eCycling in MD
Electronics Recycling Resources for Residents of Maryland
MDE's eCycling TV Commercial
| Benefits of eCycling
- Reduce the amount of toxics entering the waste stream (lead, mercury and arsenic)
- Save landfill space
- Conserve natural resources.
- Reduce the rate of electronic waste generated each year (Maryland - 150,000 tons per year)
Maryland's eCycling Legislation
During the 2012 Maryland Legislative Session, Maryland's Electronics Recycling Program was modified. The modified program, becomes effective on October 1, 2012.
Maryland's modified Statewide Electronics Recycling Program (Environment Article, Title 9 Water, Ice and Sanitary Facilities, Subtitle 17 Office of Recycling, Part IV Statewide Electronics Recycling Program) becomes effective on October 1, 2012. Since 2008, the law requires certain electronic manufacturers** to register with the Maryland Department of the Environment and pay a registration fee if they intend to sell covered electronic devices in Maryland. Major changes, in 2012, to the law include: a tiered registration fee based upon the number of covered electronic devices sold in Maryland; and the need to include educational and instructional materials relating to the destruction and sanitization of data from a covered electronic device in order to have an approved takeback program and be eligible for the reduced renewal registration fee. The complete text of HB 879 can be found here.
**Manufacturer means the person that is the brand owner of a Covered Electronic Device sold or offered for sale in the State, by any means, including transactions conducted through sales outlets, catalogs, or the Internet. Covered Electronic Device means a computer or video display device with a screen that is greater than 4 inches measured diagonally. For further details refer to the original text of the Statewide Electronics Recycling Program.
Additional information will be posted on this web page as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact Hilary Miller, Program Manager, Waste Diversion and Utilization Program, or David Mrgich, Chief, Waste Diversion Division, by email or phone at 410-537-3314.
Recycling Resources for Residents of Maryland
Sections "Community eCycling Collection Events", "Permanent Collection Sites for Residents", "Electronics Take Back and Recycling Programs", and "Additional Resources for Residents and Businesses" contain resources availalbe for residents to recycle their old electronic equipment. If needed, please contact your County or MDE for additional help.
Community eCycling Collection Events
Permanent Collection Sites for Residents
Unless otherwise noted, all permanent sites are only open to residents of the County or City listed.
Annapolis, City of
Public Works Operation Center, 935 Spa Rd.
Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Anne Arundel County
Quarantine Road Sanitary Landfill, Northwest Transfer Station, Western Sanitation Yard, Eastern Sanitation Yard, Bowleys Lane, Northwest Sanitation Yard
Monday thru Saturday 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Televisions, computer monitors, desktops, laptops, printers, scanners, dvd and vcr recorders, fax machines, PDAs, tape recorders, keyboards, mouses, external disk drives, computer speakers, modems, remotes and cables.
Baltimore County Resource Recovery Facility
Monday thru Saturday 7 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Accepted items include TVs, VCRs, DVD players, computer monitors, CPUs, mice, keyboards, cell phones, power supplies, laptops, scanners, computer cables and cords, stereos, answering machines, and other home electronics. NO appliances!
See website for locations and times.
Call 410-326-0210 for information.
Computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, computer speakers, CPUs, PDA's power supplies, laptop computers, scanners, computer cables & cords, circuit boards, chips and cards, fax machines.
Monday thru Friday 7 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Saturday 7 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Computer Monitors, Computer Speakers, Televisions (No Consoles), Central Processing Units, Computer Mice Keyboards, Cell Phones, PDA's, Printers, Power Supplies, Laptop Computers, Scanners, Computer Cables and Cords, and Miscellaneous Circuit Boards, Chips and Cards.
Charles County Municipal Landfill (Billingsley Road, Waldorf)
Mon - Sat 7 A.M to 7 P.M.
