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Recycling A-Z

Aluminum Beverage Cans – All GC Refuse & Recycling Sites. Rinse. Crush (Optional); Local Salvage Yards:  Double M Recycling, Swanton Rd., Swanton; Ours Auto Salvage, Rt. 39, Oakland, Martin's Junkyard (Call first), Pysell Crosscut Rd., Oakland. Call landfil office for contact list. 301.387.0322
 
Aluminum Can Tabs – All GC Refuse & Recycling Sites; Ronald McDonald House (Morgantown, WV) 855.227.7435
 
Anti-freeze – Garrett Highway, Grantsville, Bumble Bee, Kings Run, 135 and Landfill (See specifications for the Used Motor Oil, Filter & Anti-Freeze program under the Programs & Misc. Information Tab).
 
Appliances or White Goods (i.e., Water Heater, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher) – All GC Refuse & Recycling Sites (With the Exception of Friendsville Site) - Accepted for a $5 fee at sites. Tipping fee @ $45 per ton at GC landfill: or Retail In-Store Take-Back Program.
 
Appliances with Freon (i.e., Freezers, Refrigerators, Air Conditioners and Dehumidifiers) – Accepted ONLY at landfill location for $10 Fee: or Retail In-Store Take-Back Program.
 
Automobiles (Engines & Automobile Parts): Any salvage yard (as described above In aluminum cans); or Make-A-Wish-Mid-Atlantic location (http://midatlantic.wheelsforwishes.org); Ronald McDonald House Charities of Morggantown 855.227.7435
 
Batteries – Lowe's and Best Buy accept rechargeable batteries; Automobile Part Retailers (Automobile); Advance Auto (ALL BATTERIES); Battery Warehouse (Cumberland).
 
Bikes, Books, & Household Misc. – Garrett County Swap Shops (All sites); Horizon Goodwill Industries (Oakland/Grantsville), Nearly New (St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 126 E. Liberty St., Oakland, MD.) 301.334.4699; Newly remodled Christian Crossing (Take Garage/Yard Sale Stickers off of Items) 301.334.6339. Call landfill office for special instructions on additional locations for BOOK RECYCLING.
 
Boats - Make-A-Wish-Mid-Atlantic location. (http://midatlantic.wheelsforwishes.org)
 
CD's/DVD's/Cassettes - www.greendisk.com
 
Cardboard – Corrugated (two pieces flat board w/ruffled layer in between) - All Sites (Shiny cardboard o.k., Staples and Tape o.k., Pizza Boxes [CLEAN- Corrugated o.k.); No yellow cardboard or shirt and shoe boxes or soda boxes.
 
Cell Phones – All GC Refuse & Recycling Sites (Including landfill); Cell Phones for Soldiers (pre-paid mailers at US Post Office); Dove Center (Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD).
 
Christmas Trees – Deliver to Landfill during the months of January and February for recycling. (DNR  Fisheries use for fish habitats.)
 
Clothing – Horizon Goodwill Industries (Grantsville/Oakland), Nearly New Shop or Christian Crossing-Call for new hours 301.334.6339;  Reuse as Rags.
 
Computers – Bumble Bee, Garrett Highway, Grantsville, Landfill and Kings Run Refuse & Recycling Sites; Horizon Goodwill Industries (Grantsville/Oakland).
 
Copper – Local Salvage Yards
 
 
Electronics – Grantsville, Bumble Bee, Kings Run, Landfill and Garrett Highway Refuse & Recycling Sites; Radio Shack (On-line or In-Store).
 
Eyeglasses – Lions Club Receptacles or Through Members; Receptacle in Wal Mart near Eye Center.
 
Fluorescent Bulbs, Lamps & Non-PCB Ballast - Garrett County Landfill (Refuse & Recycling Site Only). Receptacle in Entrance of LOWES. Businesses call office for written contact list or see page on this website.
 
Glass Bottles & Jars – All GC Refuse & Recycling Sites (Rinse & Remove Lids), sort by color:  clear, brown, green/blue.
 
Hair - www.matteroftrust.org; Local HairSalons have forms & Mailers
 
Inkjet Toner Cartridges – All GC Refuse & Recycling Sites or Through Manufacturer
 
Junk Mail – Recycle with Office Paper at Landfill, Garrett Highway, Kings Run, Grantsville & Bumble Bee (Envelopes and Folders Acceptable; Staples and Tape Acceptable). Contact office for information on how to stop junk mail, email, catalogs, etc. 
 
Laser Toner Cartridges – All GC Refuse & Recycling Sites or Through Manufacturer
 
Liquids – Not accepted at the GC landfill or Refuse & Recycling Sites, with the acception of Used Motor Oil, Filters & Used Antifreeze. (See specifications for the Used Motor Oil, Filter & Anti-Freeze program under the Programs & Misc. Information Tab).
 
