Citizen Drop-Off Centers
Due to COVID -19, the following drop-off centers are currently open to Baltimore City residents: the Northwest Citizens' Convenience Center, Northwest Transfer Station, Eastern Citizens' Convenience Center, Southwest Citizens' Convenience Center, and the Quarantine Road Landfill
1. Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center
2. NW Transfer Station
3. Eastern Citizens’ Convenience Center
4. Quarantine Rd. Sanitary Landfill-
Mon.– Sat., 8 am – 4pm (Haulers/Landfill Use)
5. Southwest Citizens’ Convenience Center
6. York Road Substation
7. Lewin Substation
8. Calverton Road Substation
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
- The Citizens’ Convenience Centers are exclusively for use by Baltimore City residents with valid ID.
- Acceptable materials at the Citizens’ Convenience Centers 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.
- 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.
- Small haulers with a valid permit may use the Quarantine Road Landfill (6100 Quarantine Road) and the Convenience Center at Northwest Transfer Station (5030 Reisterstown Road).
- 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.
- 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.
- Residents may only deliver materials to the Convenience Centers by use of a passenger car, unmodified van, unmodified minivan, or an unmodified pickup truck that is no larger than 3/4 ton.
- 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.
- 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.
- Any visitor using profanity or who is verbally abusive may be dismissed from the facility and barred indefinitely from using any Citizens’ Convenience Center. Anyone who is barred must formally request reinstatement from the Department of Public Works.
- Material intended for disposal must be secured so it can be safely transported without creating traffic hazards.
- 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.
- 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.
- All visitors must remain with their vehicle while using the Citizens’ Convenience Center.
- Salvaging, junking, or removing any items from the Citizens’ Convenience Center is strictly forbidden and will be considered theft of City property.
 See Title 7, Subtitle 2, of the City Health Code (“‘Small hauler’ means a hauler that uses only 1 truck for which the manufacturer’s rated capacity is ¾ ton or less and the gross weight of which is 7,000 pounds or less.”)