Full list of Materials Accepted
|Water and Sewer||410-535-1600, ext. 2554|
|General Services||410-535-1600, ext. 2327|
|Residential Material||Category||Items||Drop-Off Locations|
residential bagged trash
Residential Indoor Furniture
sofas/couches, love seats, indoor chairs, indoor tables, mattresses/box springs, bed frames, dressers, desks, etc.
|Trash||Bulk Trash||residential outdoor/patio furniture, picnic tables (current tip fee applies)|
doors, carpeting/flooring materials, wallboard, lumber, masonry materials, windows, plumbing, sinks/toilets, bathtubs/showers, kitchen/bathroom cabinets, counter tops, roofing materials, other building materials (current tip fee applies)
|Trash||Dirt and Soils||dirt or soil - contaminated or uncontaminated (current tip fee applies)|
|Trash||Latex Paint||latex paint is a water-based (can be cleaned up with soap and water)|
1. Open can in a safe, ventilated place.
2. If there is a little bit of paint, allow it to dry solid.
3. If there is a larger amount of paint, mix in dirt, sand, or kitty litter into the paint and allow it to thicken.
4. Secure lid on the can and dispose of it in household waste.
Note: Oil-based paints are hazardous waste and can be disposed of at household hazardous waste events.
|Trash||Plastic Film Products (bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, boat wrap, etc.)||The Calvert County Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division recommends residents to reuse and reduce the usage of disposable plastic bags as the County’s current contractor can no longer recycle plastic film products (grocery bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, etc.) due to market changes. Residents may recycle plastic grocery bags at local stores offering plastic bag recycling. Plastic film products cannot be commingled with glass or plastic bottles and metal cans at convenience centers. No disposal fee for residents.|
|Trash||Camper Trailer||tow behind only; must be free of all loose trash (current tip fee applies)|
|Trash||Mixed loads||household trash and/or recyclables are mixed with chargeable items (current tip fee applies)|
|Trash||Animal Carcasses||deer, livestock, etc. (current tip fee applies)|
|Trash||Boats||wood and fiberglass boats - remove fuel tanks, oil, batteries, motor (current tip fee applies)|
Plastic/Glass/Metal Containers (PDF)
glass and plastic bottles and food-grade containers
Do not recycle drinking glasses, window glass, dishes, mirrors, ceramics, plastic bags, Styrofoam, aerosol cans, plastic bags, plastic wrap, bubble wrap (or any type of plastic film product).
newspaper, office paper, school paper, cardboard, junk mail, magazines, books (hard and soft covers), telephone books, shredded paper, milk/juice cartons, aseptic beverage cartons (juice boxes)
Do not recycle waxed paper products, used paper plates, used paper cups, used paper napkins and tissues and fresh pizza boxes.
televisions, computers, multi-function printers, keyboards/mice, monitors, fax machines, scanners and copiers, stereos, DVD and VCR players/recorders, cable and satellite systems, video cameras
automotive batteries, button batteries, rechargeable batteries
Single-use household batteries are not recyclable in Calvert County.
|Recyclables||Rigid Plastic||plastic laundry baskets, plastic storage containers, plastic buckets, large plastic toys, large plastic play sets, plastic lawn furniture, plastic trash cans, milk crates, etc.|
Please remove any non-plastic parts before recycling.
inkjet, laser, copier
clothing, towels, stuffed animals, bedding, linens, curtains, tablecloths, fabric scraps, belts, shoes, purses/handbags
antifreeze, motor oil, oil filters
bicycles, grills (no tanks or fuel), water tanks, exercise equipment, desks, stoves, washers and dryers, lawn mowers (no fuel or oil), pipes, plumbing, ductwork, tubs and sinks, siding
Please remove any battery in a metal product before recycling the metal. See an attendant about the battery.
refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers ($10.00 fee per appliance, cash or check only)
leaves, bushes, branches (6’ long) (current tip fee applies)
Light-bulbs (PDF) (residential)
compact fluorescent lights, fluorescent light tubes, incandescent light bulbs, mercury vapor lamps, fluorescent light ballasts
acids, adhesives/glues/epoxy, ammonia, auto/floor care products, brake and power steering fluids, drain cleaner, gasoline, explosives (ammunition, fireworks, flares), fertilizers, oil-based paints,
|Recyclables||Tanks and Cylinders||Propane Tanks - larger than one pound ($5.00 fee per tank), Appeal Landfill only|
Gas Cylinders - oxygen, fire extinguishers, carbon dioxide, acetylene, etc. ($8.00 fee per cylinder), Appeal Landfill only
Propane Tanks - one pound (no fee for residents), County Convenience Centers
Helium Tanks - (no fee for residents), up to 20 lbs., County Convenience Centers
|Recyclables||Tires||Tires (of all sizes) on or off rim; (fee at the current rate)|
|Recyclables||Shells||Oyster, clam and mussel shells (just shells)|
Shells are collected and put back into the water to provide the best foundation for oyster spat (baby oysters) to grown on.
|Recyclables||X-rays and MRI Film|