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GC Solid Waste & Recycling Public Informational Meeting - Apartment & Condominium Recycling Requirements

Last Updated on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:14am | Board of Commissioners

Press Release

August 27, 2013

The Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling announces a public informational meeting to discuss apartment and condominium recycling requirements

Owners of apartment buildings or condominiums that have 10 or more units are reminded that they will be required to provide recycling to their tenants by October 1, 2014. House Bill 1 that was passed during the 2012 legislative session requires owners or condominium councils of owners to provide for the recycling of metal containers, plastic containers, glass containers and paper. They are also required to provide for the removal of these materials for further recycling.

Garrett County Solid Waste and Recycling will need to adopt an amendment to its 10 year Solid Waste Management plan in order to comply with this recently passed legislation. As part of that process an Informational meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday September 18, 2013 in the Commissioner’s meeting room at 7 pm. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide a review of the proposed amendment, discuss the impact on owners and tenants, and to offer the opportunity for questions.

A copy of the draft language for the amendment is available on-line at, at the landfill office, and at the Grantsville branch of the Ruth Enlow Library.

Concerned citizens or owners are welcome to attend the meeting, send e-mail comments to or contact Garrett County Solid Waste by phone at 301-387-0322.