Apartment and Condominium Recycling

Maryland law requires that all apartment and condominium communities with 10 or more units provide a recycling program for residents on or before October 1, 2014. Many of the deadlines to meet this law are fast approaching.


The Solid Waste Management Plan had been amended to reflect the new State requirements. 

As a reminder, the State Law establishes the following schedule to implement the program:
  • On or before March 1, 2014, owners/managers shall develop a written recycling program and communicate said program to residents
  • On or before May 1, 2014, owners/managers shall provide training or assistance to residents and inform all residents of the date the recycling program will begin
  • On or before July 1, 2014, owners/managers shall make arrangements to transport collected recyclables to an acceptable recycling facility
  • On or before October 1, 2014, owners/managers shall implement the recycling program.


A successful recycling plan begins with education. The more your residents understand about recycling, the more successful your program will be. The educational materials such as posters, flyers, and brochures on this site are available for your use. In addition, the Office of Recycling is available to consult with you in developing your plan and providing outreach to your residents.

Review & Save Money

This is a great time to review your solid waste disposal program for your properties and to make changes that could save you money.  
Increasing recycling in your community may allow you to downgrade your level of trash service (i.e. smaller dumpster), leading to a decrease in cost. Developing a successful recycling program is beneficial to your business, both in saving money, and as a selling feature of your community, as most County residents want to recycle.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Recycling at 410-638-3417 for more information.

Please remember, this requirement is a State Law, and your organization is responsible for developing and implementing the recycling requirements specified herein. Harford County is available to assist your organization; however, we are unable to issue exemptions or time extensions.