Commodity - Paper Products, Cans, Glass Jars, Glass Bottles, and Plastic Bottles
Newspapers/Inserts/Computer, White and Colored Paper/Phone Books/Magazines/Junk Mail
Put Newspapers , etc. in a brown bag, plastic tote, or tie with string.
Place Newspapers, etc. on top of/or beside your blue recycling bin.
If it's raining, please hold them until the next pick up day.
Aluminum does not stick to the magnet, Bi-Metal does stick to the magnet
Empty all cans
Metal lids (please push into can and crimp top)
Example: Soft drink, beer, and juice cans, soup, pet food and vegetable cans.
Food and Beverage Jars and Bottles (All colors of glass)
Empty jars and bottles
Lids and caps stay on containers
No need to remove labels
Examples: Soft drinks, beer wine bottles, and spaghetti sauce jars.
Narrow necked bottles
#1 and #2 recycling symbol on the bottom
Lids and caps stay on containers
Examples: Soft drinks, milk jugs, and laundry detergents.
Branches, Leaves, Grass, and Vegetation
Follow Monday Bulk Pick-up procedures.
We do not Accept:
Plastic bags used in delivering papers
Metallic wrapping paper
Waxed Cardboard (Cereal, Pasta, Frozen Food Boxes, etc.)
Call HD Metal at 410-546-1111
No propane tanks
No pots and pans
No aluminum foil
No aluminum furniture or siding
No ceramic or pottery items
No broken glass
No drinking glasses, cups, plates or cookware
No light bulbs
No margarine tubs
No plastic bags or wrap
No pesticide or automotive fluid bottles
No microwave containers
It takes 500,000 trees to supply Americans with one Sunday issue of the newspaper.
Recycling a stack of newspaper four feet tall saves one 40 foot tall pine tree.
By recycling one aluminum can, you save enough energy to run a TV for 4 hours.
74% less air pollution is produced from the manufacture of recycled paper compared to making paper from raw pulp, in addition, it can reduce water use by 60% and energy consumption by 70%.
17 trees are saved each time one ton of paper is recycled.
Please rinse all bins weekly!
Recycling Coordinator, 410-548-3177
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ADDITIONAL RECYCLABLE ITEMS
Window envelopes, brown paper bags, chipped cardboard (cereal boxes, pasta boxes, etc.), non-ferrous metals (aluminum, tin, copper, brass, stainless steel, nickel), vinyl siding, aluminum siding, and lead acid batteries are accepted at HD Metals, 410-546-1111.
White Goods: Appliances, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, and air conditioners, follow the City Bulk Pick-up procedures or deposit at the County Landfill, 410-548-4935.
Used Tires: passenger cars only, are accepted for a small fee, at Anderson Tire Co., 410-749-5570, and Delaware Tire Center, 410-742-2171.
Clothing, crystal, clay pots, ceramics, mirrors, window glass, heat resistant ovenware, furniture, books, drinking glasses and toys are accepted at Goodwill Retail Store, 410-219-9072 and Salvation Army, 410-749-8146.
Automotive parts, copper, aluminum, and brass are accepted at Decker Brothers Recycling, 410-572-5600.
Motor Oil and Anti-Freeze are accepted at the County Landfill, 410-548-4935.
Concrete, brick, some asphalt, and most masonry products are accepted at Modern Industries, 410-742-2851.
Pesticide Container Recycling Program: Call the County Landfill, 410-548-4935.
Plastic Grocery Bags are accepted at Acme, Giant, Super Fresh and Food Lion.
Computers and computer parts: Community Resource Bank, 410-659-0625.
Packaging peanuts are accepted at the Ocean City Recycling Center, 410-524-5356.