Kent County Recycling and Waste Disposal

Marty Holden, Director, Environmental Operations
PH: 410-778-7439 | FAX: 410-778-7424 | Email: mholden@kentgov.org
709 Morgnec Road, Suite 104, Chestertown MD 21620

 

Drop-off Centers

 

Select a location below

 

Sharptown

Sharptown
Drop-off Center
5809 Crosby Rd.
Rock Hall, MD 21661
410-639-7044

Disposal coupon Book required
$45 for a book of 15 coupons

HOURS OF OPERATION

SUN:  CLOSED
MON:  CLOSED
TUE:   8:00 am – 4:00 pm
WED:  CLOSED
THUR:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
FRI:   CLOSED
SAT:   8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Closed on New Year’s Day, , Memorial Day, the 4th of July,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Located one mile east of Rock Hall. It is accessible from routes 20 and 288.


What to do with it!

  • HOUSHOLD garbage, trash, and refuse normally disposed of by Kent County residents. Household
    garbage must be contained in trash bags or trash cans. 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load

    Customers delivering 1— 3 bags of trash (Kitchen size bags up to 13 gal.), the Attendant will not remove a coupon but will  punch a hole in one (1) coupon.  When the customer returns (next trip to facility) the Attendant will remove the coupon with the previously punched hole.

  • The Sharptown and Duck Puddle Drop-off Centers only accept household trash (trash in bags or trash cans) and recyclables.

  • The Nicholson Drop-of Center accepts household trash, bulk items, furniture, scrap metal, rubble and recycables.
  • RECYCLABLES: A Coupon IS NOT required if you only drop off Recyclables.

    No commercial or contractor waste permitted.

 

 

 

Duck Puddle

 

Duck Puddle
Drop-off Center
30480 Duck Puddle Rd.
Kennedyville, MD 21645
410-648-5461

Disposal coupon Book required
$45 for a book of 15 coupons

HOURS OF OPERATION

SUN: CLOSED
MON: CLOSED
TUE:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
WED:  CLOSED
THUR:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
FRI:  CLOSED
SAT:  8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Closed on New Year’s Day, , Memorial Day, the 4th of July,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Located three miles from Galena Town limits, and accessible by routes 213 / Daves Hill Rd. and 290 off Duck Puddle Rd.


What to do with it!

  • HOUSHOLD garbage, trash, and refuse normally disposed of by Kent County residents. Household
    garbage must be contained in trash bags or trash cans. 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load

    Customers delivering 1— 3 bags of trash (Kitchen size bags up to 13 gal.), the Attendant will not remove a coupon but will  punch a hole in one (1) coupon.  When the customer returns (next trip to facility) the Attendant will remove the coupon with the previously punched hole.

  • The Sharptown and Duck Puddle Drop-off Centers only accept household trash (trash in bags or trash cans) and recyclables.

  • The Nicholson Drop-of Center accepts household trash, bulk items, furniture, scrap metal, rubble and recycables.
  • RECYCLABLES: A Coupon IS NOT required if you only drop off Recyclables.

    No commercial or contractor waste permitted.

 

Nicholson

Nicholson
Drop-off Center
23750 Larney Nick Rd.
Chestertown, MD 21620
410-778-6665

Disposal coupon Book required
$45 for a book of 15 coupons

HOURS OF OPERATION

SUN:  CLOSED
MON:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
TUE:  CLOSED
WED:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
THUR:  CLOSED
FRI:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
SAT:  8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Closed on New Year’s Day, , Memorial Day, the 4th of July,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Located five miles Northwest of Chestertown. It is accessible by Routes 20 and 298 off Earl Nicholson Road.


Household Solid Waste/Recycling Drop Off

  • HOUSHOLD garbage, trash, and refuse normally disposed of by Kent County residents. Household
    garbage must be contained in trash bags or trash cans. 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load

    Customers delivering 1— 3 bags of trash (Kitchen size bags up to 13 gal.), the Attendant will not remove a coupon but will  punch a hole in one (1) coupon.  When the customer returns (next trip to facility) the Attendant will remove the coupon with the previously punched hole.

  • FURNITURE: to include wooden chairs, dressers, tables, etc. Oversized household items such as beds, mattresses, sofas, televisions, etc. 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load

  • CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS: Painted or treated lumber, plaster, insulation, shingles, wall,
    flooring, ceiling tiles, pipes, glass (plate, light bulbs, china, mirror, drinking glasses), wires, carpet,
    wallpaper, roofing, felt or other structural fabric. 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load
  • SCRAP METAL: Steel and Tin, White Goods including units containing CFC's (Chlorofluorocarbons) 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load
  • TIRES: Passenger Car/Lite Truck Tires (A limit of 4 tires permitted) 1 Coupon Per tire
    NO TRACTOR/HEAVY TRUCK OR COMMERCIAL TIRES ACCEPTED
  • CONCRETE, BRICKS, STONE : 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load
  • YARD WASTE: Brush, Limbs (Not to exceed 5" in diameter), Leaves, Grass 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load
    A hole will be punched in coupon Per 1—3 Bags of Yard Waste. Trucks larger than a Pick-up Truck will require 2 Coupons
  • RECYCLABLES: A Coupon IS NOT required if you only drop off Recyclables in Igloos, Cardboard & the following recyclable materials: Lead Acid Batteries (Car/truck & Lawn Mower Batteries) Used Motor Oil and Antifreeze, Boat Shrink Wrap, Computers and Computer Components.

