31, 2020. Learn more about how to recycle your Christmas tree and holiday paper waste.

New Fees effective July 1, 2019

There are new tipping fees and fees on certain materials at Appeal Landfill. Fees are payable by cash or check.

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.

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

Proof of Calvert County residency  is required at all special events. Mailers with 2019 special event were mailed to county households. View all the 2019 dates and details on special events.

The next residential paper shredding recycling event is:

Saturday, December 14 at Appeal Landfill

401 Sweetwater Road, Lusby

8 a.m. - noon, rain or shine

Residents must show proof of Calvert County residency.

Get the Calvert County Recycling Guide online

Important news on plastic bags and other plastic film products
The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division recommends residents to reuse and reduce the usage of disposable plastic bags as the County’s current contractor can no longer recycle plastic film products (grocery bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, etc.) due to market changes. Residents may recycle plastic grocery bags at local stores offering plastic bag recycling. Residents may dispose of plastic film products in separate, designated containers at Calvert County Convenience Centers. Plastic film products cannot be commingled with glass or plastic bottles and metal cans at convenience centers. A new, revised Recycling Guide will be released.

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Division Overview

The Solid Waste Division monitors the operation of the Appeal Landfill, Appeal Transfer Station, six convenience center locations, recycling activities, a bulk item pick-up 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.