Local Household Hazardous Materials (HHW) Collection Programs

The Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article § 9-1801, defines Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any waste material, including garbage or trash, derived from a household that would be listed as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act but for the fact that the waste is derived from a household.  Household hazardous waste may include:  agricultural chemicals, cleaning agents and solvents, paint, pesticides, and preservatives.

Maryland does not regulate HHW as hazardous waste and Federal law allows for the disposal of HHW in household trash.  However, due to the potential of HHW to cause physical injury, contaminate septic tanks or wastewater treatment systems, and present hazards to children and pets, MDE recommends the proper recycling/disposal of HHW materials at local HHW collection programs.

Many Maryland counties have programs in place to collect HHW such as mercury, paint, paint thinner, pesticides, herbicides, batteries, and to a lesser extent medications.  The chart below shows the counties, names of contacts and current status of these programs. Some counties have HHW days only once a year so contact your county to find out when the next collection day is and ask what materials they will accept.  For additional information on battery recycling, please see the battery recycling resources section at the bottom of this page.

Announcements

Anne Arundel County HHW Events (various dates)

Baltimore City HHW Events 2021 (various dates)

Charles County HHW Events (various dates) 



County Contact Status
Allegany​​ 301-676-9563 Collects antifreeze and oil all year. Biannual HHW day events (See county website for any upcoming date.)
Anne Arundel 410-222-7951

Residents only, 6 days/yr. (April thru Oct) Oil, Antifreeze, electronics and latex paint collected year round.

Baltimore City 410-396-4511 HHW events occur the firsr consecutive Friday and Saturdsy of the month April to October at 2840 Sisson Street. Baltimore City residents only.Motor oil accepted year round at 5 drop-off centers.
Baltimore County Nick Rodricks
443-377-8591
Residents only. Year-round HHW collection at Central Acceptance Facility.
Calvert

410-326-0210

Residents only. Events scheduled throughout the year. Motor Oil, Motor Oil Filters and Anti-Freeze accepted at Convenience Centers and Appeal Landfill throughout the year.
Caroline
410-479-4040 Biannual (Spring-Fall); Mid-Shore Program*

Carroll

410-386-4550
410-926-2510
Oil, antifreeze, and electronics collected year round.  Household Hazardous Waste Events Biannial (Spring and Fall)

Cecil

Tanya Adams
410-996-6275

Oil and antifreeze only accepted

Biannual HHW day events

Charles

 Meg Romero
301-932-3440
1st Saturday of each month, 9am-3pm.

Dorchester

John Cooney
443-477-3279
Oil and antifreeze only accepted
Frederick Administration
301-600-1848
Biannual (Spring-Fall) 
Garrett
Kimberly Madigan
301-387-0322
Oil and antifreeze accepted all year.
Harford

Wendy Doring

410-638-3417

Quarterly HHW for residents only. Collects Oil, Gas, and Antifreeze year round. Pesticide container recycling held quarterly on site in conjunction with Maryland Dep. of Agriculture.

Howard

Alan Wilcom
410-313-6444
April thru Nov, Sat. only, Alpha Ridge Landfill

Kent

Marty Holden
410-778-7448
Biannual (Spring-Fall); Mid-Shore Program*
Montgomery Dan Rogers
240-777-0311
Shady Grove Transfer Station, Open 7 days/week; 9am to 5pm Monday-Saturday for residents and 1pm-5pm on Wednesdays for Businesses.
Prince George’s Disposal Section
301-952-7625
Year round @ Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill on Thurs, Fri. & Sat.

Queen Anne’s

Connie Toulson

410-758-2697

Biannual (Spring-Fall); Mid-Shore Program*
St. Mary’s Nicholas Zurkan
301-475-4200 x3550
2 HHW collection events per year in late Summer & early Fall at St. Andrews Landfill.

Somerset

Charles Cavanaugh
410-651-9641
Oil and antifreeze only accepted at the convience centers

Talbot

Derick Brummell
410-770-8170
Biannual (Spring-Fall); Mid-Shore Program*

Washington

Anthony Drury
240-313-2796

Antifreeze, oil, and rechargable batteries only accepted all year .

Wicomico

David Candy

410-548-4935

Oil & antifreeze only collected

Worcester

Mike McClung​
410-632-3177
Annual HHW, Residents only. Oil and Antifreeze all year round.
*MID-SHORE

 Program
(Caroline, Kent, Talbot, & Queen Anne’s)
Richard Turnbell
443-685-4073 
Biannual (Spring-Fall). Oil and antifreeze all year.
MD Department of Agriculture Robert Hofstetter
410-841-5710
MDA Pesticide Collection Program for small businesses


Battery Recycling Resources

EPA's Battery Recycling Resources (These webpages contain information on the safe disposal and recycling of lithium-ion batteries for consumers, businesses, workers, and transporters, and management recommendations for single use, rechargeable, and automotive batteries that may be found in the home).



Additional Information

 

For more information, contact The Resource Management Program at 410-537-3314

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