Public Works

Operation & Maintenance
The Department of Public Works assists the County Commissioners in the efficient operation and maintenance of County roads, vehicles and equipment, as well as the County's engineering projects and sanitary district. The Public Works Department is comprised of an administration group and 7 divisions:
  • Administration
  • Engineering and General Services
  • Garbage and Recycling Services
  • Land Management
  • Roads and Solid Waste
  • Public Water and Sewer Services
Through these offices, the department maintains roads and bridges. This department also manages engineering and environmental projects, Public Works agreements, cable television franchise agreements, and the County water and sewerage systems.

Public Works Agreements
Public Works Agreements are construction agreements between the County and developers/contractors for the construction and maintenance of public improvements.

Dump Schedule

Transfer Station Hours

Recycling Information

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DPW Events

Household Hazardous Waste/ Latex Paint and Electronics Recycling Drop Off Day-
Once in the spring and once in the fall Maryland Environmental Service holds this 
event for mid shore county residents. It rotates locations between Queen Anne's, 
Talbot, Kent and Caroline County. The next Drop-Off Day will be April 22, 2017 at the Nicholson Drop-Off Center, Kent County. Questions call Maryland Environmental Service 1-800-473-2925.

Click below for link to flyer on event
HHW Drop-Off Day Spring 2017