Leaves – Mellott Farm – 301.387.6815 (free-of-charge); GC Landfill for fee (Need to be taken out of Bags) NO bio-degradable bags allowed in compost pile. Tipping fee @ $45.00 per ton.  COMPOST MAY BE TAKEN FROM LANDFILL FOR FREE. Assistance may be available - Call office prior to arrival 301.387.0322.
 
Magazines – Bumble Bee, Grantsville, Landfill, Kings Run and Garrett Highway Refuse & Recycling Sites (Coupons, Brochures & Shiny Paper - even GREETING CARDS). DO NOT take Magazines or Coupons from the BIN.
 
Mixed Metal – Local Salvage Yards or GC Refuse & Recycling Sites. Accepted at the landfill for FREE. 
 
Motorcycles - Make-A-Wish-Mid-Atlantic location. (http://midatlantic.wheelsforwishes.org)
 
Newspaper – All GC Refuse & Recycling Sites (Do Not put Plastic Bags or Twine and String in Recycling Container).
 
Office Paper – Grantsville, Bumble Bee, Kings Run, Landfill and Garrett Highway Refuse & Recycling Sites. Plain or shredded. Do NOT take paper from the BiN.
 
Oil – Grantsville, Bumble Bee, 135, Kings Run, Landfill and Garrett Highway Refuse & Recycling Sites. 
(See specifications for the Used Motor Oil, Filter & Anti-Freeze program under the Programs & Misc. Information Tab).
 
Oil Filters - Should be drained and dry. Bumble Bee, Grantsville, Kings Run, Landfill, 135, and Garrett Highway Refuse and Recycling Site.
 
Packaging (Wrappers) - www.terracycle.com (i.e., Caprisun™, Mars™ candy wrappers, Kashi™ cereal boxes...just to name a few)
 
Paint - Can be disposed in OPEN TOP disposal containers at GC Refuse & Recycling Sites including landfill IF solidified or empty (Pop lid and dry out; mix paint with sawdust, clay kitty litter or product such as "Waste Paint Hardener" found at Oakland Lowe's @ $1.98 per bag [price and location due to change] will harden a gallon of latex paint 2/3 full).  DO NOT PUT IN COMPACTORS AT THE GC REFUSE & RECYCLING SITES.
 
Paperback Books - Pull off the covers and recycle shiny or glossy covers with magazines. Paperback books recycled with newspapers.
 
Plastic #1 – Grantsville, Bumble Bee, Kings Run, Landfill and Garrett Highway Refuse & Recycling Sites. Bottles w/Necks (Rinse) & Remove Lids. Crush Optional. No food containers (i.e., blueberry, strawberry or tomato).
 
Plastic #2 – Grantsville, Bumble Bee, Kings Run, Landfill and Garrett Highway Refuse & Recycling Sites. Bottles w/Necks (Rinse) & Remove Lids. Crush Optional. NO tubs, bowls, plates nor silverware.
 
#2 Plastic Grocery Bags – Receptacles in Lobby of Wal Mart, Lowes and Browning's Stop n Save, Oakland, MD.
 
Prescription Pill Bottles - Empty - Remove Labels & Discard. (Rinse) - All GC Refuse & Recycling Sites including the landfill.
 
Prescription Pills - Take Away Environmental Return System. Postage Paid Mailing Envelopes and instructions to dispose of over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs (no controlled drugs) are available at CVS and Walgreens in Oakland, MD for a small fee. Government Take-Back Program in April each year. Check for local listing. Fall Take-Back Program usually scheduled in September.  (NOTICE:  To discard in trash - NEVER DOWN THE DISPOSAL- mix medications - NOT NARCOTICS - with coffee grounds and place with regular household trash.)
 
Propane Tanks (Grills) - Home & Garden Department of Wal-Mart; All-Gas, Inc., Mtn. Lake Park Propane Retailer
 
Propane Tanks (Over 100 lbs.) – All Gas, Inc., Mt. Lake Park, MD
 
Recreational Vehicles - Local Salvage Yards; Make-A-Wish-Mid-Atlantic location. (http://midatlantic.wheelsforwishes.org)
 
Telephone Books – Remove Covers and Recycle w/Magazines; Recycle Remaining Book in Newspaper Container.
 
Tires – Citizen Scrap Tire Drop-Off Events (Free-of-Charge); Accepted at Landfill for Fee, Local Tire Retailer and Perry's Solid Waste & Disposal for a fee. Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) Scrap Tire Program provides grant funding when available.  In 2015 and 2016, MDE supplied funds for Agricultural Scrap Tire Drop-Off Recycling Events.  Farmers were invited by the Farm Bureau to 
 
**Usable items may be taken to the Garrett County Swap Shops located at each Refuse & Recycling Site including the Landfill.  See the Site Attendant or Weigh Master for Swap Shop Locations.
                         Updated 1/27/16. Check back with site for additions/revisions often.