Kent County Recycling and Waste Disposal Marty Holden, Division Chief, Environmental Operations PH: 410-778-7439 | FAX: 410-778-7424 | Email: email@example.com 709 Morgnec Road, Suite 104, Chestertown MD 21620 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – On January 1, 2022, a residential disposal permit will be required, along with disposal coupons, to dispose of waste at all Kent County drop-off centers. The permit will ensure that only Kent County property owners/residents are utilizing the Kent County operated facilities. Proof of residency/property ownership will be required to obtain the permit. Click on "DISPOSAL PERMIT" tab below for information and printable application. No business, commercial or contractor waste permitted. DISPOSAL FEES:Disposal Permit Sticker: $10.00Disposal Coupon Book: $60.00 SPECIAL EVENT: Household Hazardous Waste Event – Saturday, October 30, 2021 Drop-off Centers Frequently Asked Questions Disposal Permit Recycling Guidelines Coupon Books Drop-off Centers Select a location below Sharptown Sharptown SharptownDrop-off Center5809 Crosby Rd.Rock Hall, MD 21661 410-639-7044 DISPOSAL FEES:Disposal Permit Sticker: $10.00Disposal Coupon Book: $60.00(Book of 15 Coupons)Recyclables: FREE HOURS OF OPERATION SUN: CLOSEDMON: CLOSED TUE: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmWED: CLOSED THUR: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmFRI: CLOSEDSAT: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Located one mile east of Rock Hall. It is accessible from routes 20 and 288. What to do with it! HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE, trash, and refuse normally disposed of by Kent County residents. Householdgarbage 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 Duck PuddleDrop-off Center30480 Duck Puddle Rd.Kennedyville, MD 21645410-648-5461 DISPOSAL FEES:Disposal Permit Sticker: $10.00Disposal Coupon Book: $60.00(Book of 15 Coupons)Recyclables: FREE HOURS OF OPERATION SUN: CLOSEDMON: CLOSEDTUE: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmWED: CLOSEDTHUR: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmFRI: CLOSEDSAT: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, 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! HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE, trash, and refuse normally disposed of by Kent County residents. Householdgarbage 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 NicholsonDrop-off Center23750 Larney Nick Rd.Chestertown, MD 21620410-778-6665 DISPOSAL FEES:Disposal Permit Sticker: $10.00Disposal Coupon Book: $60.00(Book of 15 Coupons)Recyclables: FREE HOURS OF OPERATION SUN: CLOSEDMON: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmTUE: CLOSEDWED: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmTHUR: CLOSEDFRI: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmSAT: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Located five miles Northwest of Chestertown. It is accessible by Routes 20 and 298 off Earl Nicholson Road. Household Recycling/Solid Waste Drop Off HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE, trash, and refuse normally disposed of by Kent County residents. Householdgarbage 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 (Refrigerators & AC Units) 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 tireNO TRACTOR/HEAVY TRUCK OR COMMERCIAL TIRES ACCEPTED CONCRETE, BRICKS, STONE : 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load YARD WASTE: Brush, Limbs (Not to exceed 8" in diameter), Leaves, Grass & Yard Clippings. The following coupons are required: Pickup truck or trailer load------------------------NO CHARGE Mixed loads (yard waste & trash)----------------One (1) Coupon Required Pickup truck & trailer loaded----------------------Two (2) Coupons Required Vehicle larger than a pickup truck---------------Two (2) Coupons Required RECYCLABLES: A Coupon IS NOT required if you only drop off Recyclables: Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Plastic Bottles & Jugs, Tin/Steel Aluminum Cans, Clear, Brown & Green Glass, Lead Acid Batteries (Car/truck & Lawn Mower Batteries) Used Motor Oil and Antifreeze, Boat Shrink Wrap, Computers and Computer Components, Cooking Oil, Wall-mount Mercury Thermostats. No commercial or contractor waste permitted except for recyclables and yard waste Materials not accepted at Nicholson LAND CLEARING WASTES:Animal manure, pesticides, herbicides, animal bedding, agriculture produce, animal feed, putrescible waste, andfertilizers. (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, orother solvents or their containers, creosote or otherpreservatives or their containers, cement used fortiles, paneling, carpet or other adhesives, and othersolid waste which may contain an unacceptablesubstance as may be determined by the administrationto be unacceptable. THE FOLLOWING ARE SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED:All Asbestos materials, (shingles, siding)Controlled Hazardous substances in any quantitiesLiquid wastes or any waste containing free liquids except cooking oilSpecial medical wastesRadioactive materialsSeptage or sewage scavenger wasteAutomobiles or auto partsAnimal carcassesIncineration ash materialChemical or Petroleum spill cleanup materialIndustrial wastePutrescible waste Frequently Asked Questions Kent County Homeowners Recycling & Disposal Antifreeze Accepted FREE of charge at all Kent County Drop-off Centers Batteries Household Batteries – Alkaline: Kent County does not have a recycling program for household batteries. Most alkaline batteries currently on the market apparently have less mercury in them than previous products. Therefore, some industry representatives recommend disposal with regular solid waste as an appropriate option. Common household batteries are exempt from hazardous waste regulations and can therefore legally be disposed of with household trash. The Recycling Program does encourage citizens to recycle if possible. You can purchase a recycling container online http://www.call2recycle.org/locator/ or call 1-800-8 Battery Lead Acid Batteries - Car, truck, motorcycle, marine can be recycled at the Nicholson Drop-off Center free of charge. Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) Batteries - These batteries are commonly found in camcorders, laptop computers, cellular and cordless telephones, portable power tools and other devices. These batteries can be recycled at sites participating in the Charge Up to Recycle! Program. For information and the nearest location call 1-800-8 Battery or http://www.call2recycle.org/locator/ JBK Hardware in Chestertown, Lowes & Home Depot have accepted these rechargeable batteries in the past. Car/Auto Disposal & Donations Metal Scrap/Junk Yards Bennett & Cohey Rt. 213 Between Chestertown and Church Hill 410-778-3462 Donate to a Charity: http://maryland.wheelsforwishes.org/. Goodwill Car Donation Kars 4 Kids Vehicles for Veterans https://kidscardonations.org/locations/maryland/ Clothing/Textiles Accepted FREE of charge at all Kent County Drop-off Centers Infinity Recycling – Millington, MD 410-928-3333 Hidden Treasures - 711 Washington Ave. Chestertown, MD 410-778-1219 Nearly New Shop 320 High St. Chestertown, MD 410-778-1781 Computers & Computer Components Accepted FREE of charge at the Nicholson Drop-off Center Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event CRT Monitors are not accepted for recycling but can be delivered to the Nicholson Drop-off Center for disposal. Cooking Oil/Grease Accepted FREE of charge at the Nicholson Drop-off Center Fluorescent Bulbs Recycling/disposal of fluorescent bulbs/tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL’s): Current Maryland laws and regulations allow citizens and many entities with less than 200 kg of mercury-containing bulbs (equivalent of approximately 720 4-foot T12 type bulbs) to dispose of mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs with solid waste. Maryland law does require hazardous waste generators and entities with more than 200 kg of mercury containing bulbs per year that do not pass the TCLP test to send the bulbs to a recycling or hazardous waste facility. Bulbs that pass the TCLP are exempt from requirements to recycle bulbs. Some manufacturers sell bulbs with green colored end caps that claim to pass the TCLP test. http://www.mde.state.md.us/assets/document/CFLQA.pdf Kent County along with the Midshore Regional Recycling Program (MRRP) hosts two Household Hazardous Waste Events each year. CFL's and Fluorescent bulbs are collected from Homeowners (No Businesses or Contractors) during the event. Visit https://www.menv.com/data/services/pdf/service-122.pdf for more information. The following stores have collected fluorescent bulbs in the past: LowesHome DepotIkea There is a fairly extensive list of lamp recycling companies at: http://www.lamprecycle.org some of the companies at this web site and other companies offer “Pre-Paid Return Packages”. Furniture To include wooden chairs, dressers, tables, etc. Oversized household items such as beds, mattresses, sofas, televisions, etc. Accepted at the Nicholson Drop-off Center 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load. Gasoline Accepted at the Centreville Transfer Station in Queen Anne’s County (401 Harper Rd. Centreville, MD) and during the Household Hazardous Waste Events each year. Kent County residents are permitted to use this site only, NOT FOR COMMERCIAL/BUINESS USE; 5 Gallon limit per year. Household Hazardous Waste Household chemicals, oil-based paints, thinners, stains, pesticides, insecticides, gas, etc. are accepted during the semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Events operated by the Maryland Environmental Service. Latex Paint Latex paint is not harmful to the environment with no restrictions for disposal. If the paint is usable, we recommend reuse as a first choice - for example via freebies section in newspaper, www.freecycle.org, craigslist - eastern shore, freebies, give it to a friend etc. There is also Rebuilding Together (Kent County) 410-778-6611. As far as disposal in your