Frequently asked questions

RESIDENTS/HOMEOWNERS- WHAT TO DO WITH...

Antifreeze 
Accepted at all Transfer Stations

Appliances containing CFC's 
Examples are refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner- 10 ticket requirement at all Transfer Stations. Other disposal possibilities are R.B. Baker Scrap Metal in Queenstown, (410)827-8831 or Bennet & Cohey in Church Hill, (410)778-3462

Batteries
-Alkaline or household batteries – dispose of in normal trash or purchase a recycling container online. Some options are
            Big Green Box and Battery Recycling- residential
-Lead acid or car batteries – Accepted at all Transfer Stations
-Rechargeable batteries – dispose of in normal trash or may be recycled at various stores such as Lowe’s, Home Depot and  Price & Gannon Ace Hardware.  

Boat Film
Accepted for free at the Grasonville Transfer Station only; must be clean and free of debris

Boat Salvage/ Disposal
-Harbor Diving and Salvage, Annapolis, (410)991-7767 
Donate to a charity, search online under "Donate a Boat." a few examples of these are:

Boat Angel
Kars 4 Kids
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum 

Brush
Brush less than 4 inches in diameter & 6 feet in length


Bulky Items
Examples are furniture, mattresses, exercise equipment- Accepted at all Transfer Stations

Car Disposal/ Donation
Scrapyards- R.B. Baker and Sons, Queenstown, (410)827-8831; Bennett & Cohey, Church Hill, (410)778-3462
Donate to a charity, search online under "Donate a Car," a few examples of these are:
Maryland Wheels for Wishes
Vehicles for Veterans
Kars 4 Kids
Humane Society

Clothing or textiles
Accepted at all Transfer Stations

Computers and computer components
Recycled for free at the Batts Neck, Grasonville and Centreville Transfer Stations or at the Semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Events.  May be disposed of at all Transfer Stations.  

Cooking Oil
Recycled at the Centreville Transfer Station

Fluorescent bulbs
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CFL’s - Accepted at the Semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Events or may be recycled at various stores such as Lowe’s and Home Depot.  There are no regulations against a homeowner disposing in normal trash however caution is recommended to avoid breakage of bulbs.
-Tubes - Accepted at the Semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Events. There are no regulations against a homeowner disposing in normal trash however caution is recommended to avoid breakage of bulbs.

Gasoline
Accepted at only the Centreville Transfer Station or at the Semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling events.

Hazardous Waste
Events held by the Maryland Department of the Environment on a semi-annual basis for the collection of various materials including oil based paints, thinners, stains, pesticides, insecticides, etc. Events are rotated twice a year through the 4 Mid-shore counties. For more information call MDE at 1(800)473-2925.  

Items in good condition
Good useable items are collected at all transfer stations and later sold at a local auction. Other options for useable items are: Donate to a local charity or shelter 
-Give to others or place on freecycle.org 
-Sell on ebay or craigslist 
-Sell at a consignment shop, auction or yard sale

Latex Paint

Must be dried up or solidified before disposing at the Transfer Stations. To solidify add mulch, kitty litter, dirt and any type of absorbent material.  A hardener may also be available at hardware stores. Paint may also be recycled at Drop-Off Days. The next one will be held on April 22, 2017 at the Nicholson Drop-Off Center, Kent County. 2017 Flyer

Metal Items

Examples are stove, lawn furniture, shelving- Free at all Transfer Stations

Mowers
All liquids must be removed; accepted at all Transfer Stations

Oil
Accepted at all Transfer Stations

Prescription Drugs
Accepted at the QAC Sheriff's Office, 505 Railroad Avenue, Centreville, (410)758-0770

Rubble- Construction and Demolition Debris
-Examples are: Wood, drywall, carpets, cabinets, fences, bathroom fixtures
-Allowed one 55 gallon drum per week
-Large quantities can be taken to R. B. Bakers in Queenstown 410-827-8831 or Midshore Regional Landfill in Ridgely
410-634-9304.
-Brick and concrete can also be taken to Dependable, Sand, Stone and Recycling in Wye Mills 410-822-6363
-For additional information click here to view the Transfer Station Policies

Tires
-Car and light truck tires up to a maximum of 17”. Must be clean, whole and without rims.  Accepted at all Transfer Stations at
one ticket per tire.
-All other tires are not accepted. However, they are accepted at the Midshore Regional Landfill in Ridgely; 410-634-9304 
-Citizen Scrap Tire Events are funded and determined by the Maryland Department of the Environment.  TV's and Electronics (Non Computer) Recycled for free at the Spring Recycle Event. May be disposed of at all Transfer Stations.