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Recycling

What goes in PGCPS recycling bins?

 Clean Paper

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  • All Paper Types and Colors (NO Glitter or Plastic)         
  • NO Textbooks - Contact the Warehouse
  • NO Tissues, Napkins, or Food Soiled Paper 
  • NO Laminated or Wax Coated Paper
  • Place shredded paper in a paper bag or clear plastic bag.

 Cartons and Cardboard

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  • Empty All Containers                     
  • Flatten Cardboard Boxes
  • NO Food or Food-soiled Paper        
  • NO Straws

 

 Plastic Containers

        Empty plastic containers with #1, 2, 3, 5, or 7

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  • NO FOOD - Empty All Containers 
  • Plastic Bottles, Cups, Bowls, Jars, Tubs and Trays with #1, 2, 3, 5, or 7
  • Caps and Lids 
  • NO #6 Plastics
  • Remove Paper and Plastic Film Lids

 

 Metal Containers and Foil

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  • Empty Metal Food Containers and Lids
  • NO Food
  • Clean Aluminum Foil
  • Clean Aluminum Pans

 

 Glass Bottles & Jars

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  • Empty Glass Bottles and Jars (any color) and Lids
  • NO Broken Glass

Do Not Place These Items In PGCPS Recycling Bins:

Red X Image.png NO Food or Food Soiled Paper

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Red X Image.png NO Snack Packaging

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NO Chip Bags, Candy and Cookie Wrappers, Granola and Energy Bar Wrappers, Etc.

Red X Image.png NO Plastic Bags or Film

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DO NOT BAG RECYCLABLES, items should be loose in school recycling dumpsters. Plastic bags harm Recycling Facility machineryRecycle grocery bags at store drop-offs.
Plastic Bag Recycling Postcard
Plastic Bag FAQ's Flyer 

Red X Image.png NO Plastic Straws or Utensils

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Our Recycling Facility does not accept these items. Learn about the County Plastic Straw Ban.

 

Red X Image.png NO Napkins or Tissues

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Red X Image.png NO #6 Plastics

Foam
Our recycling facility does not accept #6 plastic, including foam.  Learn about PGC Foam Free and the MD Foam Ban.

Red X Image.png NO Drink or Food Pouches

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Red X Image.png NO Sauce or Condiment Packets

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Red X Image.png NO Paper Cups

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Red X Image.png NO Ink Cartridges or Toner Tubes

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Use pre-paid labels to return for recycling.  Print a poster to display in the collection area.

 

Red X Image.png NO Textbooks, Electronics, Furniture, or Bulky Items

Contact the Warehouse to pick up: textbooks, furniture, electronics and accessories, scrap metal, wooden pallets and bulky items.

Red X Image.png NO Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Product.jpgNO Hazardous materials including broken glass, chemicals, light bulbs, and batteries.

Additional Resources

Questions? Contact us!

Building Services
13300 Old Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

301-952-6544 | Recycling.Program@pgcps.org

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