Current News & Projects

Street Sweeping 

Parking is prohibited at parking metered spaces on York, Frederick, East & West Baltimore Streets between the hours of 5:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. Vehicles that are not moved during this time period will be issued a parking citation. Street Sweeping is done monthly and takes place on the third Monday of each month. Residents may park their vehicles on the municipal parking lot on Record Lane or in the rear parking lot of the Police Station. Thank you for your corporation.

Trash & Recycling

Project Type: Annual

Start Date: 1/1/17

Completion Date: 12/31/17


Beginning on July 3, 2017, Ecology Services Refuse & Recycling will be under contract to collect trash and recycling. Collection day will continue to take place on Wednesdays. There will be no change to collection during Holiday weeks for the remainder of 2017 unless the holiday falls on a Wednesday. 


Please report missed recycling or trash collection to Ecology Services Refuse & Recycling (866) 427-8389 or the Public Works Department (410) 751-1100 as soon as possible.

Please note: Trash collection is for household garbage only. The City’s hauling company will not collect yard waste material or bulk items.


Information about Taneytown's recycle container program and a list of acceptable recyclables.

Water, Sewer, & Street Emergencies 

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is available 24/7 to address after-hour water, sewer, & street emergencies. To report a problem:

  1. Call the City Office at (410) 751-1100
  2. Follow the voice prompts and leave your name, phone number, and a brief message
  3. Your message will be forwarded to the DPW

Calls concerning water shut-off for nonpayment of water and sewer bills cannot be handled by the DPW after-hours. You must take care of this issue during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Yard Waste Collection

Project Type: Annual

Start Date: 4/1/17

Completion Date: 12/5/17     (Last day for leaf & yard waste pickup)

YARD WASTE: Beginning in April and continuing through November, the Public Works Department will again pick up grass clippings on Tuesdays. You must call the City Office no later than 3 p.m. Monday to schedule for pick up the next day. Currently there are no charges to Carroll County residents for disposal of yard waste, at the County Landfill in Westminster (410) 386-4550:

  • Please place your bags at the curb by 7:30 a.m., the morning of pick up.
  • Yard waste must be placed in paper— kraft bags only.
  • Please limit the weight of bags so they can easily be lifted for loading and unloading without bag breakage.
  • This service is limited to grass clippings, flower & shrubbery trimmings only. Please do not dispose of dirt, sod, thistle, or household garbage.

Recycling Container Notice
Project Type: Weekly Service

The 64 gallon blue recycling containers the city had purchased are for recycling only. The containers are not to be used for trash, and shall not be altered in any way. The containers are the property of the City Taneytown, and must remain at the address at which they were placed; indefinitely

As we head into summer, spending time outdoors with family and friends, gathering together for picnics, please remember to recycle as many items as possible. The 64 gallon container the city has provided for recycling allows the necessary space for easy disposal. The city pays a tipping fee for household garbage that is taken to landfill, but not for recycling items that are collected separately. The more we recycle, the more we can save. Carroll County has recently approved, a tipping fee increase from $62.00 to $64.00 per ton.

Stormwater Drainage Inlets
Please do not sweep or blow grass and debris into the street. This practice can block downstream storm water inlet grates and pipes causing storm water to backup into the street, creating flooding conditions. Also, please report anyone seen dumping materials into the storm water drainage system, by contacting the Taneytown Police Department (410-751-1150) or the City Office (410-751-1100). It could be contaminating our environment.

Sanitary Sewers
The City of Taneytown makes every effort to be responsive to a resident's needs and concerns when a sewer backup occurs. As with many other municipalities, the City cannot assume responsibility for sewerage and water damage caused by sewer backups. The City routinely cleans and televises sewer mains. Unfortunately, because a sewer is not a closed secured system, many things put into the sewer can clog the system. Factors that can cause backups are: grease, disposable diapers, tree roots, and other foreign items disposed of through the sewer system. These items should be discarded in your household garbage.

Utility Paint Markings & MISS Utility
Project Type: FYI
The law requires contractors and property owners to call Miss Utility (800-257-7777) before excavating, trenching, or digging underground. Should you see paint markings on your property, sidewalk, or street, please be aware each color identifies an underground utility such as:

  • RED for electric
  • ORANGE for cable and communications
  • BLUE for water
  • GREEN for sewers and drains
  • WHITE  for proposed excavation

The City of Taneytown is responsible for locating water, sewer, and City-owned storm drains and streetlights. Examples of when to contact Miss Utility:

  • Installing mailboxes, fences, or flagpoles
  • Installing or replacing a driveway or sidewalk
  • Planting of shrubs and trees

This law protects the utilities and more importantly the safety of the individuals performing the work. Should you cause damage to any utility and failed to call Miss Utility, you will be responsible for repair cost, and you may be fined as well. Please be reminded that property owners are not notified prior to utility locating and marking of their property. The paint will fade away over time.