Tags must be purchased 
in groups of 20.
 Tags cost $3.50 each.

We DO NOT accept 
credit card payments 
for PAYT tags.  
Customers must pay 
with check or cash.

Checks should be made out to Carroll County Waste Services.

Mail payments to:
PO Box 1244
Sykesville, MD 21784

Or stop in the office weekdays between 
9 and 2 to pick up tags.

What is the PAYT Program?

PAYT is a Pay-As-You-Throw trash collection 
program tailored to smaller families and/or 
serious recyclers who have minimal trash.

With PAYT, your cost is based on how much you recycle
 versus how much you throw away.  Simply put:  the more you recycle, the less you pay. We are seeking to stress the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling 
everything from soda bottles to yard trimmings.

Can I get yard waste collection?

PAYT customers can still use our normal yard waste program.  Call us at 410-795-2595 or visit our Pricing Page for more information.

How will my disposal 
method change?

Customers choosing to make a difference by using this program 
must attach a PAYT tag to each 33-gallon trash bag placed at the curb or in a trash can. 
Tags can be purchased 
for $3.50 each.
Note: Tags are sold 
in groups of twenty ONLY 
and expire one year after purchase.
We accept only checks or cash 
for PAYT tags. 

Will you recycle my 
Christmas tree?

Yes!  CCWS operates a free, Christmas tree recycling program.  
Sign up for email updates or check the website in December for Christmas 
tree collection information.  

Why was this program developed?

The PAYT program is environmentally friendly, and it helps us reach our goal of reducing the amount of refuse put into Carroll County landfills while increasing the amount of material we recycle. This benefits not only our community but our world as a whole. This special service is only available in the 21784 zip code.

Tell me more about PAYT!

Click the link below for the Environmental Protection Agency's sponsored hand-out.
When will my recycling 
be picked up?

Trash and recycling are collected on the same day.  Recycle as much and as 
often as you can - it's free!