Recyclable Materials

ANTIFREEZE

HoW TO RECYCLE

  1. Collect antifreeze in a clean unbreakable container
  2. Take to recycling site
  3. Pour in designated tank
  4. Take your container with you - leaving it is considered dumping

This item is also accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Events where you can properly dispose of items that are Too Toxic To Trash

oil

BATTERIES

How to recycle / dispose batteries

checkPut dry cell and alkaline batteries into your normal trash. These are often found in flashlights, toys, and appliances.

Which batteries need special disposal?

  • Lithium batteries
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • nickel-cadmium batteries
  • lead acid (vehicle) batteries
  • uninterruptible power supplies (personal & network)
  • tool batteries

Do not dispose of these battery types in your regular trash.

Where can I take batteries for special disposal?

Button, and small and large rechargeable batteries

If the batteries are from yourtake them to this place
homeHousehold Hazardous Waste Event. Or, use the Call2Recycle drop-off locator to find participating retailers.

Bring batteries from your home at no charge.

No limit the number of batteries you may drop off.
business or organization (Small Quantity Generators only)Use the Call2Recycle drop-off locator to find participating retailers.

The safest methods of transporting these batteries are to protect terminals by

  • placing each battery individually into a plastic bag, or
  • taping the ends with masking tape or another non-metallic tape.

When carrying small batteries in your pocket, do not mix them with coins and house keys.

Lead acid/vehicle batteries

We accept lead acid or vehicle batteries from residents,at no charge at our Household Hazardous Waste events and the Flintstones, Oldtown, and Little Orleans Refuse Sites. Penn-Mar Recycling,  accepts batteries at their rear door during business hours.

CANS-Mixed Metal

checkAluminum containers
checkSoda cans 
checkPie Tins (clean)
checkAluminum food trays
checkTin cans
checkCoffee containers
checkCooking oil can
checkSteel cans
checkCanned vegetables
checkSoup cans
checkTuna cans
checkSardine cans
checkPie Tins (clean)
checkAluminum food trays
Cans Recycling Sign

HOW TO RECYCLE

  1. Only food and beverage containers are acceptable
  2. Please rinse cans
  3. Labels OK
  4. Loose aluminum, tin, and steel cans may be placed in the bin together - Do not place bagged items in bin
  5. Please crush large No. 10 cans
  6. Take to recycling site

items not accepted

x_Bags
x_Boxes
x_Other metal items
x_Aluminum foil
x_Aerosol cans
x_Glass
x_Plastic
x_Other bulk metal items
x_Scrap metal

CARDBOARD

checkCorrugated cardboard boxes
checkHeavy-duty shipping boxes
checkPaperboard boxes
checkCereal boxes
checkCracker boxes
checkCake mix boxes
checkBooks - hardback & paperback
checkTelephone book covers
checkGreeting Cards
checkBrown paper bags
checkKraft envelopes
checkManila folder
Cardboard Recycling Sign

HOW TO RECYCLE

  1. Clean dry cardboard 
  2. Tape, labels, and staples OK
  3. Remove any packaging (Styrofoam, plastic air packages) 
  4. Flatten boxes
  5. Take to recycling site
items not acceptedx_Pizza boxes
x_Laminated cardboard containers
x_Bubble lined envelopes
x_Styrofoam packaging or “peanuts”
x_Waxed cardboard boxes
x_Cartons (milk, broth, ice cream)
x_Metal bands
x_Paper cups
x_Plastic packaging and bags

CHRISTMAS TREES

Please remove all tinsel, lights, garland and ornaments before recycling tree. Tree Recycle Christmas

HOW TO RECYCLE

  1. Remove all objects from the tree
  2. Take to County Yard Trim Recycling Site or Seasonal Christmas Tree Drop off site from December 26 - February 1.