Computers, monitors, peripherals, TVs, telephones, cell phones & PDAs, printers, copiers, stereos, VCR & DVD players, camcorders, CD players, fax machines, projection equipment, calculators, scanners, electronic typewriters, consumer electronics, electronic toys, and microwaves.
Citizen's Convenience Center at the Frederick County Municipal Landfill
2 sites: Webers & Bumble Bee sites
Monday-Friday 7 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Saturday 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Sunday 12 P.M. to 6 P.M.
Contact: Kimberly Madigan 301-387-0322
Accepted items include: answering machines, computers, copiers, cell phones, CD players, camcorders, cables/cords, calculators, CD burners, DVD players, digital cameras, docking stations, electric typewriters, electric wire, fax machines, game systems, hard drives, keyboard/mouse/peripherals, laptops, monitors, medical electronics, microwaves, network hardware, printers (and ink cartridges), projectors, PDAs, pagers, power supplies, projection equipment, plotters, phone systems, remote controls, servers, speakers, scanners, stereos, software, security equipment, tape players, TVs, telephones, two-way radios, tape drives, UPS systems, VCRs, zip drives.
Greenbelt, City of
4 Collection events per year
Harford Waste Disposal Center (Scarboro Landfill)
Computers and peripherals, monitors only (No TVs)
Alpha Ridge Landfill
Computers and peripherals, monitors, and TVs.
Nicholson Drop-off Center (23750 Larney Nick Rd., Chestertown)
Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm.
Saturday 8 am to 2 pm.
Materials accepted: computer processors & accessories, monitors, keyboards, printers, network equipment, wire, fax machines, circuit boards, hard drives, external disc drives, scanners, mice, cords, cables, laptops, speakers.
Shady Grove Transfer Station
Computers and peripherals, CD players, cell phones, calculators, camcorders, consumer electronics, copiers, cords & cables, digital cameras, DVD players, electronic toys, electric typewriters, fax machines, microwave ovens, monitors, PDAs, printers, projection equipment, scanners, small electric appliances, stereos & speakers, telephones, TVs, VCR players. Please recycle all large appliances with electronic components at our scrap metal recycling site which is located near the office trailer. Commercial quantities are not accepted. Large institutions wishing to recycle TVs can make other arrangements with the County.
Prince George’s County
Brown Station Road Landfill
Computers & peripherals, monitors, fax machines, cell phones, radios, stereos, TVs (non-console), scanners, copiers, pagers, VCRs
St. Mary's County
Salisbury, City of
Curbside collection event in January of each year
Forty West Landfill
Small fee applies, call for details.
Newland Park Landfill
(Monday - Friday)
Central Site Landfill
Computers & peripherals, monitors, TVs, scanners, radios, steros, and cell phones
(see also: "Community eCycling Collection Events", "Electronics Take Back and Recycling Programs", and "Additional Resources for Residents and Businesses")
Electronics Take Back and Recycling Programs
See "List of Registered Electronic Manufacturers" for electronic recycling programs of Maryland registered manufacturers. Others include:
Best Buy - Select Best Buy stores in Maryland have take back programs and drop-off boxes located in the store.
Samsung Electronics Company
(see also: "Community eCycling Collection Events", "Permanent Collection Sites for Residents", and "Additional Resources for Residents and Businesses")
Additional Resources for Residents and Businesses
Inclusion on this list does not constitute endorsement by MDE. Please be sure to contact the company for clarification about the information provided and the services offered.
Cell Phone Recycling
Digital TV Transition
Electronics Recycling and Reuse Companies
Electronics Recycling Workgroup Report
Plug-In To eCycling-Recycle Your Cell Phone
Region 3 eCycling Final Report
The Green Guide to Recycling Appliances & Electronics
Living Green: A Guide to Recycling Electronics
(see also: "Community eCycling Collection Events", "Permanent Collection Sites for Residents", and "Electronics Take Back and Recycling Programs")
For more information on eCycling in Maryland, email David Mrgich at Dave.Mrgich@maryland.gov