Recycling in Maryland
The Maryland Recycling Act (MRA) requires all Counties and Baltimore City to recycle 15% or 20% of their municipal solid waste, depending on population. State government (including MDE) is required to recycle 20% of their solid waste. MDE's Recycling Program assists Counties and State agencies in their efforts to divert materials from landfills through various means. These include providing technical assistance and education directly to the Counties, working with other State agencies to increase their volume of materials recycled, and working with the Department of Business and Economic Development and the Maryland Environmental Service to develop markets for recyclable materials.
State, County, and City Contact Information - County/City/State recycling services, drop-off locations, and contact information.
State, County, and City Recycling Rates - Recycling and waste diversion data for Maryland.
Special Projects - Electronics and mercury recycling (including drop-off information), household hazardous waste, composting, green building, construction and demolition, buy recycled, telephone directory and newsprint recycling.
Scrap Tire - Information on licenses, proper disposal, projects, playgrounds, recycled rubber product directory and more.
Recycling at Work and School - How to start a recycling program, locate contractors and find markets for your recyclable materials.
Recycling Market Directory - The Maryland Recycling Directory locates markets for batteries, motor oil, aluminum, wood, textiles, fluorescent lights and much more.
Education and Outreach - Classroom presentations, America Recycles Day, fact sheets, fun facts, activities and web sites for educators and kids.
County Coordinator Resources - (Forms for use by County Coordinators)
State Agency Recycling - Lists agency coordinators, agency recycling rates and newsletters.
> Recycling Makes a Difference - Join a cause with your recycling.