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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Recycling Changes in Cumberland


Allegany County Government Recycling Changes in Cumberland

Allegany County Government’s recycling site is expanding at Martin’s, Queen City Center, 739 Park Street – gas station area, Cumberland. Allegany County residents will be able to recycle magazines and catalogues here in addition to newspapers and cans, beginning on Monday, April 23, 2018, from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. 

Allegany County Government’s goal is to offer more comprehensive collections of materials at each recycling site.

The recycling site at Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland, is being discontinued. The last day to recycle items here is Friday, April 20, 2018. 

Recycling Guidelines

Here are important specific recycling guidelines for items to recycle at Martin’s in Cumberland: 

Newspapers: Accepted: clean, dry newspapers and the inserts in newspapers, paperback and telephone books with covers removed

Magazines/Catalogues: Accepted: clean, dry, glossy printed paper

Mixed Metal Cans: Accepted: rinsed aluminum/steel/tin food and beverage cans with labels

Here are important general recycling guidelines:

  • There are separate recycling bins – one for each individual recyclable material – do not mix the different recycling materials.

  • Put only the recyclable material itself in the recycling bin. This important guideline is frequently overlooked. If you take recyclable materials to the recycling bin in paper bags, plastic bags, boxes, etc., do not put the paper bags, plastic bags, boxes, etc. in the recycling bin. If you tie up paper items into bundles, remove the string/twine before putting the paper items in the recycling bin – do not put the string/twine in the recycling bin. 

Contact Information

Questions? Contact Allegany County Recycling Coordinator Siera Wigfield, 301-876-9563 and There is extensive recycling information on the website, From the homepage, select Departments and select Recycling Office. 

Allegany County Government appreciates the effort of all recyclers and encourages individuals, business, and other entities to practice source reduction and recycling in all activities. Please reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost!