Responding to requests by Fallston residents, the county government has opened a drop-off center for yard waste at the park and ride lot on Route 152 near Harford Road in Fallston.
The new center, a cooperative effort by the State Highway Administration and the county's Department of Public Works, is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The center is one of six in the county. Grass clippings, brush and leaves deposited at the centers are transported to the county's composting facility at Scarboro.
The yard waste is then turned into compost and mulch and offeredfree to residents.
In addition to the Fallston facility, yard-waste containers are at Kroh's Nursery, 3023 Churchville Road, in Churchville; Susquehannock Environmental Center, 700 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air; McKenzie Recycling & Sanitation, 503 Pulaski Highway, Joppa; Abingdon Highway District Shop, 3111 Old Philadelphia Road, Abingdon; and Harford County Waste Disposal Facility, 3241 Scarboro Road, Street.