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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 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

 

eCycling Collection Events occur throughout the year in many different Counties.  Listed below are special eCycling events that have been reported to MDE by Maryland jurisdictions.  Upcoming special events include:



(See also:  "Permanent Collection Sites for Residents", "Electronics Take Back and Recycling Programs", and "Additional Resources for Residents and Businesses")

 

Permanent Collection Sites for Residents 
Unless otherwise noted, all permanent sites are only open to residents of the County or City listed.

Allegany County
301-777-5933

Annapolis, City of
Public Works Operation Center, 935 Spa Rd.
Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Website

Anne Arundel County
410-222-7951
Website

Baltimore City
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.
410-396-8450
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.
Website

Baltimore County
Baltimore County Resource Recovery Facility
Monday thru Saturday 7 A.M. to 4 P.M.
410-887-2000
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!
Website

Calvert County
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.

Carroll County
Northern Landfill
Monday thru Friday 7 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Saturday 7 A.M. to 3 P.M.
410-386-2633
Computer Speakers, 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.

Cecil County
410-996-6275

Charles County
Charles County Municipal Landfill (Billingsley Road, Waldorf)
Mon - Sat 7 A.M to 7 P.M.
301-932-3599
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.

Frederick County
Citizen's Convenience Center at the Frederick County Municipal Landfill
301-696-2985
Website

Garrett County
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
240-542-2153
4 Collection events per year

Harford County
Harford Waste Disposal Center (Scarboro Landfill)
410-638-3417
Computers and peripherals, monitors only (No TVs)

Howard County
Alpha Ridge Landfill
410-313-7678
Computers and peripherals, monitors, and TVs.

Midshore Counties (Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne's, Talbot)
See website for locations and times.
Call 1-800-473-2925 for information.

Montgomery County
Shady Grove Transfer Station
240-777-6410
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
301-883-5045
Computers & peripherals, monitors, fax machines, cell phones, radios, stereos, TVs (non-console), scanners, copiers, pagers, VCRs

St. Mary's County
301-863-8400

Salisbury, City of
410-548-3177
Curbside collection event in January of each year

Somerset County
See website for locations and times.

Washington County
Forty West Landfill
240-313-2796
Small fee applies, call for details.

Wicomico County

Newland Park Landfill
410-548-4935
(Monday - Friday)

Worcester County
Central Site Landfill
410-632-3177
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:

Apple
Best Buy - Select Best Buy stores in Maryland have take back programs and drop-off boxes located in the store.
Canon
Epson
IBM
IntelLexmark 
Nextel
Nokia
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 
Factsheets
EPA eCycling
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


News Articles

(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