Special Recycling Events

Special recycling events are coordinated with the Allegany County Recycling Office and Solid Waste Management Board. These events include tire recycling, electronics recycling, household hazardous waste collections, etc... These special events are not held on a regular basis, so the City will be providing information here to be inform to Cumberland residents. Additionally, as events are scheduled they will be added to Notify Me and the Main Calendar. For more information please contact the City's Environmental Specialist at 301-759-6604. 

Inclement Weather Information

Winter weather patterns change on a moment’s notice, however, the waste collectors at Burgmeier’s Hauling do everything possible to work through all kinds of weather so trash and recycling collection stay on track..

The collectors may start routes earlier or later in the day, depending on storm predictions. So, be sure to have your trash out prior to 5 am to assure collection. You may put your trash out as early as dusk the night before your trash day.

Sometimes, despite best efforts, there are circumstances out of the trash company’s control that may mean an interruption in trash collection. These could include extreme icy conditions, significant snow storms, or landfill closures (due to extreme weather conditions in Frostburg, where the landfill is located).

To find out if service interruptions have impacted your trash/recycling pickup check out the following:

1. Listen to the local radio stations for a public announcement

2. Visit the City of Cumberland website for updates (www.cumberlandmd.gov)

3. Sign up for Notify Me! at the City of Cumberland website

4. Check the City of Cumberland, Local Government Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/cityofcumberlandmd)

5. Call 301-777-0416 ext 2402 or 301-759-6604 for more information

If you find that your trash/recycling pick up is interrupted due to inclement weather or landfill closure, please bring your uncollected trash back to your property.

1. Your trash will be collected the following regular trash collection day.

2. Your recycling will be collected the next recycling day for that missed commodity. For example, if your collection interruption occurred on the day your cans/bottles were to be recycled you would bring that recycling back to your property and put it out the following week on Co-Mingled recycling day (the first trash day of the week).

Christmas Tree Recycling

At the end of the Holiday season, live Christmas trees can be disposed of or recycled in the City of Cumberland. To recycle retired live Christmas trees remove all ornaments, lights and tinsel and drop it off at the County Mulch & Yard Trim Recycling Site, 11700 PPG Road, North Branch Industrial Park, off of Route 51, Cumberland. Remember that no flocked trees are accepted for recycling.

If you are unable to transport your tree to the recycling site, simply put your retired live Christmas tree on the curb with your trash on any of your regularly scheduled trash collection days.

Questions about Christmas tree recycling or the County Mulch Site can be directed by phone to 301-777-5933, ext. 359 or by email recycling@alleganygov.org .

The City of Cumberland wishes all our Community members a happy and safe Holiday season!

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REDUCE

How do I REDUCE my waste footprint?
  • Bring your own: Bags to the store! Coffee mug to the coffee shoppe! Reusable container to a restaurant! 
  • Buy used over new
  • Fix what you already own
  • Start a backyard compost
  • Use cloth napkins and towels instead of paper
  • Take packaging into consideration when shopping, look for minimal or recyclable packaging

REUSE

How do I REUSE more?

RECYCLE

  • Allegany County's Recycling Office keeps a comprehensive list of how/where to recycle various items.

Please visit here often for **NEW**  **UPDATED** special recycling events!!!