General Recycling Information
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Appliances
See ‘Building Supplies” and www.secondchance.org.

Batteries
Auto batteries must go to Cockeysville BCRRF; rechargeable batteries are collected by MOM’s, Lowes and Home Depot; alkaline batteries can be trashed.

Beds
Goodwill Industries. See www.goodwillches.org for instructions.

Books
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.

Building Supplies
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.

Cell Phone
Verizon accepts drop-offs at all stores or see www.canconnects.org or drop off at the Cockeysville BCRRF.

Computers    
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.

Clothing    
Donation standards vary. Check individually with www.purpleheart.org/, www.clothingdonations.org/, www.goodwillches.org/or www.canconnects.org/.

Clothes Hangers 
Dry cleaners generally accept metal hangers. Plastic hangers can be placed in single stream recycling.

Eye glasses 
Lenscrafters in Towson accepts used good condition glasses.

Food    
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).

Furniture    
Visit the websites for www.goodwillches.org/, www.salvationarmy.org/, www.americanrescueworkers.org and www.canconnects.org/.

Light Bulbs    
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.

Plastic Bags
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.

Styrofoam    
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.