Residential Drop-Off Centers


Quarantine Road Landfill is currently not accepting box trucks full of mattresses until further notice.

1. Quarantine Rd. Sanitary Landfill-
Convenience Drop-off:

6100 Quarantine Road, (410) 396-3772, 
Citizens' Drop-off Use: Mon. – Sat., 7: 30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Citizen Drop-off) Haulers/Landfill Use: Mon.– Sat., 7: 30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2. Western Sanitation Yard
701 Reedbird Avenue, (410) 396-3367,
Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m. –  7 p.m.  (extended summer hours in effect until Labor Day, Sept. 2)
3. Eastern Sanitation Yard
6101 Bowleys Lane, (410) 396-9950,
Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.  (extended summer hours in effect until Labor Day, Sept. 2)
4.  Sisson Street Drop-Off Center
2840 Sisson Street, (410) 396-7250
Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.  (extended summer hours in effect until Labor Day, Sept. 2)
5. Northwest Transfer Station
5030 Reisterstown Road, (410) 396-2706,
Mon. – Sat., 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Construction and demolition debris (C&DD) materials may only be accepted at the Northwest Transfer Station (410-396-2706) and the Quarantine Road Landfill  (410-396-3772). C&DD includes those materials resulting from the alteration, construction, destruction, rehabilitation, or repair of any manmade physical structure including houses, buildings, industrial or commercial facilities, and roadways. There is a fee for construction and demolition items of $67.50 per ton.


Drop-Off Regulations and Policies 

  1. The Residential Drop-Off Centers are exclusively for use by Baltimore City residents with valid IDs.
  2. Acceptable materials at the Residential Drop-Off Center include household trash, furniture, other bulk items, appliances, scrap metal, cans, glass, plastics, paper, cardboard, tires, electronics, used oil, and yard waste that is bagged appropriately.
  3. Unacceptable materials include paint, solvents, pesticides, pool chemicals, acids, caustics, gasoline, mercury thermometers/thermostats, syringes, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, helium tanks, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and any other solid, liquid, or gaseous substance that is regulated as hazardous by State or federal law.
  4. Small haulers with a valid permit may use the Quarantine Road Landfill (6100 Quarantine Road) and the Drop-off Center at Northwest Transfer Station (5030 Reisterstown Road).
  5. All commercial vehicles, modified pickups, and trailers must have a valid small haulers permit from the Baltimore City Health Department. All large haulers must use the Quarantine Road Landfill.
  6. A resident who is not a small hauler is limited to no more than two (2) loads per day and no more than five (5) loads per week. This limit will be strictly enforced.
  7. Residents may only deliver materials to the Residential Drop-Off  Centers by use of a passenger car, unmodified van, unmodified minivan, or an unmodified pickup truck that is no larger than 3/4 ton.
  8. Trash and recyclables must be deposited in the proper designated containers. Knowingly violating this policy may lead to suspension of a resident’s or small hauler’s privilege to utilize any convenience center.
  9. Visitors must obey all safety guidelines for driving in and out of the facility, and for properly disposing of materials. Violation of any facility safety regulation is grounds for suspension of disposal privileges.
  10. Any visitor using profanity or who is verbally abusive may be dismissed from the facility and barred indefinitely from using any Residential Drop-Off Center. Anyone who is barred must formally request reinstatement from the Department of Public Works.
  11. Material intended for disposal must be secured so it can be safely transported without creating traffic hazards.
  12. Yard waste, including leaves and bushes, must be bagged to keep the area free of dirt and foliage. Branches cannot be longer than three (3) feet and the diameter cannot exceed four (4) inches.
  13. If a site attendant cannot satisfactorily address a visitor’s question or concern, or if there is a dispute, the visitor should speak with the facility supervisor.
  14. All visitors must remain with their vehicle while using the Residential Drop-off Center.
  15. Salvaging, junking, or removing any items from the Residential Drop-Off  Center is strictly forbidden and will be considered theft of City property.