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The Bureau of Waste Management Services provides recycling containers and compost bins for residents to utilize.  

Please note that you do not need a yellow recycling container to recycle in Anne Arundel County; you can use any container that works best for you, just be sure to mark it with an "X" on all sides and please make sure the loaded container does not weigh more than 40 pounds.

How to Obtain?

Compost bins are available for pickup-only by residential curbside customers at the Central Recycling Center, Southern Recycling Center, and the Recycling and Waste Reduction Division office (restricted access-must call ahead); delivery is not available.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Recycling Division office is closed to the public. Residents MUST call 410-222-7951 in advance for curbside pickup instructions. 

Anne Arundel County provides compost bins, recycling containers, and carts to its residential curbside customers.  Distribution of wheeled recycling carts is limited to one per household.  Cart deliveries and repairs (broken lid or wheels) can be requested online or by phone.

County residents can also obtain a free 32-gallon or 18-gallon recycling container (limited availability for both) by calling 410-222-6100.  These containers have been reclaimed, and although they are not "new" they are in good condition.  Note:  Residents seeking a yellow recycling container must submit proof of Anne Arundel County residency.

If you have an old 18-gallon bin or 32-gallon container that you would like to trade-in, you may return it to any Recycling Center or call 410-222-6100 for options.   



Learn how you can attach wheels to your recycling container with items from your local hardware store.

Request Online

Please fill out the form in the "Report" tab.  Select "Request or Repair a Recycling Cart" as the Category.

Compost bins are available for pickup-only at the Central Recycling Center, Southern Recycling Center, and the Recycling and Waste Reduction Division office; delivery is not available.


Request Using Mobile App

You can submit concerns that you encounter in Anne Arundel County from your mobile device.  

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389 Burns Crossing Road
Severn, MD 21144
(410) 222-6100
100 Dover Road North East
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
(410) 222-6100
5400 Nutwell Sudley Road
Deale, MD 20751
(410) 222-6100