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Charles County, Maryland

Recycling Centers

Recycling Centers

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Recycling centers accept residential amounts of recyclable materials.
*Commercially generated recycling and vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds, have dump trailers, sideboards, signs, or ladder rack are subject to commercial fees and must utilize the landfill. 
Breeze Farm Recycling Center:
Hours of Operation:  Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Charles County Landfill Recycling Center: 
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Gilbert Run Park Recycling Center
13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall (Located adjacent to Gilbert Run Park)
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Pisgah Recycling Center
6645 Mason Springs Road, Pisgah (Located adjacent to Pisgah Park)
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Items Accepted from Residential Sources:

  • All Single Stream Recycling Items – metal cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and jugs, newspapers, white papers, magazines, glossy inserts, telephone books, and cardboard. 
  • Batteries – Household, cell, and auto batteries.
  • Compressed Gas Tanks - Household propane, helium, and oxygen tanks and fire extinguishers. Or, return tanks to the seller.
  • Electronics – Computers, laptops, printers, speakers, flat screen televisions, tube (CRT) televisions, stereo equipment, DVD/VCR players, microwaves, and cell phones. 
  • Oyster Shells - Oyster Shells (Thanks to a partnership with Oyster Recovery Partnership).
  • Scrap Metal - Appliances, bicycles, lawn mowers, metal furniture, etc.
  • Scrap Tires - Two residential tires are accepted free of charge. Additional tires, bulk loads of tires, and commercial size tires are only accepted at the landfill and subject to applicable fees.
  • Tag-A-Bag - Residents must purchase tickets in advance. Each ticket enables the disposal of one bag/container of household trash up to 32 gallons.
  • Purchase Tag-A-Bags at these locations.
  • Textiles - Clothing, linens, shoes, belts, purses, backpacks, and stuffed animals. Textiles do not have to be suitable for reuse, but all items must be clean, dry, and bagged.
  • Used Cooking Oil – Waste oil from a deep fryer, frying pan, or wok (no material from grease traps). 
  • Used Motor Oil, Oil Filters, and Antifreeze - Do not mix together; dispose of empty containers in the trash. Used Motor Oil and Antifreeze drop off locations.
  • Yard Waste – 10-bag maximum at recycling centers. Plastic bags are prohibited. Larger amounts and pick-up truckloads of yard waste are only accepted at the Piney Church Road Mulch Facility. Stumps and bamboo are not accepted. (Dump trailers and commercial vehicles are subject to fees.)


Contact Us

  301-932-3599   301-870-2778
7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F
10430 Audie La., La Plata, MD 20646