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Recycling is picked up at curbside by your trash collector and brought to the Harford County Recycling Transfer Station located at the Harford Waste Disposal Center where they are loaded onto tractor trailers and transported to a processing facility in Baltimore County. The segregated material is then sent to secondary market vendors who process the material into re-usable products. Plastic is used to manufacture new containers, carpeting, and fleece clothing. Paper is used to make newsprint. Cardboard is used to make new cardboard and other packaging material. Glass is used to make new glass containers and fiberglass insulation. Aluminum cans are used to make new aluminum cans. Tin cans are used to make new steel products.
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Please contact your trash collector for the pick up day of your address. Most residents will continue with the same collection day as previously. The residential trash collectors in Harford County are:
Bartenfelder Sanitation Services, 410-420-9220
GFL Environmental, 410-457-0404
Harford County Trash Services, 443-841-6253
Republic Services, 800-284-7056
Note: Harford County licenses, but does not endorse, trash collectors. If you encounter a firm not on the list above, please contact Harford County’s Solid Waste Management at 410-638-3637.
Maryland law requires that all apartment and condominium communities with 10 or more units provide a recycling program for residents. For more information, please contact the Office of Recycling at 410-638-3417 or email email@example.com.
Your trash collector is also picking up your recycling. Phone numbers of the major trash collectors in the County are:
Harford Trash Services, Inc., 443-752-0784
Republic Services, 800-284-7056
Waste Industries, a GFL Company, 410-457-0404
Note: Harford County licenses, but does not endorse, trash collectors. If you encounter a firm not on the list above, please contact Harford County's Solid Waste Management at 410-638-3637.
They accept all recyclable materials free of charge, Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Also accepted for recycling at the Disposal Center are clothing and textiles, computers, scrap metal, motor oil and antifreeze, ink jet cartridges, used propane cylinders, and wet cell batteries.
Clean newspapers, magazines, & catalogs, junk mail, envelopes (plastic windows okay), phone books, hardback & paperback books, office paper (writing, copy, computer, letterhead, NCR), cardstock/greeting cards, paper bags, paperboard boxes (cereal, frozen food, shoe, etc.), corrugated cardboard, milk, juice, and ice cream cartons and boxes, bottles & jugs (milk, water, detergent, salad dressing, cooking oil, shampoo, spray products, etc.), wide-mouth containers (margarine, yogurt, peanut butter, etc.), disposable plastic cups, plastic toys, plastic lawn furniture, plastic coolers, plastic buckets, trash cans, laundry baskets, flower & nursery pots, aluminum & steel/tin cans (drink, food, & pet food), EMPTY aerosol cans (except pesticide and spray paint), aluminum foil, aluminum foil bake ware, glass, food, & beverage bottles & jars (any color)
No. Yard trimmings (grass clippings, limbs, branches, bushes, leaves) must be brought to either the Harford Waste Disposal Center at the Mulch and Compost Facility, Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., free of charge. Or, the former Tollgate Landfill drop off site, December - March Saturdays only; April - November Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m at 703 North Tollgate Road Bel Air, MD 21014
Coroplast (corrugated polypropylene) signs are not accepted for single stream recycling and should be disposed with the trash.