News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Aug. 6, 2020 – Due to a large number of downed trees and yard debris caused by Tropical Storm Isaias, the Calvert County Solid Waste Division will allow citizens to drop off un-bagged leaves, shrubs, branches and logs no larger than 5 feet in length, for free to the Barstow Convenience Center and Appeal Landfill.

Debris drop off will be available beginning Friday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 23, Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens are required to wear face masks and practice safe social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Staff will be on-site to assist citizens with unloading debris. Firewood will not be accepted.

This event is for residents only. All commercial customers are advised that chargeable rates will apply and debris can only be disposed of at the Appeal Landfill. After Aug. 23, citizens can only drop off tree and yard debris at the Appeal Landfill but will be charged a disposal fee.

Citizens can visit for landfill and convenience center locations, hours of operation, and accepted materials.

The county has launched a hurricane resource center on its website to share the latest updates, guidance, and resources in response to Tropical Storm Isaias. Residents, employees, and media are encouraged to regularly monitor the page and use the resources available at

Updates will continue to appear on the Calvert County Government website,, and Facebook page at