Several other state representatives also asked the council to eliminate the transfer station.
Del. Kathy Szeliga said she has been hearing from a lot of people and she trusts their concerns are being heard.
Del. J.B. Jennings, who lives in Joppa, made a more personal request.
"For me, this is in my backyard," he said. "I understand this is a tough decision you all have to make."
"This intersection is truly a funnel for pretty much the entire western portion of Harford County," Jennings continued. "The traffic is bad; I see it every day."
"This is a big issue. It's going to affect our district, it's going to impact my neighborhood," he said.
George Carlson, another resident, added: "Who in their right mind would put a temporary garbage dump in the middle of such a busy area? It makes no sense at all."
On other budget items, a few people also spoke in support of Harford County Public Schools and the Harford County Public Library.
Nicole Young, a teacher, said she gets less take-home pay now than she did when she first started in the school system.
"The school system should be a priority, as teachers are asked to do more and more with less and less," she said, adding that maybe the money should be taken from the "obviously unwanted" transfer station.