Commercial Refuse Collection

Business' Responsibility of Refuse


Each Business in the City of Annapolis is required to handle and maintain the refuse generated by their business in an effective and responsible manner. This means that from the time the refuse is generated to the time it is removed from your site, it is your responsibility.

Sometimes refuse, whether in cans or dumpsters, is placed on surfaces, i.e. sidewalks, parking lots, etc., that are in close proximity to storm drains. Leaking refuse containers can stagnate, causing odor problems. Litter, though unsightly, can also enter a storm inlet which could impair the removal of rain water.

All the storm drains within the City of Annapolis, discharge to the Chesapeake Bay through the surrounding rivers and streams. Handling refuse in an effective and responsible manner will prevent pollutants from entering the Bay.

City of Annapolis Licensed Refuse Collectors

Collectors Phone
Advantage Waste Removal
301-595-7333
Affordable Refuse & Recycling Inc.
301-952-8700
Bay Area Disposal LLC
301-855-2090
Consolidated Waste Industries of MD
301-322-3000
Delta Trash Removal Inc.
410-636-5000
Ecology Services Refuse and Recycling LLC
866-427-8389
F&L Construction Inc.
202-678-5788
Goode Companies
301-498-6633
IESI Maryland - Progressive Waste Solutions
410-768-1900
Patuxent Roll-Off LLC
410-793-0181
Republic Services
410-727-6161
Waste Management
877-394-4814

Commercial Food Waste Composters

Composters Phone
Garrity Renewables LLC
410-935-6909
Waste Neutral Group LLC
443-838-1826

Guidelines


  • Refuse containers must:
    • Be durable
    • Be rust-resisting
    • Be washable and nonabsorbent
    • Be watertight
    • Have close-fitting covers
  • Refuse is to be placed on the sidewalk no sooner than 12 hours preceding the scheduled collection time.
  • Refuse must be collected after 6 a.m.
  • Refuse containers must be removed from sidewalk or public area immediately after collection and must be removed from view from a public way in the Historic District.
  • If refuse containers need to be washed, this activity must be completed inside the establishment.
  • Area where refuse is placed for collection must be maintained.
  • Any refuse not collected by hauler must be removed from the public area or sidewalk.
  • Sidewalk or public area must be swept up after collection.
  • Don't use bleach, bleach products, or degreasers on sidewalks or public areas.
  • Only environmentally friendly products may be used.