Do you ever wonder what materials can and cannot be recycled? It can be confusing, especially if you’ve recently moved to a new home and are not familiar with the recycling regulations in your new town. Our residents at The Villages at Two Rivers adhere to the recycling regulations of Anne Arundel County, which state that the following materials can be recycled:
1. Antifreeze – uncontaminated, so it can’t be mixed with fuel or any other substance. Contaminated antifreeze is not recyclable.
2. Appliances – such as refrigerators, air conditioners and humidifiers. Appliances are eligible for curbside pickup, but you have to call the county to schedule a pick up.
3. Lead-acid and rechargeable batteries – such as those used for auto, motorcycles, and security systems. The most common types of batteries are single-use batteries – the batteries that are used in clocks, toys and the like – and they are not recyclable in Anne Arundel County.
5. Clothing and textiles, including stuffed animals, linens and bedding
6. Metal or plastic containers and fuel and oil tanks – though they must be dry and empty to be recycled
7. Liquid cooking oil
8. Oyster shells
9. Plastic and wood pallets
10. Propane tanks
11. Scrap metal
12. Tires – both on and off the rim
13. Yard waste
15. Uncontaminated motor oil – not mixed with fuel, water or any other product
16. Single-use, non refillable helium tanks
17. Electronics, such as cell phones, DVD and CD players, keyboards, computer mice, stereos, laptop computers, computer cables and cords, and similar electronic and computer related accessories. It should be noted that while computer monitors and TVs are acceptable for curbside disposal, they are not able to be recycled.
18. Standard household recyclables, which include paper, plastic, metal and glass materials.
For more information, visit the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works website!