Frequently Asked Questions

Residents/Homeowners - What to Do With...

Antifreeze

Accepted at all Transfer Stations

Appliances Containing CFCs

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 and 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 Bigger 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 and 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:

Brush

Brush less than 4 inches in diameter and 6 feet in length.

Bulky Items

Examples are furniture, mattresses, and 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:

Clothing or Textiles

Accepted at all Transfer Stations.

Computers & 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

  • CFLs - 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 midshore counties. The next event will be April 14, 2018 in Queen Anne's County. For more information call MDE at 1(800)473-2925.

HHW 2018 Flyer (PDF)

Items in Good Condition

Good usable items are collected at all transfer stations and later sold at a local auction. Other options for usable 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. 

HHW 2018 Flyer (PDF)

Mercury Thermostats

Mercury Thermostats can now be recycled at the Centreville Transfer Station, only. This is being done in partnership with the Midshore Regional Recycling Program and Thermostat Recycling Corporation.

Metal Items

Examples are stove, lawn furniture, and 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:

QAC Sheriff's Office
505 Railroad Avenue
Centreville, MD
Phone: 410-758-0770

MD State Police Barracks-Centreville

Propane Tanks

Contact local gas companies (Callahan's, Tri-Gas, etc.)

HHW 2018 Flyer (PDF)

Rubble - Construction & 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, view Transfer Station Policies (PDF).

Tires

  • Car and light truck tires up to a maximum of 17 inches. 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. Any future events will be posted on the Recycling page.

TV's and Electronics (non-computer)