The company that owns and operates the trash-to-energy plant in South Baltimore was sold Friday. Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. announced that Energy Capital Partners closed on its $1.94 billion acquisition of the Hampton, N.H.-based company from Waste Management Corp.
Harford County public works officials say the cost of providing waste disposal and recycling services is projected to increase 24 percent during the next 10 years, and they are considering potential changes in how the current system operates, possibly to include a major shift in the arms-length relationship that has existed for decades with commercial waste hauling companies.
The Harford County Department of Public Works invites the public to attend a community input meeting next week to learn about future solid waste disposal and recycling programs and initiatives in the county, including the coming joint disposal agreement with Baltimore County.
Sounds of the Season of the 2013 Holiday Concert Series. takes place at White Marsh Mal, mall hosts the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, 2013 Holiday Parade takes place at The Avenue at White Marsh, Baltimore County Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule/Guide mailed,
Bond Mill Elementary celebrated autumn with its annual costume parade, with 500 students participating. The school's annual craft fair is coming up Nov. 23. West Laurel Community Dumpster Day is Nov. 16. Make reservations now for the Woman's Club of Laurel annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 7.
In approving legislation Tuesday that seals the plan to ship the bulk of the county's trash to Baltimore County for disposal, the Harford County Council also voted to remove a potential loophole that could have revived a controversial proposed transfer station in Joppa.
Logically, there is no reason for a new transfer station since Harford plans to enter into a 20-year contract with Baltimore County (renewable in 10-year increments) to receive all of our solid waste when the APG contract terminates in 2016
The Maryland Department of the Environment announced Monday that it would begin collecting food scraps at its Baltimore headquarters for composting. MDE will give its 900-plus employees the option to compost their uneaten food at the agency's main offices in Montgomery Park. Officials there say they hope in the effort's inaugural year to divert more than 6 tons of waste that might otherwise have gone to an incinerator or landfill.
West Laurel Swim Club is offering $100 off the first year's maintenance fee if you join the club by April 15. Bond Mill Elementary School will be holding registration for kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year the week of April 15 -19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school office. The West Laurel Civic Association and the Waste Management Division of Prince George's County will sponsor Dumpster Day on Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the West Laurel Community Building.
The Laurel Beltsville Senior Activity Center is hosting a Newcomer's Coffee at the senior center's own Café Latte on Friday, June 1 at 10 a.m. Enjoy a free cup of coffee and learn about the senior center's classes and events.
When was the last time you saw an elected official make a decision based solely on what is best for his or her constituents? It isn't something one sees often, especially in today's political atmosphere where only party affiliation matters, not the issue at hand or how detrimental or beneficial the outcome may be to the public.
Ed Masuoka, of West Laurel, started running for health reasons in 2007 and is now running marathons, with the goal of running a 100-mile race next spring. West Laurel neighbor Dave Strahle keeps the entrance to the community well-maintained. The popular Bond Mill PTO Carnival is May 19. Bond Mill's Destination ImagiNation team is raising funds to go to the global competition. To help with spring cleaning, the West Laurel Civic Association is holding Dumpster Day June 2.
Next Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Harford County Board of Education building at 102 S. Hickory Ave. in Bel Air, the public hearing for the Solid Waste Transfer Station Bill 11-62 will be held by the County Council.
Margaret McGill, a C. Milton Wright High School student, created an anglerfish sculpture using compact discs, nails and light bulbs. It was her entry in Friday's 10th annual "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Contest, hosted by Maryland Department of the Environment
Howard County residents will soon add banana peels, egg shells and even old pizza boxes, in addition to bottles and cans, to their recycling through a new county collection program starting in September.