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Carroll County offers free yard debris drop off at landfill after damaging storms – Baltimore Sun

by DrewLUD

With residents still cleaning up tree branches and other debris from a severe storm that hit Carroll County with 80 to 90 mph winds, officials are offering a free yard waste drop off at the landfill this weekend.

The Northern Landfill, 1400 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, will accept yard waste, delivered by homeowners only, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, free of charge. The event is open to residential customers only; no landscaping or other businesses are permitted on this date and only yard waste will be accepted.

Acceptable items include tree branches and other vegetation 6 inches or less in diameter. Tree trunks larger than 6 inches in diameter and tree stumps will not be accepted, according to a news release.

The county reminded residents that debris must be managed by property owners, and that Carroll County code prohibits placing any yard debris on county roadways. Roadside debris will not be collected by the county, according to a news release.

Yard trimmings, such as leaves, grass, shrubs and trees may be dropped off at the Northern Landfill during regular business hours, free of charge if hauled by the homeowner. Yard waste must be brought in paper lawn bags or loose. Plastic bags are prohibited.

For more information contact the Northern Landfill at 410-386-4550.

The National Weather Service predicted heavy storms for Carroll County Monday afternoon and evening, which could cause further damage to areas already hard hit by a July 12 storm that created winds of 80 to 90 mph.

Ralph Hartsock, a Westminster-based weather watcher, said damaging winds “could cause trees to fall that were already damaged from last week’s storm.”

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Hartstock said last week’s storm is the type of severe weather more typically seen in the Midwest than in Maryland.

Parts of Baltimore County were still without power almost a week after the storm.

Carroll County’s Department of Public Safety is asking county residents who were affected by the July 12 storm to report information about damage via the county’s Prepare Me Carroll mobile app. The county is attempting to collect information to assess the extent of nonemergency/nonlife-threatening damage in the area after severe weather.

“The county will use this information to gain a better understanding of the effects of the storm across the county and to direct any necessary resources appropriately,” according to a news release.

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