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Maryland State Government Maryland Department of the Environment

Special Waste Diversion Projects

  • Composting
    Information on composting, how to build a compost pile and bin, and vermicomposting.

  • eCycling - Electronics Recycling
    Information provided on where businesses and residents can recycle or donate computers and other electronics, the benefits of recycling electronics, collection events, and eCycling partners.

  • Mercury Recycling
    Information on mercury, where it can be found, mercury thermometer drop-off locations for residents, alternative products, spill kit vendors, recycling resources, and thermometer manufacturers and retailer prohibitions.

  • Buy Recycled
    Information on the benefits of buying recycled products; common misperceptions; and the manufacturers and vendors of recycled products.

  • Construction and Demolition (C&D)
    Information for finding markets for C&D materials, a list of C&D acceptance facilities, disposal methods, and job-site recycling and waste prevention.

  • Green Building
    Information provided on green building programs, design, maintenance, product directories, model contracts, available funding, case studies, database of LEED architect/engineer/builders, green hotels and more. 

  • Green Procurement and Environmentally Preferable Products
    Information on manufacturers and vendors of recycled products, environmentally preferable procurement programs, case studies, green procurement starter kits, model contracts, implementation information and buy-recycled training information.

  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
    Information on HHW collection events and programs, HHW county coordinator information and propane cylinder recycling.

  • Newsprint Recycling
    Information on the required newsprint recycled content for newspaper publishers and distriubtors, the report forms, and the newsprint recycling board.

  • Oil Recycling
    Information on used motor oil and antifreeze collection.

  • Pesticide Container Recycling Program
    For 20 years, Maryland’s pesticide container recycling program, offered by the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), has helped prevent pesticide residues from entering the soil and local waterways and has saved valuable landfill space by recycling more than 743,000 empty, plastic pesticide containers.

  • Polystyrene Recycling
    Information on polystyrene recycling.

  • Telephone Directory Recycling
    Information on the required telephone directory recycled content for telephone directory publishers and the report forms.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact The Waste Diversion Division at 410-537-3314.