Harford County Announces Waste Deal With Baltimore County

On April 30, Harford County released details of a new waste disposal agreement with neighboring Baltimore County, resolving a controversial matter pending before the county for some time. From coverage in the Baltimore Sun (limited free views available):

Harford County Executive David Craig and Public Works Director Tim Whittie announced the agreement during a press conference in Bel Air late Tuesday morning.

“This is a great example of two counties working together,” Whittie said, during the 30-minute briefing attended by a number of county staffers and residents.

Whittie said officials are exploring a number of options, including continuing “to reach out to other counties.”

“One of my goals is to put the county in a good place,” he said.

The agreement must be approved by the county council, which is expected to review it during its May 7 meeting.

The new arrangement will commence following the expected 2016 closure of the county’s current waster to energy facility.

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Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties