Charles County, Maryland

Environmental Resources

Environmental Resources

Dennis Fleming
Chief of Environmental Resources

The goal of the Environmental Resources Division is to provide residents of Charles County with the best possible and most cost effective service through its management of the Landfill, Recycling and Litter Control programs, and by providing Environmental Education.

This division manages the operation of the Charles County Sanitary Landfill, which receives in excess of 80,000 tons of refuse and over 110,000 patrons per year, and administers a comprehensive recycling program that includes curbside recycling collection and recycling drop off centers located throughout the county, and an aggressive environmental education campaign encompassing source reduction. In addition, various Litter Control programs are maintained to aid in keeping Charles County clean and healthy, including roadside litter crews, the annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, the volunteer Adopt-A-Road Program, and community cleanups. Used Motor Oil and Antifreeze Collection Sites and a Household Hazardous Waste Collection program are also provided to residents to help ensure the environmentally safe disposal of toxic materials.