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LaVale Cardboard Recycling Change: On Friday, July 29, 2016, Allegany County Government’s cardboard/paperboard recycling site is moving from LaVale Plaza to the Life Fitness Management (Staples/Grand China Buffet) parking lot, 1228 National Highway, LaVale. Read More.


Compost Site Spring and Summer Hours Begin Wednesday, April 6


With spring clean up time and the start of the gardening season, for the convenience of Allegany County residents, the Allegany County Compost Site  will start the spring and summer hours of operation on April 6, the first Wednesday in April. The compost site will be open five days per week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Allegany County Government operates a supervised compost site for Allegany County residents and businesses at 11700 PPG Road in the North Branch Industrial Park, off of MD Route 51 South.


There is free drop off of accepted items. There is free pick up of composted mulch.


Grass, leaves, brush, tree and tree limbs four inches or less in diameter, Christmas trees, and other fresh holiday greenery free of artificial decorations of any type are accepted.


These items are not accepted: stumps, roots, trees and tree limbs more than four inches in diameter, rubble, demolition material, lumber, pallets, railroad ties, and all other items not listed as ‘accepted.’


Allegany County Government’s website,, has extensive recycling information.  Recycling questions may be directed to Siera N. Wigfield, Recycling Coordinator, Allegany County Department of Public Works, 301-777-5933 X 210,


Recycle Right – Everything You Need to Know about Recycling!


Allegany County Recycling Coordinator Siera Wigfield, left, and City of Cumberland Environmental Specialist Raquel Ketterman, right, recently made a joint presentation to the Allegany Center of Lifelong Learning at the LaVale Public Library. This focused on what items may be recycled in the recycling programs operated by Allegany County Government and the City of Cumberland.


Allegany County’s Recycling Coordinator is available to provide educational presentations about all aspects of recycling to students, community organizations, etc. Interested individuals should contact Siera Wigfield, 301-777-5933 X 210,


Allegany County Government appreciates the effort of all recyclers and encourages individuals, business, and other entities to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost.