Collections-Transfer Station

Brian Scarborough – Manager
204 65th St., Ocean City, Maryland 21842
Hours of Operation 6:30 AM-3:00 PM Winter, 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM Summer
Phone 410-524-0318, Fax 410-723-1832

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Ocean City’s bulk pick-up service offers a convenient way for residents to get rid of large household items, such as furniture, appliances, bicycles, carpet, etc., which cannot normally be loaded into a standard refuse truck. Yard debris and shrubs are also permitted, however; the maximum diameter of tree limbs accepted is three inches. Further, this effort does NOT include the pick-up of full size trees or the pick-up of large demolition/remodeling projects.

To participate, residents can place items curbside (staff does not go on private property to remove items) on Friday, March 27 for Saturday March 28 pick-up from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 pick-up from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Town is providing bulk pick-up free of charge during this period. At other times, cost for bulk pick-up is $20 per pick-up of one item, $30 for up to three items and $5 for each additional item. There will also be an amnesty program to collect fireworks, old ammunition and old weapons that residents may have in their household and need to be removed. If you have old ammunition or old weapons please contact our Police Department at 410-723-6610 so that they can schedule a time to pick those items up.

The Spring Clean-up service is provided for residents only, as commercial properties are not included in the Spring Cleanup effort. For more information, call the Town of Ocean City’s solid waste division at 410-524-0318.


October 12, 2019 – May 8, 2020

RESIDENTIAL: (waste wheelers)
Monday – Oceanside (75th Street to 146th Street)
Bayside (75th Street to 135th Street)

Tuesday – All Areas (Inlet to 74th Street)
Bayside (136th Street to 146th Street)

COMMERCIAL: (Front-end and 300-gallon containers)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday – All Areas


*REMINDER* – In all locations, containers shall be placed at the curbside by no later than 6:00 am on the day of collection for emptying by the Solid Waste crews. These same containers must be placed back to the edge of the building by no later than 6:00 pm that same day.


2020 Holiday Collection Schedule


May 9, 2020 – October 11, 2020

RESIDENTIAL: (Waste wheelers)
Monday & Thursday – Oceanside (75th Street to 146th Street)
Bayside (75th Street to 135th Street)

Tuesday & Friday – All Areas (Inlet to 74th Street)
Bayside (136th Street to 146th Street)

COMMERCIAL: (Front-end and 300-gallon containers)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday – All Areas


A collection Fee is imposed for commercial establishments requiring collection more than five times per week. These establishments will include Hotels, Motels, Condominiums, Apartment/Multi-Family Complexes and Restaurants.

This fee structure will be in effect from mid May to mid October. The fee is $100 per additional pickup per site visit regardless of container size.

In most cases the five-day collection schedule would exclude Tuesdays & Thursdays. Other days without collection may be possible if arranged in advance with the Solid Waste Manager. We are not in any way going to sacrifice the cleanliness of the Town. Therefore, the Solid Waste Manager shall have the final say on whether a particular location needs seven-day collection service.

NOTICE: All trash must be placed at the curbside by 6 AM on the specific dates of collection. Before any metal side load containers are repaired or replaced, please call 410-524-0318 as the Town of Ocean City is in the process of changing over to Front-End and 300-gallon plastic containers. All front-end containers and compactors with enclosures must have doors open for pick-ups. Doors must be opened by the employees of the business and closed after trash pick-up. All doors must have secure holding devices to keep doors open and closed. Compactor lights must be working at all times.

The following items should not be placed in a solid waste container:

(1) Motor vehicle tires.

(2) Building materials (i.e wood, lumber, carpet/rugs).

(3) Hazardous, radioactive or medical wastes.

(4) Burning or smoldering materials or any other materials which would create a fire hazard.

(5) Rocks, dirt, sod, paint or motor oil.

NOTICE: (Waste wheelers and 300-gallon containers)
Stolen or other abuse of the carts, which would render them unserviceable will be the responsibility of the owner and a replacement charge will be applicable. Residents leaving for the winter or leaving for more than a few days, are advised to put the waste wheeler inside or secure outside, to prevent the wind or someone from carting it off. THE PROPERTY OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WASTE WHEELER.

All metal dumpsters and plastic containers must be secured from being blown off pads into the streets. Name of the building or address must be on all dumpsters with letters no smaller than 3 inches. Owners must keep dumpsters painted, graffiti free, any wheels greased and clean on the inside.