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Recycling Centers

The County Operates 3 Recycling Centers: 

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Location (click for map)Phone *Facility Hours
Northern Recycling Center(410) 222-6100Monday-Saturday 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Central Recycling Center(410) 222-6100Monday-Saturday 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Southern Recycling Center(410) 222-6100Monday-Saturday 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
* Customer Service representatives are available Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

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Note: Our Customer Service lines are open weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


Glass Bottles
Anne Arundel County now accepts clean, empty glass food and beverage bottles and jars of any color, shape, or size at all of its recycling centers. Just look for the specially marked recycling dumpster or ask an attendant, then sort the glass into 3 groups (Clear - Brown - Mixed glass (green, blue, yellow, red, etc.)  Click for details.

Note: Customers may continue to place glass bottles and jars with lids and labels into their yellow recycling containers or in the single-stream dumpster at any Recycling Center.



Please Note: Solid waste delivered in a dump truck, flatbed truck, stake body truck, box truck, rental truck or rental trailer, or double-axle trailer will not be accepted at any Recycling Center.  § 13-4-107 of the County Code requires that solid waste delivered in those specific vehicles be charged at the rate of $85/ton.  The Millersville Landfill is the only waste disposal facility that is equipped to weigh trucks, assess fees, and collect payment.

Residential customers are welcome. A maximum of 5 minutes unloading time is allowed for each material.  All customers must be off site 15 minutes after closing.

You must show an Anne Arundel County driver's license and vehicle registration. Your license will verify Anne Arundel County residency, and registration will indicate whether it is a commercial vehicle.

Businesses located within Anne Arundel County may ONLY bring paper, plastic, metal, and glass recyclables to the recycling center free of charge.  List of recyclable items accepted

Trash and yard waste from a business are not permitted.


Material Available to Residents at the Recycling Center

Please Note: Residents must sign and complete a Release of Liability form before obtaining material.

  • Firewood Reuse (Northern & Southern only):  

    Residents may obtain logs suitable for firewood on a first-come, first served basis. Must be loaded by residents. To avoid inconvenience, call the recycling center before making a trip; quantities may vary.

  • Rubble: 

    Is available for County residents and is free on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be loaded by residents. To avoid inconvenience, call the recycling center before making a trip; quantities may vary.