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Harford County Conducts Waste Facilities Assessment

Study Reveals Matters of Concern at Scarboro Landfill


Harford County Government recently completed an assessment of the Harford Waste Disposal Center (HWDC) located in northern Harford County.  The assessment was conducted by Maryland Environmental Service at the request of County Executive David R. Craig and Robert Cooper, Director of the Department of Public Works for Harford County.


“For sometime Harford County Government has heard concerns regarding the operation of the Harford Waste Disposal Center, commonly known as the Scarboro Landfill,” said County Executive Craig.  “Due to the concerns raised by citizens from the area, I wanted a top to bottom study of the operations of the landfill.  The work product from MES will help us take immediate and permanent corrective actions regarding the operation of the landfill,” Craig stated.


The study, performed by MES during the spring of this year, examined all aspects of the Scarboro Landfill including operations, sediment and erosion control, safety, composting operations, and environmental monitoring and reporting.


The assessment is the first of its kind for the Department of Public Works who is responsible for oversight and management of the landfill.


Commenting further regarding the report from MES regarding the Scarboro Landfill, County Executive Craig stated, “Clearly there are issues which need to be addressed at the landfill and we will employ best management practices to ensure the safe operation of the landfill for the future.  This administration did not create the problems at the landfill, but we will be the administration to correct the mistakes of the past,” Craig stated.


Click Print-Friendly Information below to download the Executive Summary of the report. For further information regarding the study, contact Robert Thomas, Jr., with the Office of Government and Community Relations at 410-638-3258 or by email.
Website rbthomas@harfordcountymd.gov
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