items not accepted

x_Tinsel
x_Flocking
x_Lights
x_Garland
x_Ornaments

Seasonal Christmas Tree Drop-off Sites

  • Cumberland: Allegany County Yard Trim Site, North Branch Industrial Park, 11700 PPG Road (off of Maryland Route 51, across from the former PPG Plant): Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Cumberland: Penn-Mar Recycling Center, Riverside Industrial Park, 975 Kelly Road (behind Allegany County Office Complex): dawn to dusk 7 days a week
  •  Flintstone Solid Waste Collection Area, I 68 Exit 62 MD Route 144, 26702 National Pike: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.,   Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Frostburg: baseball field parking lot, Lower Consul Road: dawn to dusk  7 days a week
  • LaVale Lions Field, 1111 Braddock Road: dawn to dusk 7 days a week
  • Little Orleans: Orleans Solid Waste Collection Area, 11306 Orleans Road South: Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Lonaconing: Town of Lonaconing Public Works Department (rear parking area): Jackson Street, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Mount Savage: Mount Savage Recreational Park, Iron Rail Street and Foundry Row (next to recycling bin), dawn to dusk 7 days a week
  • Oldtown: Oldtown Solid Waste Collection Area, 18622 Lower Town Creek Road: Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
  • Westernport: City of Westernport Town Garage, Chestnut Street, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

ELECTRONICS

MANUFACTURER TAKEBACK PROGRAM

Electronic Manufacturers that will recycle my old electronic device for free. Visit https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/LAND/RecyclingandOperationsprogram/Pages/registeredmanu.aspx for the list of manufacturer’s links on how to recycle their electronic device for free.

PENN-MAR

975 Kelly Road, Cumberland, MD, 301-724-1000, open Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm. Accepts electronics, scrap metal, and major appliances from residents and businesses.

ACCEPTED FOR A FEE - customer paysFREE RECYCLING

Televisions - $0.25/lb

Printer

Computer Towers - $5

Computer accessories

Monitors - $10

Small appliances

Microwaves - $5

Household batteries

Laptops - $3

Cellphones

Lightbulbs fluorescent any size- $1

Wires

Freon containing items- $10 (refrigerator,
freezer, air conditioners, dehumidifier)

Twinkle lights

STAPLES

*Limit of seven items can be recycled per customer per day. Store management has the right to refuse to accept items that may pose a health or safety risk. Televisions NOT ACCEPTED.
Guidelines at this link

GOODWILL

Your local Goodwill works with Dell Reconnect accepts any brand of used computer equipment in any condition. We also accept just about anything that can be connected to a computer. You can drop off your items during business hours. NO TV’s
Guidelines at this link

LOWES

All Cellphones regardless of size, make, model or age. We recommend that you remove the personal information on your phone, although it is not required. In the recycling process, the memory on the phones is destroyed and reusable materials are recycled before they are resold. And Rechargeable Batteries under 11-lbs: Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), and Nickel Zinc (Ni-ZN)

ALLEGANY SCRAP

10801 Day Rd SE, Cumberland, MD, 301- 777-2877. Pays customer for Laptops 40¢/lb and Computer towers 10¢/lb

AMAZON.COM/BUYBACK

The Amazon Trade-In program allows customers to receive an Amazon.com Gift Card in exchange for thousands of eligible items including video games, Kindle E-readers, books, and more. The process is easy and convenient with an immediate offer and free shipping.

WALMART.COM/TRADEIN

Visit the link above to find your device and answer a few questions for a FREE offer. Print prepaid shipping label and ship it for free with FedEx Ground. Receive an instant Walmart eGift Card after products are evaluated.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT 

Please complete our Recycling Event Notification Form if you would be interested in being contacted about an upcoming event.

FLUORESCENT BULBS

checkCompact Bulbs (CFL’s)
checkU-Tubes
check4' lamps
check8' lamps

How to RECYCLE

Take to Penn Mar Recycling's  rear door $1.00 per bulb during business hours.

items not accepted

x_Broken bulbs

Broken bulbs must be thrown in the regular trash.