trash, Kent County facilities, Chestertown collection services or at the Midshore II Landfill, the issue is that the facilities will not accept liquids, so solidifying is required. You might consider a larger container such as old drywall bucket and an absorbent. (sand saw dust or cat litter) then you should be able to put it in the trash within the rules & regulations. There is also a company that collects latex paint (see below). Depending on the amount of paint that you have, this company may respond or accept the material at their facility. repaintusa.com Brian 302-377-7329 Mercury Thermostats Mercury Thermostats are now being accepted at the Nicholson Drop-off Center FREE of charge. Wall-mounted Mercury Thermostats must be intact with cover. Not accepted: Mercury Bulbs, Liquid Mercury or Leaking Mercury Thermostats. For more information Click Here or contact the Environmental Operations Division 410-778-7448. Metal Scrap metal is accepted at the Nicholson Drop-off Center - 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load Mowers - Garden Tractors & Push Mowers All fluids and tires must be removed - Accepted at the Nicholson Drop-off Center Rubble/Construction Debris Building material such as wood, roofing shingles, insolation, drywall, carpet, cabinets etc. are accepted at the Nicholson Drop-off Center 1 Coupon Per Vehicle Load. NO ASBESTOS MATERIAL PERMITTED Used Motor Oil Accepted FREE of charge at all Drop-off Centers Plastic Grocery Bags Return plastic bags and films to labeled receptacles, available at some grocery and retail outlets. Do not include food or cling wrap, biodegradable bags, or film that has been painted or has excessive glue. Food Lion - Millington, MD Bayside Foods – Rock Hall, MD Royal Farms Stores The Town of Chestertown has a plastic bag ban that went into effect January 19, 2012 Prescription Drugs Accepted at the following locations: Kent County Sheriff’s Office 104 Vickers Drive Unit B Chestertown Chestertown Police Department 601 High St. Chestertown Rock Hall Police Department 5885 North Main St. Rock Hall Propane Tanks Poore’s Propane 1010 Washington Ave. Chestertown, MD 410-778-0002 Accepted during the Household Hazardous Waste Events each year Shrink Wrap from Boats/Vessels Accepted FREE of charge at the Nicholson Drop-off Center - Must be free of zippers, debris, ropes & string. Tires Passenger Car and Lite Truck Tires: Accepted at the Nicholson Drop-off Center at a cost of one (1) coupon per tire, (A limit of 4 tires per year). Midshore II Regional Landfill 410-634-9304 Address: 11930 Holly Rd. Ridgely, MD 21660 Companies that will provide collection from residents and businesses: Grove Pt. Tire Collection Earlville, MD (Cecil County) 410-275-9102 Or 443-553-1512 (Car=$2.25 Per Tire & Lt. Tk.= $3.00 Per Tire Anderson Tire Recycling Delmar, Delaware 302-846-3316 Televisions & Electronics (computers not included) Accepted free during the Household Hazardous Waste Events each year Household Hazardous Waste Event – Saturday, September 26, 2020 Accepted at the Nicholson Drop-off Center for disposal if recycling option is not available. A coupon is required. Vessel/Boats Disposal or Donation R.B. Bakers - Rubble Landfill Queenstown, MD 410-827-8831 Midshore II Regional Landfill 11930 Holly Rd. Ridgely, MD 410-634-9304 MJ Marine Salvage Chester, MD 224-944-3451 Harbor Diving & Salvage Annapolis, MD 410-991-7767 Donate to a charity: Boat Angel Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Kars 4 Kids Yard Waste/Brush Brush, Limbs, (Not to exceed 8" in diameter), Yard Clippings, Leaves, Grass - No Charge Asphalt/Blacktop Accepted at Brambles Construction Company, 705 Morgnec Rd. Chestertown, MD 21620 410-778-3023 Disposal Permit Click here for Disposal Permit Sticker Application Permits go on sale November 1st Disposal Permit Information Description/Purpose for a Residential Disposal Permit The purpose behind the new residential disposal permit is to ensure that only Kent County residents are disposing of waste at the Kent County Drop-off Centers. This disposal permit will help prevent non-residents and commercial users from driving up disposal costs by illegally using the drop-off centers. Residential Disposal Permit Implementation/Directions Starting January 1, 2022, residents of Kent County must obtain an Annual Residential disposal permit/sticker to use the drop- off centers in Kent County (Nicholson, Sharptown & Duck Puddle). Disposal Coupon Books will continue to be utilized during Year 2022 in conjunction with the permit/sticker. Vehicles without a permit sticker and required number of coupons will not be allowed to dispose of waste at the drop-off centers. A disposal permit/sticker will not be required for residents using the drop-off centers for recycling only. During the application process, residents will verify residency in Kent County (property address, tax/utility bill). The residential disposal permits will be sold at the Kent County Finance Department starting on November 1st. Applicants may apply in person at the below address, or