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Charles County, Maryland

Apartment Building and Condominium Recycling

Apartment Building and Condominium Recycling

Start recycling at your apartment or condominium complex!

Effective October 2014, all apartment and condominium complexes with 10 or more units must provide recycling collection.  Please contact your property manager for program details specific to your complex.

Acceptable Single Stream Items:

  • Aluminum and Tin Cans
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Plastic Bottles and Jugs (lids and labels are fine)
  • Newspapers, White Papers, Magazines, Glossy Inserts, Telephone Books, and Flattened Cardboard. (Flattened cardboard must be no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet.)  

All items can be mixed together and placed loosely in your complex's designated recycling container.   If participants would like to bag their recyclables, note only large, clear, or transparent bags are acceptable.   No black or white trash bags (The Material Recovery Facility (MRF) will reject any recyclables in black or white bags.)

Items not accepted includes; food waste, formed boxes, styrofoam, small plastic bags, plastic film, plastic wrapping, toys, diapers, light bulbs, ceramics, electronics, paint cans, yard waste, and trash. Contaminated oil and antifreeze containers are not recyclable. 

To recycle more, visit one of the County's four recycling centers

For more information on recycling in Charles County or to obtain an apartment sized recycling container contact the Environmental Resources Division by calling 301-932-3599.