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Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste, Medications, Shred Documents, and Health On Wheels Mobile Services Event

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

residential only Household Hazardous Waste Spring Cleanup event is being sponsored by Carroll County Government Recycling Operations.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Carroll County Vehicle Maintenance Facility, 1250 Old Meadow Branch Road, Westminster (off Md. Rte. 97, north of Westminster, go past Meadow Branch Road to Old Meadow Branch Road).  Carroll County residents can drop off dangerous household items listed below from 8 a.m. until 12 noon and shred sensitive documents from 8 a.m. until noon, or until the truck is full, whichever comes first.

Items ACCEPTED at the household hazardous waste drop-off event include gasoline or gas/oil mix, kerosene, oil-based paints and thinners, solvents, stains, sealants, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, photographic and pool chemicals, household cleaners, compact fluorescent light bulbs, fluorescent light tubes, household use size rechargeable batteries including lithium, nickel cadmium and NiMH batteries, and vape liquids in consumer containers.

NEW THIS YEAR:  The addition of stations for residents to dispose of medications (no liquids) and sharps (syringes, etc.), offered by the Carroll County Health Department (CCHD). 

Questions: Please call (410) 876-4449.

Proper disposal protects the health and well-being of children, pets, and the environment. It also helps prevent accidental poisonings, overdose, medicine theft, misuse, and suicide.

OK to bring:

  • Prescription medication
  • Pet medication
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Supplements
  • Syringes
  • Needle tips
  • Lancets
  • Auto injectors


  • Liquids
  • Illicit drugs
  • Vaping devices
  • Cannabis products

No ID or paperwork required to dispose of medication or sharps.

Not for commercial use. Residential drop off only.

The CCHD’s Health on Wheels Mobile Services will also be available for interested residents.  Services are subject to change but will likely include STI Screening, HIV & Hep C Testing, and Peer Support with Naloxone Training & Distribution.

Items NOT ACCEPTED at this event (in addition to substances listed above) include: latex paint (dispose with household trash after adding an absorbent agent such as cat litter, sand, mulch, or shredded paper to dry), household batteries (alkaline), explosives, ammunition, fireworks, medical and biohazard waste, non-prescription medicines, radioactive material, compressed gas tanks and cylinders, asbestos, items from commercial and industrial businesses or farms, vehicle batteries, motor oil, and antifreeze. Vehicle batteries, motor oil, and antifreeze are accepted year-round at the Northern Landfill Recycling Center, 1400 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster, during normal hours

Document shredding is residential only, no businesses.  Items ACCEPTED include invoices, bank statements, personal records, legal records, audit reports, credit reports, checks, and medical reports. Maximum three (3) banker’s boxes or bags (or equivalent volume) per resident. 

For details, call Carroll County Bureau of Solid Waste at 410-386-2520 or the Northern Landfill at 410-386-4550.


April 20
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Carroll County Vehicle Maintenance Facility
1250 Old Meadow Branch Road
Westminster, MD 21158 United States
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