Solid Waste and Drainage

Departments - N - Z

 

The Solid Waste & Drainage is responsible for landfilling, recycling and mulching operations as well as improving drainage.  Its fleet consists of 16 tagged vehicles, 11 pieces of specialty equipment and 1 implement.  The normal workforce is approximately 20 employees.  The Solid Waste & Drainage Complex which is located on James Ring Road in Westover includes an administrative office, shop, equipment shed, employee break room, inmate break room, storage sheds, recycling building, scale house, landfill, borrow pits (BP), leachate storage tank and mulching center (MC).  There are also 6 transfer stations (TS), 4 county dumpsters (D) and an incinerator (I) located throughout the county. 

Mission

The Solid Waste & Drainage is determined to provide a safe and efficient waste disposal network as well as comprehensive drainage system to promote economic development while protecting Somerset County’s beautiful and unique environment.

Functions

 The functions of the Solid Waste & Drainage are numerous and vary greatly.  Most are performed in-house, some are contracted out and others performed by inmates.  Those associated with safety are emphasized to protect our staff, inmates, interns, contractual employees and general public.  These functions are as follows:

 In-house:

  • Emergency Response
  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Landfill Operations
  • Borrow Operations
  • Mulching Operations
  • Leachate Hauling
  • Waste Hauling
  • Recyclable Hauling
  • Transfer Station Operations
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Inspection
  • Technical Support
  • Snow Removal and Deicing

 Partially Contracted:

  • Legal Services
  • Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Right-of-way Acquisition
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Environmental Testing
  • Methane Processing
  • Ditching
  • Flood Control

 Inmate Assisted:

  • Litter Control
  • Grass Trimming

 



CASH, CHECKS, AND CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED (CARDS SUBJECT TO A 3% FEE)
Cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard & Discover

Please attach the enclosed sticker on the INSIDE, left, (driver’s side) of your car windshield on a NON-SHADED AREA. This will enable the Transfer Station Attendant to quickly identify those persons permitted to use the County facilities. Lost or Stolen permits will be replaced for $20.00 each.

All stickers MUST BE ATTACHED to the vehicle to be valid.

Permitted vehicles crossing the scales at the Landfill with 500 pounds or less of household waste will not be required to pay a tipping fee. Anyone dumping 520 pounds or more will be required to pay the tipping fee rate for the entire load.

Tires, brush, crab pots and white goods such as refrigerators, stoves, hot water heaters, propane gas tanks, fuel oil tanks etc., can no longer be accepted at the Transfer Stations and must be taken to the Landfill in Westover. All fuel tanks must have 3” diameter holes in the top and bottom to be accepted. The fee for car tires is as follows: passenger tires-$4 each, truck tires-$12 each, and heavy equipment tires- $.18/pound.

Transfer Station Permit renewal applications will be mailed to you each year on or about May 15th - 30th.

New Permits will be issued from the Tax Collection office on 5/28/19.

The Rate for this Fiscal year will be $60.00

Please keep in mind that all County Transfer Stations are also collecting clear, brown, and green glass, metal cans, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, newspapers, cardboard, waste oil, telephone books, and small metal items for recycling. Help us save valuable landfill space through recycling.

NOTE: ALL S.C.TRANSFER STATIONS and the S. C. LANDFILL ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON MEMORIAL DAY, JULY 4TH, LABOR DAY, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEAR’S DAY. 

NOTE: TRANSFER STATION HOURS ARE FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, AND LANDFILL HOURS ARE FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 3:45 P.M. MON. THRU SAT.

THERE WILL BE A $25.00 RETURNED CHECK FEE.

Transfer Station Permit Applications

Check our Bids/Proposals page for current projects open for bid!

Landfill Tipping Fees 

Solid Waste & Drainage
Somerset County Office Complex
Room #118
11916 Somerset Ave.
Princess Anne, Md. 21853
Phone: 410.651.9641
Fax: 410.651.1156
Email: Charles Cavanaugh - Director
Email: Candy Brinsfield - Solid Waste & Drainage Dept. Asst 
Email: Carol Tyler - Permits Coordinator