    No commercial or contractor waste permitted except for recyclables and yard waste
    A hole will be punched in coupon per 1—3 Bags of Yard Waste

Materials not accepted at Nicholson

LAND CLEARING WASTES:
Animal manure, pesticides, herbicides, animal bedding,
agriculture produce, animal feed, putrescible waste, and
fertilizers.

(NO STUMPS)

DEMOLITION DEBRIS:
All demolition debris from large structures.

CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS:
Any commercial, domestic or industrial wastes or
byproducts, paint, tar or tar containers, caulking
compounds, glazing compounds, paint thinner, or
other solvents or their containers, creosote or other
preservatives or their containers, cement used for
tiles, paneling, carpet or other adhesives, and other
solid waste which may contain an unacceptable
substance as may be determined by the administration
to be unacceptable.

THE FOLLOWING ARE SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED:
All Asbestos materials, (shingles, siding)
Controlled Hazardous substances in any quantities
Liquid wastes or any waste containing free liquids
Special medical wastes
Radioactive materials
Septage or sewage scavenger waste
Automobiles or auto parts
Animal carcasses
Incineration ash material
Chemical or Petroleum spill cleanup material
Industrial waste
Putrescible waste

 

 

 

 

Recycling Guidelines

Recycling Center Guidelines

As a member of the Mid-shore Regional Recycling Program (MRRP), Kent County has five recycling centers positioned throughout the county:

  • Nicholson Drop-off Center
  • Duck Puddle Drop-off Center (Galena)
  • Sharptown Drop-off Center (Rock Hall)
  • Old Parks & Recreation building parking lot
  • Town of Rock Hall
    6045 Main St.
    Rock Hall, MD 21661

All recycling centers will accept corrugated cardboard, newspaper, catalogs, phone books, hard cover books, junk mail, envelopes w/ windows, mixed paper, paper board such as cereal boxes, shoe boxes, toilet paper & paper towel tubes, narrow neck plastic bottles and jugs, mixed tin & aluminum cans, clear, brown and green glass.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Kent County Department of Environmental Operations at:
410-778-2600

Visit Maryland Environmental Services to learn about household hazardous waste events or call 1-800 I RECYCLE.

Household Hazardous Waste Event - Saturday, April 16, 2016

Thank you for recycling!

RECYCLE PLEASE DO PLEASE DO NOT

blue for paper
Mixed Paper
Newspaper Magazines
Catalogues
Office Paper
Phone Books
Hard Cover Books
Junk Mail
Envelopes with Windows
Shredded Paper
All Paper

Paperboard
Cereal Boxes
Shoe Boxes
Toilet Paper Rolls
Paper Towel Rolls
Soda & Beer Cartons
Snack Boxes

- Keep all paper clean and dry

- No plastic/metal binders
- Do not place in plastic bags
- No clips or plastic covers
- No pizza boxes or egg cartons

No Cardboard

Cardboard

- Keep all cardboard clean
- Always unfold & flatten boxes

- No wax–coated cardboard
- No packing peanuts, styrofoam, or other types of packing material.

red for plastic bottles and jugs
Plastic Bottles& Jugs
(Narrow Neck Only)

- Empty & rinse
- Flatten if possible
- Discard caps & lids
- Only plastic bottles & jugs
- Discard all solvent, oil chemical containers

- Don't recycle motor oil jugs  that once held new or used oil.
- Don’t recycle rubber, plastic bags,
plastic cups, forks & other dinnerware
or frozen food trays.

yellow for aluminum, steel and tin cans
Aluminum
&
Steel / Tin Cans

- Empty & rinse
- Please remove paper labels

- Don't recycle paint thinner paint or
solvent cans
- Don't recycle cookware, flat ware or pots/pans, soiled foil or soiled aluminum plates

clear glassbrown glassgreen glass
Glass Jars
&
Bottles

- Empty & rinse
- Discard caps/lids
- Discard broken glass
- Recycle only glass (bottles & jars)

- Don't include caps/lids
- Don't leave food residue
- Don't try to recycle:
 window glass, dishes, pottery, drinking glasses, light bulbs

 

Coupon Books

Recycling and Solid Waste: Waste Disposal Coupon Books

To utilize a county drop-off center for the disposal of household trash only, you must first obtain a solid waste disposal coupon book.  A book of coupons cost $45 and contains 15 coupons (single coupons are not sold).

Coupon books can be obtained from any of the following locations:

  • Galena, Betterton, & Rock Hall Town Offices
  • 'Kent County Finance Office
  • Kent County Public Works Office
  • Acme (Chestertown)
  • Millington Hardware Store
  • JBK's Hardware Store (Chestertown)
  • Suds N Soda (Chestertown)
  • Village Hardware (Rock Hall)
  • Molly's Mart (Kennedyville)

Facility Operating Hours

Sharptown
Drop–off Center

Duck Puddle
Drop–off Center

Nicholson
Drop-off Center

SUN:  CLOSED
MON:  CLOSED
TUE:   8:00 am – 4:00 pm
WED:  CLOSED
THUR:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
FRI:   CLOSED
SAT:   8:00 am – 2:00 pm
SUN: CLOSED
MON: CLOSED
TUE:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
WED:  CLOSED
THUR:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
FRI:  CLOSED
SAT:  8:00 am – 2:00 pm
SUN:  CLOSED
MON:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
TUE:  CLOSED
WED:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
THUR:  CLOSED
FRI:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
SAT:  8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.


The Sharptown and Duck Puddle Drop-off Centers only accept household trash (trash in bags or trash cans) and recyclables.