complete the application, make check payable to County Commissioners of Kent County and mail payment along with proof of Kent County residency to: Kent County Finance Department 400 High St.Chestertown, MD 21620 Permit Application - Property Owner To obtain a disposal permit sticker, the property owner must return the completed application with proof of Kent County property ownership and payment in person or by mail at the above address. A disposal permit application will also be available on-line to ensure citizens are aware of the information needed and allow completion of form prior to arriving at the County Finance Office. Permit Application - Renters Renter applicants must have the completed application, copy of vehicle registration, and provide the necessary proof of residency, lease/rental agreement, or utility bill. Disposal Permit Fee – Year 2022 Year 2022 Annual Disposal Permit Fee $10.00 The permit will be good for a Calendar Year. A second permit can be purchased for $10.00. A copy of a vehicle registration card confirming vehicle is registered to the property owner will be required. Permits will be replaced for the following circumstances if proper documentation is provided at a price of $10.00: Sale of a vehicle Theft of a vehicle Loss of windshield Disposal Permit Sticker The disposal permit/sticker must be affixed to the exterior of the vehicle's windshield at the lower corner of the driver's side. Vehicle must be registered to the property owner/name of applicant. A disposal permit/sticker not properly affixed to exterior windshield will not be considered valid. Disposal permits may not be transferred to another vehicle or persons. No business/commercial or contractor waste permitted except for recyclables. Municipality Residents/Private Sector Trash Removal Citizens that live in a municipality or have private sector trash removal that may only want to use the Nicholson Facility once or twice a year will be required to purchase a permit. There are other options to consider: Scrap metal, appliances, batteries are accepted at Bennett & Cohey who pays for most scrap metal. Approximately 4.6 Miles from Chestertown – 7 minutes. Rubble material can be delivered to Bakers Rubble Landfill or Midshore Regional Landfill where you can pay by credit card/cash. (Tip Fee: $70.00 Per Ton). Bakers is approximately 21.8 miles from Chestertown - 29 minutes. Municipal trash and bulk items can be delivered to the Midshore Regional Landfill where you can pay by credit card/cash, (Tip Fee: $67.00 Per Ton). Approximately 27.5 miles from Chestertown - 38 minutes. There are multiple handyman services in the county that offer cleanup/collection of bulk items. Private sector waste haulers also offer curbside collection of bulk items. 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) Worton Park Maintenance – parking lot10932 Worton Rd.Worton, MD 21678 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. Thank you for recycling! RECYCLE PLEASE DO PLEASE DO NOT Mixed PaperNewspaper MagazinesCataloguesOffice PaperPhone BooksHard Cover BooksJunk MailEnvelopes with WindowsShredded PaperAll PaperPaperboard Cereal BoxesShoe BoxesToilet Paper Rolls Paper Towel RollsSoda & Beer CartonsSnack 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 Do Not Place Cardboard in Mixed Paper Container Cardboard - Keep all cardboard clean - Always unfold & flatten boxes - No wax–coated cardboard - No packing peanuts, styrofoam, or other types of packing material. 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 dinnerwareor frozen food trays. 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 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 Kent County drop-off center for the disposal of household trash, you must first obtain a Kent County residential disposal permit and a coupon book. The disposal permit sticker will only be sold to Kent County property owners and cost $10. A book of coupons cost $60 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 Acme (Chestertown) JBK's Hardware Store (Chestertown) Suds N Soda (Chestertown) Village Hardware (Rock Hall) Molly's Mart (Kennedyville) Facility Operating Hours SharptownDrop–off Center Duck Puddle Drop–off Center Nicholson Drop-off Center SUN: CLOSEDMON: CLOSED TUE: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmWED: CLOSED THUR: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmFRI: CLOSEDSAT: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm SUN: CLOSEDMON: CLOSEDTUE: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmWED: CLOSEDTHUR: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmFRI: CLOSEDSAT: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm SUN: CLOSEDMON: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmTUE: CLOSEDWED: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmTHUR: CLOSEDFRI: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmSAT: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. The Sharptown and Duck Puddle Drop-off Centers only accept household trash (trash in bags or trash cans) and recyclables.