Recycling Centers

The Bureau is responsible for the operation of three County Recycling Centers that are available for use by residents throughout the County. Recycling Centers provide County residents with additional resources to recycle beyond the curb.

General Information

Solid waste delivered in a rental vehicle, dump truck, flatbed truck, stake body truck, box truck, rental trailer, or double-axle trailer will not be accepted at any Recycling Center. ยง 13-4-107 of the County Code requires that solid waste delivered in those specific vehicles be charged as listed within the Fee Schedule

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.

Recycling Center Locations

Live Camera View

Customer Service representatives are available Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Northern Recycling Center

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Central Recycling Center

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Southern Recycling Center

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Not Accepted at Curbside or at any County Facility

Warning! Items Not Accepted

These items are NOT ACCEPTED at curbside or at any County Facility. Open link to view a list of items not accepted. 

Glass Bottles

Glass Bottles Accepted at Recycling Centers

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.) 

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.

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.