Charles County announces curbside recycling improvements

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Charles County announces curbside recycling improvements


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By Press Release, Charles County Government

Recycle more and prevent blown recyclables by using the new, 95-gallon recycling cart

Charles County residents will have new recycling carts starting in October. These carts will replace the 18-gallon open-top bins the county used for the recycling program. Blue, 95-gallon recycling carts will be delivered automatically to all homes within the curbside recycling collection area during October and November.

Residents within our collection area who are not participating currently in the recycling program will be provided a cart and the opportunity to recycle curbside. Once residents receive their recycling carts the blue, open-top bins will no longer be serviced curbside. Residents can keep their existing open-top bins or recycle damaged bins by placing them inside of the cart.

Every-other-week curbside recycling collection is offered currently to 35,612 homes in Charles County. Sorting is not required, and labels and lids can be left on single stream recyclables. Single stream recycling offers residents the convenience of not having to sort paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and metal containers for collection.

Service schedule and items accepted will not be affected by the switch from bins to carts. Residents do not have to request a new cart.

Information on the curbside recycling program can be found online at, or by calling the Recycling Information line at 301-932-5656or 301-870-5481. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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