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County Executive Owens Opens Landfill Facilities on Labor Day - Facilities will be Partially Staffed to Accept Storm Debris

Annapolis (September 2, 2006) - County Executive Janet S. Owens announced today that the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Waste Management Services will partially activate all three of its facilities on Monday, September 4 in order to meet demand for disposal of storm debris.  These facilities were previously scheduled to be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The Millersville Landfill, the Glen Burnie Convenience Center and the Sudley Convenience Center will open on Monday, September 4, Labor Day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will accept yard waste, tree limbs, and storm debris only.  Please note that while the Millersville Landfill will be open to accept these materials, the Millersville Convenience Center will remain closed on Monday. In addition, there will be no curbside collection of recycling, trash or yard waste on Monday as previously announced.

“Given the magnitude of tree damage and debris left by high winds from Tropical Depression Ernesto, it’s important that we meet the demand for service over the holiday weekend.  Maintaining services on Monday will give our citizens an opportunity to restore their properties and return to normal routines,” said County Executive Owens.  “I sincerely appreciate the dedication of all our emergency and essential personnel who continue to work tirelessly in the aftermath of this storm and I offer a special thank you to the Bureau of Waste Management employees and their families for being available to help on a scheduled holiday.”

In addition to the holiday hours, residents are reminded that all of these facilities are open today and tomorrow, Sunday, September 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of Waste Management Services’ normal operating schedule.  All materials normally accepted at the facilities will be accepted today and tomorrow.

The Department of Public Works, Bureau of Highways continues to remove downed-trees from County roadways throughout the County.  Residents may call (410) 222-6120 throughout the weekend to report any trees that have fallen onto County roads.  The Bureau of Highways reminds the public that crews are working diligently to make roads safe and passable throughout the weekend.  Storm debris is intentionally being quickly moved to the side of the road so that crews may move on the next location.  Crews will return over the coming week to remove the debris once all impeded road conditions have been addressed.


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