Recycling resources


The vision of the Recycling Operation is to encourage a culture of Waste Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling. It is our goal to recommend and facilitate programs; educate students, residents, and businesses to minimize the waste stream; and maximize the recovery of valuable and useful materials. This is our commitment to the environment and the people of our communities. 

Recycling Operations offers voluntary recycling opportunities for all Allegany County residents, in a drop-off format.

Visit the pages below for detailed information on how to get started recycling, and more!



All counties are required to report recycling tonnages to the Maryland Department of the Environment for every calendar year.  

Annual Business Reporting

Allegany County businesses are encouraged to complete the Business Recycling Form in order to assist in gathering data for recycling projects. 


So you want to recycle but aren’t sure how to get all of your recyclable materials from your home or work to the nearest recycling site. - you've come to the right place.

Reduce - Reuse

The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place, this is called source reduction. This Reuse Directory (PDF) can help you locate where to donate good used items that would otherwise end up in the landfill.  This page will list additional information and tools on how to get started making an impact. 

Recyclable Materials

Get detailed information of what materials can be recycled, and how.

Want to offer recycling at your special event?

The Allegany County Recycling Office can provide recycling bins for free (deposit required) for your special event. 

Apartment Building Recycling Requirements

In April, 2012, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill No. 1, Environmental - Recycling - Apartment Buildings and Condominiums, requiring recycling in all apartment buildings and condominiums that contain 10 or more dwelling units. 


Visit the EPA website for additional informational on sustainable material management