Recycling Program & Schedule
Town of Chesapeake Beach Recycling Program (acceptable / unacceptable materials revised July 08, 2015)
NOTICE: EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 24, 2015 -- On Monday, December 7, 2015 we were notified by Southern Maryland Recycling that beginning December 17, 2015 they will again start taking our recyclables to the Crinc location in Prince Georges County. The facility is now being run by Maryland Environmental Services. We ask residents to continue your practice of clean recycling by following the recycling guidelines listed below. Please do not mix trash or dirty containers in with your recyclables and remember to check the schedule below for your correct recyclables pick-up day.
Printable Trash / Recycling Schedule for December 2015 -- click here
Printable Trash / Recycling Schedule for January 2016 -- click here
Printable Trash / Recycling Schedule for February 2016 -- click here
Printable Trash / Recycling Schedule for March 2016 -- click here
Recycling containers are still available. To request a container, complete the online form by clicking here . One bin per household please.
Do Not Put Recycle Materials in Plastic Bags
-- Put RMs Directly into your Recycle Bin
Newspaper and inserts, paper magazines and catalogs
Phone books and office paper
Aluminum food and beverage cans, aluminum foil-must be clean
Metal food and beverage containers
Pet (#1) plastic bottles and trays
HDPE (#2) plastic bottles and tubs
#3, #4, #5 and #7 plastic bottles, containers and lids
Clear, brown & green glass food & beverage containers
Milk cartons and juice boxes
Plastic bags of any kind
Food waste, pizza boxes, napkins, fast food boxes, wax coated boxes, used paper plates, food soiled paper
Rocks, dirt, concrete, trees, branches, grass clippings
Medical waste - needles, sharps, red bag waste, hospital waste
Tires, lumber, shrink wrap, pvc pipe
Fabrics - clothing, sheets, blankets
Styrofoam, cords, ropes, chains, chairs, shelving, auto parts, fencing
Hazardous materials such as batteries, paint, medicines, oils / gasoline, ammunition, radioactive materials
In doubt?? Place it with the trash!!
For a printable version of the above list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, click here .
For more information on Mixed Curbside Residential Recycling, click here.
For more information on Trash Collection, click here.
Disposal of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) -- These long-lived, energy efficient light bulbs are being used more and more in our homes and businesses. One of the few disadvantages of CFLs is that they contain small amounts of mercury, an element known to be harmful to human health and the environment. If you break a CFL, place all the cleaned-up material in a sealed plastic bag and either put it into an outside trash container for the next normal trash collection or, if convenient, take it to the Mt. Hope Community (Recycling) Center (104 Pushaw Station Rd.,Sunderland, MD) where they accept CFLS year round. Light bulbs of any sort are not acceptable items for recycling with the Town's Recycling contractor.
If you would like a receptacle for your recycling material, please complete the simple online form. Please allow at least TWO WEEKS for delivery of your container. Please, only one bin per household. To access the online form -- click here .
Once we receive your form, Public Works personnel will deliver a container to your home. Again, we encourage everyone to recycle and join us in the program. See table below for specific guidelines and instructions regarding what materials may be recycled, preparation for recycling and what items are unacceptable. Thank you in advance for participating in this very worthwhile program!
Attn: Chesapeake Village Residents -- your trash collection day is Monday and your recycle collection day is Thursday.
Attn: Richfield Station Residents -- your trash collection day is Tuesday and your recycle collection day is Friday.
RECYCLE PICKUP SCHEDULE (2016)
North Side South Side January 07, 2016 January 08, 2016 January 21, 2016 January 22, 2016 February 04, 2016 February 05, 2016 February 18, 2016 February 19, 2016 March 03, 2016 March 04, 2016 March 17, 2016 March 18, 2016 March 31, 2016 April 01, 2016
Please consult this list before placing any items into recycling bin.
PAPER CARDBOARD GLASS METALS PLASTICS
MAGAZINES, JUNK MAIL
WRITING, TYPING AND
JUICE, POP & SODA
BEER & WINE BOTTLES
TIN FOOD CANS,
CANS, ALUMINUM FOIL,
METAL UTENSILS, WIRE,
COPPER AND BRASS
PLASTIC BOTTLES USED
FOR MILK, JUICE, SOAP
AND SOFT DRINKS
put only clean, dry paper into the bin
remove plastic or waxed paper liners and all styrofoam packing material
remove all lids
rinse to remove residue
do not break glass
empty and rinse cans to remove all food residue
remove labels from tin cans
rinse containers to remove residue
wet, waxed or soiled paper
used paper towels and plates
wet soiled or waxed
wax coated beverage
window glass, drinking
glasses or mirrors
cans used for chemicals or paints
aerosol spray cans
appliances, power tools or
containers used for
chemicals or automotive
products (oil, antifreeze, etc.)
heat shrink wrapping
DO NOT PLACE ANY OF THESE MATERIALS IN RECYCLING BIN
LIQUIDS FOOD WASTE WAXED PAPER PRODUCTS FABRICS WOOD STYROFOAM
For a printable version of the "RECYCLING BIN INSTRUCTIONS" click here .
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