The collection will take place Saturday at the county disposal center in Street.
Harford County residents will be able to dispose of household hazardous waste Saturday. The Local Emergency Planning Committee and Harford County Office of Recycling will hold a collection event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harford Waste Disposal Center at 3135 Scarboro Road in Street. Waste including oil-based paints, bleach, pool chemicals and mercury thermometers may be disposed at the event, according to a press release. Residents must show proof of residency. Business or commercial farm waste will not be taken. For more information, residents are asked to call the office of recycling at 410-638-3417.
Harford County now trails Montgomery County in recycling in Maryland, officials said.
Harford County has seen a 40 percent increase in recycling since its first full year of running a single-stream program, starting in 2011. But even with the increase, the county has dropped from No. 1 in Maryland to No. 2, officials said Tuesday. Harford's 59 percent participation rate is trailed only by Montgomery County, according to county recycling officials. “We can out-do them. Let’s make that a goal,” Council President Billy Boniface said Tuesday after viewing a presentation on the program. Boniface added: “You guys have probably one of the most important programs in the county.” Check out the PDF version of a slideshow with this post, which includes many facts and figures about Harford County's program. Four county staff members—…