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What are some materials you can recycle in Maryland?

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Newspaper, corrugated cardboard, plastic bottles, laser toner cartridges and wood pallets are all recyclable materials in the state of Maryland. A list of recyclable materials is available on the Maryland Department of the Environment website.

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The Maryland Department of the Environment tracks the recycling rates of glass, metal, paper, plastic and compostable materials. It also records recycling statistics on other materials such as car batteries, oil filters, and municipal solid waste-to-energy facility ash.

Many other recyclable materials are not tracked by the Department of the Environment. These include automobile components, construction and building materials, and other materials such as sewage sludge, cleaning fluids and land-clearing debris. The Department of the Environment website recommends individuals contact their County Recycling Coordinator for further information on non-traditional materials recycled in their area.

See a complete list of recyclable materials in Maryland by going to the Department of the Environment website. Click the Land link in the menu on the left side of the page. Hover your mouse over the Waste Diversion link under the Programs heading, and then select Recycling from the drop-down menu. Select FAQs from the menu on the left side of the page, then scroll down to the table listing Maryland Recycling Act Materials and Non-Maryland Recycling Act Materials. The Frequently Asked Questions section also contains information on recycling regulations, how to start a recycling program, and how to recycle specific materials.

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