General Recycling Information
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
See “Building Supplies” and www.secondchance.org.
Auto batteries must go to Cockeysville BCRRF; rechargeable batteries are collected by MOM’s, Lowes and Home Depot; alkaline batteries can be trashed.
Goodwill Industries. See www.goodwillches.org for instructions.
Books, phone directories and magazines are accepted in single stream recycling. See: www.bookthing.org, www.goodwillches.org, www.salvationarmy.org, www.baltimorereuse.org or www.freestorebaltimore.org for book reuse.
Appliances, cabinets, lumber, doors, bricks, lighting, doors, tiles, flooring, plumbing, roofing, tools, hardware, garden supplies and windows. See www.loadingdock.org/ or www.housewerksalvage.com/ for reuse.
Verizon accepts drop-offs at all stores or see www.canconnects.org or drop off at the Cockeysville BCRRF.
Electronics are accepted for reuse by many local non-profits including www.goodwillches.org, freestorebaltimore.org/, www.cdmrecycling.org, www.salvationarmy.org/, turtlewings.com. Visits sites for specifics.
Dry cleaners generally accept metal hangers. Plastic hangers can be placed in single stream recycling.
Lenscrafters in Towson accepts used good condition glasses.
Leftover ‘open’ foods from large events can be donated to area charity centers such as www.unitedministries.org/(Earl’s Place) or www.catholiccharities.org/(My Sister’s Place) – call for details. Canned or boxed goods are accepted by www.actconline.org (Assistance Center of Towson Churches) or www.canconnects.org (Community Assistance Center for Baltimore County).
Florescent and CFL bulbs are collected by MOM’s, Lowes and Home Depot stores or can be dropped off at the Cockeysville BCRRF. Incandescent and halogen bulbs may be placed in the trash.
Grocery bags, vegetable bags, bulk goods wraps, dry cleaning bags, clean Ziploc bags and plastic wrap is collected by MOMs, Lowes, HomeDepot, Eddie’s, Graul’s, Fresh Markets and Whole Foods and many other grocers locally.
Drop off clean #6 containers at the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers, 1298 Cronson Blvd., Crofton, MD – see www.epspackaging.org for specifics. Most UPS stores accept clean packing peanuts and bubblewrap.