GLASS

checkBeverage bottles
checkJars
checkMason Jars
*Food and beverage containers ONLY

HOW TO RECYCLE

  1. Empty & rinse
  2. Remove lids, caps, and corks
  3. Labels OK
  4. Separate by color
    • Clear
    • Blue & brown
    • Green
  5. Take to recycling site

Clear glass recycling Signitems not acceptedx_Ceramics
x_Corks & caps
x_Mirrors
x_Candle jars
x_Crystal home decor
x_Vases
x_Ash trays
x_Drinking Glasses
x_Window pane/glass
x_Light bulbs
x_Dishes
x_Plates
x_Windshields
x_Milk glass
x_Windshield glass
Brown glass recycling green glass recycling Sign

MAGAZINES

checkGlossy paper
checkMagazines

checkBrochures
checkCatalogs
checkCoupons

HOW TO RECYCLE

  1. Magazines must be clean and dry
  2. Take to recycling site
Magazine Recycling Sign

items not accepted

x_Office paper
x_Thermal printed receipts
x_Carbon paper
x_Paper bags
x_Plastic bags
x_Cardboard

Medicine

MOTOR OIL

checkUsed motor oil
checkDiesel fuel
checkKerosene
checkTransmission fluid
checkHydraulic fluid

This item is also accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Events where we properly dispose of items that are Too Toxic To Trash.
Oil and Antifreeze

HOW TO RECYCLE

  1. Collect motor oil in a clean unbreakable container
  2. Take to recycling site
  3. Pour in designated tank
  4. Take your container with you to reuse or throw away it is not recyclable

items not accepted

x_Gasoline
x_Antifreeze
x_Solvents
x_Brake fluid
x_Oil mixtures
x_Refrigeration oil/vegetable oil.
x_Filters (Drain beforehand)
 

NEWSPAPERS

checkInside of a telephone book- remove cover
checkNewspapers
checkNewspaper coated inserts

Newspaper Recycling Sign

HOW TO RECYCLE

  1. Clean & dry
  2. Leave loose
  3. Phonebooks may be recycled with the newspaper
  4. Take to recycling site

items not accepted

x_Bulk mail
x_Plastic bags
x_Paper bags
x_Magazines
x_Glossy inserts
x_Twine

Office Paper

checkCopier paper
checkNotebook paper
checkBond paper/Letterhead
checkShredded paper (bagged)
checkColored note paper
checkComputer paper
checkNon-windowed envelopes
checkPhotocopy paper
checkWindowed envelopes
checkConstruction paper

HOW TO RECYCLE

  1. Clean dry paper only
  2. No need to shred
  3. Staples, rubber bands and paper clips OK
  4. Take to recycling site
  5. Place clean and dry paper into designated recycling bin
  6. Only shredded paper can in CLEAR PLASTIC bags can be placed in bins

Office Paper Recycling sign
items not accepted

x_Receipts on thermal paper
x_Food wrappers
x_Glossy printed paper
x_Newspaper
x_Paper towels

PAINT

Disposal

Paint can be toxic and dangerous to the environment if not disposed of properly. Follow these steps for safely getting rid of that extra paint that you no longer need.

Latex Paints

Step 1

  • Here's how to dispose of latex paint without taking it to a recycling center.

    Add equal parts cat litter to latex paint in the can. If you have more than a half a can, you can also pour the paint into a lined box or trash can. Then pour in cat litter.

Step 2

  • Stir the cat litter into the paint until it thickens and will not spill. Allow the mixture to sit until it is no longer a liquid.

Step 3 

  • Throw the dried paint in the trash. Make sure to remove the lid.
    Good to Know
    If you don't have much paint left in the can, you can just remove the lid and let the paint dry out on its own. Make sure that it's in a location where small children or pets can't get to it.
    There are also commercial paint hardeners that you can purchase if you prefer not to use cat litter. Just follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Oil-Based Paints & Stains

Oil-based paints are considered hazardous waste and must be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Event to safely dispose of your latex and oil-based paints.

Good to Know

Consider donating your paint to a community center, charity, place of worship, local theater or Habitat for Humanity. They're often working on projects with a limited budget and could use the extra supplies.

