Mount Airy Post-Tornado Tree and Vegetative Debris Removal


For Immediate Release

Mount Airy Post-Tornado Tree and Vegetative Debris Removal

Westminster, MD, Monday, November 5, 2018 – On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the Carroll County Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin picking up trees and vegetative debris (branches, leaves, etc.), from residential properties only, produced by the tornado that occurred on Friday evening November 2, 2018. All debris must be set out prior to 8:00 A.M. Monday, November 19, 2018 as collection will conclude on or about Wednesday November 21, 2018.

Instructions and restrictions related to this plan are listed below:

  • Pickup will only occur in/on the communities/streets listed below. These communities/streets follow the tornado path taken from the National Weather Service’s preliminary damage survey results for “Tornado Mt. Airy – Carroll County.”
  • Arrowhead Cir / Locksley Ln
  • Boteler Rd / Runkles Rd
  • Watersville Rd
  • Pheasant Ridge Community
  • Bennett Branch Rd
  • Dogwood Dr
  • Hickory La
  • Extreme eastern portion of E. Ridgeville Blvd
  • Gillis Falls Rd
  • Only tree and vegetative debris (branches, leaves, etc.) will be picked up. Other debris (tile, carpet, drywall, etc.) will not be accepted. As crews are unable to sort debris, any piles containing excluded materials will not be removed.
  • Do not place vegetative debris in bags
  • Place piles no further than five feet from the road
  • Do not place debris on or near fire hydrants, mailboxes, sign posts, utility meters, water meters/valves, etc.
  • Pile smaller pieces of trees/vegetative debris on top of larger pieces
  • Consolidate piles with neighbors whenever possible
  • County employees are not permitted to collect debris on private property or outside the impact zone

Trees and vegetative debris is also accepted at:

Northern Resource Recovery Park, 1400 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster, MD 21157

Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hoods Mill Landfill        7901 Kabik Court, Woodbine, MD 21797

Open 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


For additional information, contact:

Chris Winebrenner



Damage survey results from an EF-1 tornado that struck the Mt. Airy area in Carroll County