Anne Arundel Announces Community Beach Cleanup Initiative

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh today announced the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW) will assist in cleaning up debris off communities beaches resulting from the recent incident at the Conowingo Dam.

According to a press release:

“Now is a time for our County to work together as we begin the cleanup from July’s heavy rainfalls,” said Schuh. “We want to make it as easy as possible for our communities to come together and return our beaches to usable condition.”

The Department of Public Works will lead this program and has identified highly impacted communities for this effort.

The staging of dumpsters will be offered to these communities along their private, bayfront beaches for several days. Debris loading would be the community’s responsibility. The Department of Public Works will retrieve dumpsters for disposal following cleanup activities
Communities would not be charged for recycling or disposal of collected debris.

Communities with private, bayfront beaches can request an assessment from the Department of Public Works by calling 410-222-7321 or emailing

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