Kent County MD - Public Works

Marty Holden, Division Chief
PH: 410-778-7439 | FAX: 410-778-7424 | Email: mholden@kentgov.org
709 Morgnec Road, Suite 104, Chestertown MD 21620


Recycling and Solid Waste: Nicholson Drop-off Center

Hours of Operation

Nicholson
Drop-off Center
SUN:   CLOSED
MON:   8:00 am 4:00 pm
TUE:    CLOSED
WED:   8:00 am 4:00 pm
THUR:  CLOSED
FRI:     8:00 am 4:00 pm
SAT:    8:00 am 2:00 pm

Closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day,
and Christmas Day.

Household Solid Waste/Recycling Drop Off

  • HOUSHOLD garbage, trash, and refuse normally disposed of by Kent County residents. Household
    garbage must be contained in trash bags or trash cans. 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load

    Customers delivering 1— 3 bags of trash (Kitchen size bags up to 13 gal.), the Attendant will not remove a coupon but will  punch a hole in one (1) coupon.  When the customer returns (next trip to facility) the Attendant will remove the coupon with the previously punched hole.

  • FURNITURE: to include wooden chairs, dressers, tables, etc. Oversized household items such as beds, mattresses, sofas, televisions, etc. 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load

  • CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS: Painted or treated lumber, plaster, insulation, shingles, wall,
    flooring, ceiling tiles, pipes, glass (plate, light bulbs, china, mirror, drinking glasses), wires, carpet,
    wallpaper, roofing, felt or other structural fabric. 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load

  • SCRAP METAL: Steel and Tin, White Goods including units containing CFC's (Chlorofluorocarbons) 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load

  • TIRES: Passenger Car/Lite Truck Tires (A limit of 4 tires permitted) 1 Coupon Per tire
    NO TRACTOR/HEAVY TRUCK OR COMMERCIAL TIRES ACCEPTED

  • CONCRETE, BRICKS, STONE : 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load

  • YARD WASTE: Brush, Limbs (Not to exceed 5" in diameter), Leaves, Grass 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load
    A hole will be punched in coupon Per 1—3 Bags of Yard Waste. Trucks larger than a Pick-up Truck will require 2 Coupons

  • RECYCLABLES: A Coupon IS NOT required if you only drop off Recyclables in Igloos, Cardboard & the following recyclable materials: Lead Acid Batteries (Car/truck & Lawn Mower Batteries) Used Motor Oil and Antifreeze, Boat Shrink Wrap, Computers and Computer Components.

    No commercial or contractor waste permitted except for recyclables and yard waste
    A hole will be punched in coupon per 1—3 Bags of Yard Waste

Materials not accepted at Nicholson

LAND CLEARING WASTES:
Animal manure, pesticides, herbicides, animal bedding,
agriculture produce, animal feed, putrescible waste, and
fertilizers.

(NO STUMPS)

DEMOLITION DEBRIS:
All demolition debris from large structures.

CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS:
Any commercial, domestic or industrial wastes or
byproducts, paint, tar or tar containers, caulking
compounds, glazing compounds, paint thinner, or
other solvents or their containers, creosote or other
preservatives or their containers, cement used for
tiles, paneling, carpet or other adhesives, and other
solid waste which may contain an unacceptable
substance as may be determined by the administration
to be unacceptable.

THE FOLLOWING ARE SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED:
All Asbestos materials, (shingles, siding)
Controlled Hazardous substances in any quantities
Liquid wastes or any waste containing free liquids
Special medical wastes
Radioactive materials
Septage or sewage scavenger waste
Automobiles or auto parts
Animal carcasses
Incineration ash material
Chemical or Petroleum spill cleanup material
Industrial waste
Putrescible waste