Tolson Rubble Landfill

The Tol​son Rubble Landfill is located on a 199.5-acre site at the end of Capital Raceway Road in Crofton, Maryland (39.045 N, 76.706 W). In addition to the landfilling of construction and ​demolition (rubble) debris, activities at the site include surface mining, natural wood waste recycling, and composting.

Factsheet - Tolson & Associates Rubble Landfill​ (Sept 2019)

2021-06-AA-TolsonRLF_VE-Factsheet.pdfFactsheet - Tolson & Associates Rubble Landfill Vertical Expansion (May 2021)

Photo: Tolson Rubble Landfill liner system
Photo: A view of the protective liner and leachate collection system of Cell 1A of the Tolson Rubble Landfill on December 8, 2016. 

Solid Waste

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Solid Waste Program issued Refuse Disposal Permit 2003-WRF-0580 in 2014 for a construction and demolition debris landfill in Crofton, Anne Arundel County.  The permit requires the facility to meet all applicable environmental laws and regulations for disposal of construction and demolition debris. The permit became effective on November 24, 2014.   The permittee is Tolson & Associates, LLC, 24012 Frederick Road, Suite 200, Clarksburg MD  20871.

Special Exception to Zoning Regulations - Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals (December 1993)

Refuse Disposal Permit Application - Rubble Landfill (July 2002)

Notice of Final Determination (November 2014)

Refuse Disposal Permit No. 2003-WRF-0580 (November 2014)

Refuse Disposal Permit Application for Expanded Landfill

In accordance with Sections 1-601, 1-602, 1-604, and 9-209 of the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has made a Tentative Determination to approve a Refuse Disposal Permit Application submitted by Tolson & Associates,LLC for the proposed vertical expansion of the Tolson & Associate Rubble Landfill located at the end of Capitol Raceway Road, Crofton in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The proposed vertical expansion will occur within the footprint of the existing landfill and will increase the maximum permitted elevation of the landfill within the limits of the County’s local zoning approval, to provide a more efficient use of the airspace that allows an increased overall capacity from 230 feet above mean sea level (amsl) to 244 feet amsl. Tolson & Associates Rubble Landfill is a non-hazardous solid waste acceptance facility that accepts land clearing debris and construction and demolition debris for disposal and recycling. For more information on this site see the Tolson Rubble Landfill page.


Pursuant to the Environment Article, Sections 1-601 and 1-603, Annotated Code of Maryland, a Virtual Informational Meeting and Public Hearing have been scheduled for interested citizens to obtain information about the permit renewal and MDE’s Tentative Determination. To provide an opportunity for interested citizens to obtain information about the proposed vertical expansion of the existing landfill and MDE’s Tentative Determination, a virtual Informational Meeting and Public Hearing will be held in accordance with Executive Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland No. 21-03-09-03, scheduled for Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. In order to view or participate in the Virtual Informational Meeting and Public Hearing, a participant must register using the following link:

Once registered, directions to participate online or by phone will be electronically forwarded to the email provided. Participants using a computer or mobile device to participate in the online public meeting will have the opportunity to submit comments online. Phone-only participants will not have the ability to ask questions or comment during the meeting; however, questions and comments may be sent to Mr. Samuel Ogbogu via e-mail to at samuel. or by phone at 410-537-3315. Questions and comments must be received by June 25, 2021, in order to be read at the Virtual Informational Meeting and Public Hearing.​

The permit application, and supporting documents and draft permit will be available for review after May 28, 2021, on the Tolson Rubble Landfill page. Hard copies will be available for public review at the Crofton Community Library Branch of the Anne Arundel County Library System located at 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton, Maryland 21114.

Written comments regarding the application may be submitted to Ms. Kaley Laleker, Director, Land and Materials Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 610, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 within 30 days of the publication of this Tentative Determination.

Phase I Report - Tolson Rubble Landfill (May 2019)


Samuel Ogbogu: (410) 537-3315

Air Quality

Air Quality Permit to Construct Application 

Tolson and Associates Rubble Landfill applied to install a waste concrete crushing and screening plant to their existing landfill operations.  The plant will be used to crush waste concrete for Tolson's concrete recycling operation. The crushing and screening plant will have a maximum operating capacity of 200 tons per hour and consist of the following equipment:

  • One (1) primary jaw crusher (Metso LT106);
  • One (1) secondary cone crusher (Metso LT1213);
  • One (1) Metso, 2-deck, 5’x16’ scalping screen;
  • One (1) Metso, 2-deck, 18’x5’ screen;
  • Seventeen (17) conveyors;
  • Two (2) Tier III, 100 hp diesel engines
  • One (1) Tier IVi, 252 hp diesel mobile generator;
  • One  (1) Tier IIIB/Tier IVi, 415 hp diesel engine
  • One (1) Tier II, 300 hp diesel engine;
  • Three (3) feeders;
  • One (1) hopper; and
  • Wet suppression systems for fugitive dust suppression systems for fugitive dust control.

The Department's Air and Radiation Management Administration has made a final determination to issue a Permit-to-Construct to Tolson and Associates, LLC for the project located at 1451 Capitol Raceway Road in Crofton, Maryland. More information on the final determination can be found in the documents below:

Final Determination Concerning a Permit-to-Construct (January 2020)

Notice of a Final Determination Regarding a Permit-to-Construct (January 2020)

Letter to Concern Citizens Regarding the Permit-to-Construct (January 2020)

Response to Comments Regarding the Permit-to-Construct (January 2020)

Below are earlier documents regarding the permit application: 

Tentative Determination / Fact Sheet - Permit-to-Construct (March 2019)

Draft Permit No. 003-1655-6-1252 - Permit-to-Construct (March 2019)

Tolson & Associates, LLC Concrete Crusher Presentation​

Application for Processing/Manufacturing Equipment - Permit-to-Construct (November 2018)


MDE's Mining Program has issued Surface Mining Permit No. 78-SP-0087-J to Tolson & Associates, LLC for the surface mine known as Cunningham Pit. The permit area shall not exceed 181.468 acres. To minimize the effects of mining on the environment, provide proper land reclamation, and ensure public safety, a permit is required to conduct surface mining.​

Surface Mine Permit No. 78-SP-0087-J​ (January 2​018)


MDE's Wastewater Permits Program issued registration No. 15MM-9709 on November 27, 2017, for coverage of the facility under General Discharge Permit 15MM. General Discharge Permit 15MM covers discharges from mineral mines, quarries, borrow pits, and concrete and asphalt plants.

General Discharge Permit 15MM Registration No. 15MM9709 (November 2017)

Resource Management

MDE's Resource Management Program issued General Composting Facility Registration No. 2018-GCF-0018 for the Tolson & Associates, LLC facility located at the end of Capitol Raceway Road.  The registration under the General Composting Facility Permit (GP-CF01) was effective February 20, 2018.

General Composting Facility Registration Certificate 2018-GCF-0018 (February 2018)

The Resource Management Program has also issued Secondary Scrap Tire Collection Facility License No. 2017-RSC-10701 to Tolson and Associates, LLC for the property at 1451 Capitol Raceway Road. This scrap tire license authorizes the accumulation of no more than 1,500 scrap tires, effective March 2, 2017.

Secondary Scrap Tire Collection Facility License 2017-RSC-10701 (March 2017)​

​Contact Us

Solid Waste Program, Land and Materials Administration
Maryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Blvd., Ste. 605
Baltimore MD  21230-1719
Phone: 410-537-3315
Fax: 410-537-3842​

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