PLASTIC BAGS & Wrap

checkRetail bags
checkCarryout bags
checkProduce bags
checkNewspaper bags
checkBread bags
checkDry-cleaning bags
checkZip-top food storage bags
checkPlastic shipping envelopes
checkBubble wrap
checkAir pillows
checkProduct wrap for Bathroom tissue, Water/soda bottles, Paper towels
checkFurniture wrap
checkElectronic wrap
checkPlastic cereal box liners
Plastic Bags Recycling Sign

HOW TO RECYCLE

  1. Clean & dry bags only
  2. Preform the "Stretch Test"
    • If the plastic bag stretches before the plastic breaks, it is recyclable
    • If the plastic bag tears, it is not recyclable
  3. Remove receipts, stickers, if possible
  4. Recycle at drop-off locations 
    1. Allegany County Recycling Center – Kelly Road – Container for Plastic Film in the same area as the Cardboard Recycling, look for the label.
    2. Kohl’s LaVale – Customer Service Desk
    3. Martin’s Market LaVale & Cumberland – Bins in vestibule
    4. WEIS Cresaptown & Frostburg– Take bags to service desk

items not accepted

x_Degradable/compostable bags or film packaging
x_Pre-washed salad mix bags
x_Beverage bags (boxed wine)
x_Frozen food bags
x_Candy bar wrappers
x_Chip bags
x_Six-pack rings


#1 PLASTIC

checkPET Plastic bottles
checkWater bottles
checkSoda bottles - remove lid
checkKetchup
checkPeanut butter jars (scrape clean)
checkBerry clamshell containers
checkPrescription bottles (remove label)

HOW TO RECYCLE

  1. Empty and rinse
  2. Remove lids
  3. Labels OK
  4. Check your number on your bottle
  5. Crush (Optional)
  6. Take to recycling site

1 Plastic Recycling Sign

items not accepted

x_Lids
x_Plastic bags
x_Compostable plastics
x_#2, #3, #4, #5, #6 & #7 Plastics

#2 PLASTic

checkMilk jugs
checkJuice bottle
checkBleach
checkDetergent
 checkHousehold cleaner bottles
checkShampoo bottles;bottles; butter

HOW TO RECYCLE

  1. Empty and rinse
  2. Remove lids & sprayers
  3. Lables OK
  4. Check your number on your bottle
  5. Crush (Optional)
  6. Take to recycling site
2 plastics sign

items not accepted

x_5 gallon Buckets
x_Shopping bags
x_motor oil
x_Bowls
x_Egg carton
x_Plates
x_#1, #3 - #7 Plastic
x_Lids 

TV -Television

TIRES

Cumberland:
Tires are recycled by appointment in Cumberland for $3 per tire no limit to quantity. Tires on rim are accepted. To make arrangements please call a few days ahead of time to the County Recycling Office 301-876-9536.  


Tires are also accepted at the following Refuse Sites: Flintstone, Little Orleans, and Oldtown, during regular hours of operation. A maximum of four tires per day per resident is permitted, and three Trash Stickers  are required for one tire.
We love old tires

There are no scheduled tire recycling events at this time

Please complete our Recycling Event Notification Form if you would be interested in being contacted about an upcoming event.

Yard Trimmings

checkGrass clippings
checkLeaves
checkBrush
checkTree limbs


yard-waste

HOW TO RECYCLE

  1. Check hours of operation
  2. Bring accepted accepted at Allegany County Mulch & Yard Trim Recycling Site 11700 Pittsburgh Plate Glass Rd, Cumberland, MD 21502 
  3. Please unload brush, branches, wood chips in designated area
  4. Please unload grass clippings, leaves and greenery in the designated area
  5. Take any non-accepted items with you.

items not accepted


x_Stumps
x_Food waste
x_Roots
x_Rubble
x_Demolition Wood
x_Pallets
x_Garbage
x_Tires
x_Grass in plastic bags
x_Leaves in plastic bags
x_Railroad ties

Household Hazardous Waste -HHW- Too Toxic to Trash