General Recycling Information
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

See “Building Supplies.”

Auto batteries must go to Cockeysville BCRRF; rechargeable batteries are collected by MOM’s, Lowes and Home Depot; alkaline batteries can be trashed.

Goodwill Industries. See for instructions.

Books, phone directories and magazines are accepted in single stream recycling. See:,, or for book reuse.

Building Supplies
Appliances, cabinets, lumber, doors, bricks, lighting, doors, tiles, flooring, plumbing, roofing, tools, hardware, garden supplies and windows. See or for reuse.

Cell Phone
Verizon accepts drop-offs at all stores or see or drop off at the Cockeysville BCRRF.

Electronics are accepted for reuse by many local non-profits including,, Visits sites for specifics.

Donation standards vary. Check individually with,, www.goodwillches.orgor

Clothes Hangers
Dry cleaners generally accept metal hangers. Plastic hangers can be placed in single stream recycling.

Eye glasses
Lenscrafters in Towson accepts used good condition glasses.

Leftover ‘open’ foods from large events can be donated to area charity centers such as (Earl’s Place) or (My Sister’s Place) — call for details. Canned or boxed goods are accepted by (Assistance Center of Towson Churches) or (Community Assistance Center for Baltimore County).

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Light Bulbs
Florescent and CFL bulbs are collected by MOM’s, Lowes and Home Depot stores or can be dropped off at the Cockeysville BCRRF. Incandescent and halogen bulbs may be placed in the trash.

Plastic Bags
Grocery bags, vegetable bags, bulk goods wraps, dry cleaning bags, clean Ziploc bags and plastic wrap is collected by MOMs, Lowes, HomeDepot, Eddie’s, Graul’s, Fresh Markets and Whole Foods and many other grocers locally.

Drop off clean #6 containers at the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers, 1298 Cronson Blvd., Crofton, MD – see for specifics. Most UPS stores accept clean packing peanuts and bubblewrap.

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