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Recycling & Environmental Programs

Cecil County's Recycling & Environmental Programs are managed by the Department of Public Works Solid Waste Management Division These programs consist of recycling, source reduction, and special waste programs. Our recycling program was instituted in 1990 after the Maryland Recycling Act was passed which requires all Maryland Counties to recycle a specified amount of their waste.

These programs save valuable landfill space, remove contaminants from the waste stream, generate revenue to support our programs, and assist our Department of Public Works to fulfill its mission to contribute to the health, safety, and quality of life of Cecil County residents. 

Cecil County Solid Waste Management & Recycling Plan

Upcoming Events/ Announcements:

Market Rate for Single Stream Recycling increases to $22.50 February 1, 2016

Link to list of Manufacturers that take back electronics



Next Household Hazardous Waste Day: Spring 2017

NEW! Changes to Electronics Program

NEW! Single Stream Recycling Flyer

Important Information:

Information on Source Reduction

Woodlawn Transfer Station now accepts Scrap Metal !

School Recycling Programs

List of Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Vendors for Businesses

Fee Schedule Scales in Service (7/1/15)

NEW! Fee Schedule Scales in Service (7/1/16)

Proper Medications Disposal Acceptance(.pdf)

NEW! Special Event Recycling Programs (SERP) State Mandate Information:

Fact Sheet for Special Events Organizers

Public Sites that may fall under special events recycling mandate

Recycling Report for Special Events Organizers

Apartment Building & Condominium Recycling (ABCR) State Mandate Information:

Chapter 9 Cecil County Recycling Plan ABCR Program

ABCR Program Guidelines & Plan

ABCR Sample Flyer

ABCR Annual Report Form

Recycling Programs

Curbside Municipal Recycling

Propane Tank Recycling

Bra - Cycling

Proper Sharps Disposal


Recycling Bin Loan Program

Curbside Recycling

Rigid Plastics Recycling

Electronics Recycling

Scrap Metal & Appliances

Eyewear Recycling

Single Stream Recycling

Fluorescent Lamp Recycling

Textile Recycling

Latex Paint


Mercury Thermostat Recycling

Used Motor Oil & Antifreeze

Motor Oil Filters

Vegetable Oil Recycling

Polystyrene Foam Recycling

Vinyl Siding Recycling


Yard Waste

Helpful Forms:

Municipality Recycling

List of Recycling Drop-Off Facilities

MDE Tire Hauler Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Solid Waste Management Disposal Facilities

Central Landfill
758 E. Old Philadelphia Rd., Elkton

7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Monday --Saturday

Stemmer's Run Transfer Station
Stemmer's Run Rd. Earleville
Brush & Metal recycling containers both available during operating hours

8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday ONLY

Woodlawn Transfer Station
off Firetower Road, Colora

8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Tanya M. Adams
Recycling Program Manager
Office: 410.996.6275
E-mail Recycling Questions: tadams@ccgov.org

Recycling Videos:

Click here for a series of Solid Waste & Recycling Videos

A virtual tour of the materials
recycling center:


Go Green at Home for Kids & Adults












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