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Program Description

  Administration and Support

Provides support to the Department's Division of Resource Recovery and Management's operations, programs, and mission; and overall management and policy direction to the core professional services of budget and financial management.

  • Develop and evaluate CIP and operating budgets in a strategic and economically responsible manner for fair and equitable rate structures.

  • Maintain solid waste enterprise funds in a financially prudent manner through efficient financial management.

  • Assist with execution of procurement actions on a timely basis and at the best possible value.

  • Review and develop policies and procedures that strengthen internal controls.

  • Identify efficiencies across the department using metrics, quantitative and financial models, and forecasting tools to analyze the fiscal impact of proposed changes to the solid waste management activities.

Department of Housing and Community Affairs provides staff to respond to resident complaints dealing with: storage and removal of solid waste; illegal solid waste dumping activities in the County; storage of unregistered vehicles on private property throughout the County; storage of inoperable vehicles on private property; improper screening of dumpsters, particularly those in shopping areas; and control and regulation of weeds throughout the County.

"Clean or Lien" provides for the removal of dangerous or unsightly trash, perimeter grass, and weeds on properties which the owners have failed to maintain as required.

Department of Environmental Protection staff in Energy and Environment Compliance Division provide surface and subsurface environmental compliance monitoring at all County solid waste facilities, and reviews reports of air monitoring of the Resource Recovery Facility (RRF).

Program Contacts

Contact Patrice Bubar of the Recycling and Resource Management at 240.777.7786 or Richard H. Harris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2795 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved639342039.16
Increase Cost: Automation of Solid Waste System -- Disposal Fund2808270.00
Add: Periodic Waste System Planning Study2286990.00
Increase Cost: Finance Property Tax Bill Chargeback -- Disposal Fund452400.00
Add: Complaince and Enforcement Position to Strengthen Enforcement of Laws Like the Bag Fee and Bans on Single-use Plastic Straws and Polystyrene (Split with Water Quality Protection Charge)317650.50
Increase Cost: Finance Property Tax Bill Chargeback -- Collection Fund221400.00
Increase Cost: Adminstration Costs -- Collection Fund1270.00
Decrease Cost: Automation of Solid Waste System -- Collection Fund-78230.00
Decrease Cost: Adminstration Costs -- Disposal Fund-79530.00
Decrease Cost: Savings Due to Turnover -- Collection Fund-632050.00
Decrease Cost: Savings Due to Turnover -- Disposal Fund-1229380.00
Decrease Cost: Revenue Analysis and System Evaluation-2745330.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.235386-0.50
FY22 Approved676115239.16