New Landfill For Upper And Mid-Shore

A new landfill is scheduled to open in Caroline County when the Talbot County site closes in 2011. Officials are working on strategies to lessen any inconvenience and costs to residents following the move. Post-closure operations will continue through 2041, but questions remain whether functions such as recycling, processing, and homeowner drop-off will continue after the move. Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s, and Kent Counties agreed in 1985 to each host a landfill for 20 years.