PRINCE FREDERICK, Md.  – The Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning has extended the suspension of tree removal permits through Sunday, Aug. 30. Citizens are not required to obtain a permit to dispose of downed trees caused by Tropical Storm Isaias during this time. Citizens should take photos of the downed trees prior to removal and call a tree removal company or take proper precautions to safely remove debris.

Citizens can contact Planning & Zoning at 410-535-2348 or for questions or permit information. If there is a soil disturbance including grading issues, residents can contact the Soil Conservation District Office at 410-535-1521, ext. 3.

Free Storm Debris Disposal

Due to the large amount of downed trees and yard debris caused by Tropical Storm Isaias, the Calvert County Solid Waste Division is extending the free storm debris disposal event through Sunday, Aug. 30. Citizens can 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, 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 Calvert County 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. 30, 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.