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Trouble-Free Recycling Tips

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Items Accepted for Recycling

Sort recyclables into two types:


1.      Put all paper, plastic, metal and glass  together in the same container(s).

2.      Yard waste should be set out separately. If not containerized, branches must be tied into bundles
         (not to exceed 4 ft/4" diameter).

  • Do not use a County issued yellow container for yard waste. Use another type of durable, reusable container that works best for you, marked with large "X's" visible to the collection crew.  The "X" lets the collection crew know it’s recycling.
  • Recycle every week so your recycling containers won't be too heavy for you or the collectors. (Loaded containers cannot weigh more than 40 lbs. each.) This does not apply to residents using the County issued yellow 65 gallon cart.
  • Use containers that one person can lift from the curb to the recycling truck. Containers must have handles.
  • There is no limit on the amount of recyclables you can put out for collection.
  • Keep your yard and street clean by securing papers and plastic bottles in their containers so they won’t blow around before the recycling truck arrives.
  • If paper gets wet, it’s okay - We can still recycle it.
  • When recycling shredded paper, put in a paper bag and staple shut. Include it with your other recycling on your collection day.

You may pick up a yellow container at the following locations:

 Central Recycling Center: 389 Burns Crossing Road; Severn, MD 21144

 Northern Recycling Center: 100 Dover Road; Glen Burnie, MD 21060

 Southern Recycling Center: 5400 Nutwell Sudley Road, Deale, MD 20751



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