Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation and the Airport Advisory Committee ask all business establishments in the vicinity of the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport to ensure all solid waste is properly disposed, especially food waste. Dumpster tops should remain closed at all times.

It is also requested the grounds around dumpster areas be kept free of loose debris. Open dumpsters attract turkey vultures, which pose a serious hazard to pilots during takeoffs and landings. Open dumpsters and loose debris also create favorable conditions for roosting.

For more information about Wildlife Hazard Management and the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport, please contact the Department of Public Works and Transportation at 301-475-4200, ext. *3565.