Frequently Asked Questions
Residents/Homeowners - What to Do With...
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.
- 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.
The Marine Trade Association of Maryland (MTAM) now has a Boat Film Bag Recycling Program. MTAM will be selling blue recycling boat film bags. Boat film that is in one of the blue recycling boat film bags can be placed in the appropriate container at the Grasonville Transfer Station through May 15. All straps, vents and doors must be removed.
For individuals- If the boat film is not in the blue recycling bag it can not be recycled and must go into a trash bin at any of the Transfer Stations and will follow the normal ticket policy.
For Marinas that have purchased the blue recycling boat film bags they can also take them to the Grasonville Transfer Station. Marinas that don't have their boat film not in the blue bags will not be accepted at any of the Transfer Stations.
Bags can be purchased at West Marine in Chester for $15.
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 less than 4 inches in diameter and 6 feet in length.
Examples are furniture, mattresses, and exercise equipment. Accepted at all Transfer Stations.
Donate to a charity, search online under "Donate a Car," a few examples of these are:
- Goodwill Car Donation
- Humane Society
- Kars 4 Kids
- Maryland Wheels for Wishes
- Vehicles for Veterans
- Car Donations 4 Cancer
- Veterans Car Donation
- Kids Car Donations
- Christmas Trees can be taken to any Transfer Station for FREE (no ticket required) until January 31st. All lights and decorations must be removed.
Clothing or Textiles
- Accepted at all Transfer Stations.
Computers & Computer Components
- Computers and Components, except CRT Monitors (the big old ones) can be recycled for free at the Batts Neck, Grasonville and Centreville Transfer Stations or at the Semi-Annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Events. Computers and CRT’s can be thrown away and not recycled at all of the Transfer Stations.
- Best Buy Program
- Game Stop
Durable Medical Equipment
- 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.
Accepted at only the Centreville Transfer Station or at the Semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling events. This service is for mid-residents only, NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE; 5 gallon limit per year.
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. The next Semi-Annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event will be October 28 in Kent County. For more information call MDE at 1(800)473-2925.
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
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.
Mercury Thermostats can be recycled at the Semi-Annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Events.
Examples are stove, lawn furniture, and shelving. Free at all Transfer Stations.
All liquids must be removed; accepted at all Transfer Stations.
Accepted at all Transfer Stations.
Residents may dispose of 3 pallets per week.
For larger loads of pallets contact the Pallet Guy at (410)479-2679 located in Denton, MD.
QAC Sheriff’s Office
505 Railroad Avenue
MD State Police Barracks-Centreville
Contact local gas companies (Callahan’s, Tri-Gas, etc.) They are also collected at the Semi-Annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Events.
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.
- 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.
- Citizen Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day- September 30, 2023, 8 am to noon, Centreville Transfer Station, 401 Harper Rd, Centreville
TV’s and Electronics (non-computer)
- Recycled for free at the Semi-Annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Events. Also may be disposed of at all Transfer Stations.