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 5 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 or at 443-934-4128.
**Delivery of the following products is not available at this time.  All purchasers must haul their own material.



Prime Logs

Logs are thoroughly metal-detected. Graded and Scaled.
Board foot unit pricing based on quarterly timber market reports.


Log Seconds

$.30/board foot. Variety of species.


Log Thirds

Damaged, dead and rotten logs.
$1 per 10 tons
purchaser must load and haul.


Wood Chips

Camp Small staff will load material up to 10 cubic yards per customer.  For orders over 10 cubic 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


$1 per 100 yards
purchaser must load and haul.


**All prices subject to change


Qualified Purchasers List

Anyone interested in participating in the Camp Small log auctions must complete this form. Registrants will receive notifications of all upcoming log auctions.


    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.