Public Works

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department is responsible for the Town water and sewer systems, the water and wastewater treatment plants, street maintenance, refuse collection, recreation and parks maintenance, and public grounds keeping.

Routine Business: 410-754-8173
7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Water/Sewer Emergency

After normal business hours: 410-714-6200
Director: Steve Dyott
Maintenance Supervisor: Keith Wheatley
Water & Sewer Superintendent: Clarence Quillen
White Marsh, Inc.

Trash Collection

Special trash receptacles are required. To obtain the proper receptacle, residents must complete a form, which may be obtained and returned to the Town Office. Public Works will deliver one can to your property at no charge. Trash will be picked up curbside every Tuesday. If your collection day falls on a Town Holiday, your trash will be collected on the following day.

Extra Garbage Collection

Grass and leaves should be placed in separate bags and set beside the trash cans, not in trash cans, and will be picked up on Extra Garbage Day, which is the first and third Tuesday of each month. Limbs must be no larger than 4 feet long and 4 inches round. No pulled up shrubs or stumps will be accepted.

Large bulk items may will be picked on the first and third Tuesday. Tickets may be purchased at the Town Office for $6.00 each no later than the Monday prior to pick up. No item will be picked up with out a ticket. If you are unsure whether an item requires a ticket, contact the town hall or visit the website at

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Mosquito Control
The town is sprayed for mosquito control during the months of July through September by the Caroline County Public Works Department.

Note Regarding Trash Collection

These items must be taken to a Hazardous Material disposal facility; oil based paints, paint thinner, turpentine, wood preservatives, wood strippers, gasoline, gas/oil mixes, fuels, acids, cleaners, solvents, automotive fluids, bleach, ammonia, pool chemicals, dark room chemicals, household and lawn and garden pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. Latex paint cans should be disposed of on Extra Garbage Day Only. They must be completely dry and the lids removed. If there is wet paint remaining in the can, add kitty liter to the can before disposal.

Landfill on Old Denton Road

Hours of operations are Wednesday 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday 8 am to 4 pm. Accepted items at this site: household trash, up to 4 passenger vehicle tires (off rims), furniture, white goods (i.e., refrig.,) motor oil, antifreeze, cardboard, and small quantities of scrap metal.

You must have a Caroline County Sticker in order to use this facility. Forms are available at the Town Hall for submittal to the Caroline County Dept. of Public Works, who issues a calendar year sticker. For more information, call 410-479-0520.

Water and Sewer Bills

Water and sewer bills are mailed out during the first week of the following months: January, April, July, and October. If you have not received your bill by the 15th of the month in which it is mailed out, please contact the Town Office and we will mail you a copy of your bill.

All water and sewer bills are due forty-five (45) days after the date of issuance and there is a fifteen day grace period after that date. The due date is printed on the bottom right corner of your water bill. If your service is turned off, you will be required to pay the balance due in full and a $50.00 turn-on fee before service will be reconnected.

Bay Restoration Fee:

From the Office of Comptroller Peter Franchot – In the 2004 legislative session, the Maryland State Government took a major step to protect our waterways through the enactment of the Bay Restoration Fund (Senate Bill-320). The purpose of the bill was to create a dedicated fund to improve the environment and water quality of the Chesapeake Bay. Through an environmental surcharge fee, this fund is used to upgrade wastewater treatment plants. The Town of Federalsburg has initiated a BRF hardship exemption policy. Go to the Town’s website for more information on this policy as well as an application to apply.
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Billing Schedule

Months of Service Billing Date Due Date Cut Off Notices On or After Shut Off DateOn or After
6/15 – 9/15 October November 15 Dec. Dec.
9/16 – 12/15 January February 15 March March
12/16 – 3/15 April April 15 June June
3/16 – 6/14 July July 15 Sept. Sept.

Lawn Maintenance:

Property owners are required to cut, trim or otherwise remove all grass, weeds, brush or plant growth in excess of six inches. “Weeds” shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation other than trees and shrubs (excluding cultivated flowers and gardens).

Snow Removal:

If it’s snowing and snowplows are out, stay off the roads. Do not park vehicles on snow emergency routes. All residents must clear their sidewalks within 24 hours after the snow stops falling. When shoveling sidewalks and/or driveways, do not throw the snow into the street.


If a street light is out in your neighborhood, contact the Town Office at 410-754-8173. Please identify the location of the pole light and the pole number, if available. The Town Office will contact the electric company and have the light repaired. The power company has advised us that it usually takes two weeks from the notification date to make repairs. If the light is not repaired with the two week time frame, call the Town Office again and someone will follow-up with the electric company.

Recycling Bins:

Recycling bins are located at the Morris Avenue parking lot. The following items are acceptable: newspapers, books, magazines, glass, plastic, and cardboard. All cardboard must be broken down. NO HOUSEHOLD TRASH IS ACCEPTED IN THESE BINS AND VIOLATORS WILL BE FINED.