Baltimore County asks residents with unwanted household electronics to first contact electronics manufacturers or retailers to inquire about an electronics take-back or recycling program. Some electronics manufacturers and retailers may have convenient programs for recycling electronics that are free or low-cost.
Another option for residents is to donate unwanted electronics to a charity or reuse organization. Residents are urged to contact the charity/organization first to ensure that the material they plan to donate will be accepted. For contact information regarding charities and reuse organizations that accept electronics and other items, residents may consult the Baltimore County Reuse Directory (PDF).
Baltimore County residents may also drop off the following household electronics for recycling at all three County drop-off facilities:
- CPUs, keyboards, printers, laptops, scanners, cables, and cords
- VCRs and DVD players
- Telephones (including cell phones and answering machines)
- Fax machines
- Video display devices
Recycling TVs and monitors has become increasingly difficult. These items will now be accepted at County drop-off facilities for disposal rather than recycling.
These drop-off facilities are for household electronics only. No business or institutional materials will be accepted.
Revised December 31, 2013