The Camp Small Zero Waste Initiative

Camp Small is the wood waste collection yard run by the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. The 12 acre site is located in the Jones Falls Valley just north of Cold Spring Lane. Every day, City crews and contractors bring logs, chips, and brush to the site for processing.  In early 2016, the Rec & Parks Forestry Division, in collaboration with the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, began the Camp Small Zero Waste initiative in an effort to sort and distribute the variety of wood products at the site.

Now, Baltimore City residents and businesses can purchase the following wood products right from Camp Small. Anyone interested in doing this should contact Shaun Preston, Camp Small Yard Master at shaun.preston@baltimorecity.gov or at 443-934-4128.
**Delivery of the following products is not available at this time.  All purchasers must haul their own material.

Note: Saw logs will be available for purchase through online auctions. In-person viewings will be held at Camp Small before auctions. Interested parties must fill out the below form to be eligible to participate in log auctions, and receive notifications of when auctions will be held. All other products listed below are available for purchase at Camp Small Thursdays and Fridays from 3pm to 5pm except government holidays.

Saw Logs

Logs greater than 9″ in diameter and 8 1/2′ in length are sorted and auctioned in lots on a regular basis. All logs are thoroughly metal-detected and sorted by grade, size, and/or species.  In order to be notified of auction dates and participate in the auctions, interested parties must get on the Qualified Purchasers List by filling out the following form:

    By checking the box above, I certify that I am able to remove from Camp Small any logs or other wood or soil products I purchase at Camp Small within two days of my purchase.

Compost

For a limited time only, Camp Small has several thousand cubic yards of high quality compost material available. Camp Small staff will load material up to 10 yards per customer.  For orders over 10 yards, purchasers must load themselves with their own equipment.

1-10 cubic yards: $25/yard (Available starting September 1, 2016)
11-50 cubic yards: $18/yard
50+ cubic yards: $12/yard

Wood Chips

Camp Small staff will load material up to 10 yards per customer.  For orders over 10 yards, purchasers must load themselves with their own equipment.

1-10 cubic yards: $10/yard (Available starting September 1, 2016)
11-50 cubic yards: $1/yard
50+ cubic yards: $0.25/yard

Log Seconds

$.30/board foot. Variety of species.

Brush

$1 per 100 yards

Waste Logs

$1 per 100 yards

**All prices subject to change