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Recycling Appliances and E- Waste Properly at Your Maryland Property
Responsible property maintenance includes not just replacing broken, outdated, or expired appliances and electronics, but making sure they are disposed of in a responsible manner.
Your property’s electrical items and appliances can take a beating and have a limited lifespan. It is important to understand when it is time to replace them but just as important to know the required manner to dispose of them.
Upgrading appliances regularly typically saves you on electrical costs, as they get more energy efficient with each newer model. Recycling these appliances and electronics are equally as important, as recycling cuts down on excessive waste and invests in environmental preservation efforts.
Elements within electronics such as lead, and mercury can be harmful to the environment if disposed inappropriately. These elements can be found in things like newer television models, computers, fax machines and more. There are many government-run recycling programs and several other options when it comes to disposing of your electrical waste.
This directory can help connect property managers with recyclers operating in Maryland who can make it easier to dispose of your electrical junk properly. The State of Maryland encourages residents and businesses to recycle their old electronics property or give them a new life by donating them.
- Montgomery County offers disposal and recycling at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. Drop-off is open daily for a list of accepted electronics.
- Anne Arundel County offers disposal for everything from holiday string lights to power supplies and printers.
- Baltimore County suggests contacting electronics manufacturers or retailers for take-back or recycling programs. The county hosts household electronics recycling at three county drop-off facilities.
- Carroll County has a list of acceptable items for its Northern Landfill’s Recycling Center.
- Harford County offers an electronics recycling program Monday through Friday.
- In Howard County businesses are limited to 10 electronics recycling items per at the Alpha Ridge Landfill.
- In Prince George’s County, businesses are encouraged to dial 311 for specific information on electronic recycling.
Appliance and electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s waste stream. Maryland is one of the 25 states with recycling programs to help residents and property managers contribute to a healthy environment.
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