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Recyclable Commodities—Current Solicitations

Bid on Baltimore County's Recycled Materials

Baltimore County operates a single-stream materials recovery facility (MRF) at 10275 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030. The facility processes:

  • Aluminum
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Plastic variants
  • Steel cans

The County markets recovered recyclable material on a monthly basis. We accept bids for the next month’s materials approximately 10 working days prior to the end of the current month. Bids are due four days prior to the last working day before the end of the month (the schedule may change for holidays). The County will email pricing requests to vendors who have purchased or expressed interest in purchasing recyclable commodities. Pricing requests will also be posted on this web page.

Quality Tests

Single-stream recycling efforts are committed to achieving excellent commodity quality while conducting business in an open, transparent and stakeholder-focused way. We conduct monthly moisture and contaminant quality tests on our highest volume products—mixed paper and old corrugated cardboard (OCC). We welcome potential buyers to observe our quality program tests. If you are interested in observing, please email to coordinate a visit.

Upcoming quality tests are scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, and Saturday, December 16.

Submit Your Bid

Email for help on starting the bidding process. Prior to submitting your bid, please review the solicitation document below for each material you bid on and Attachments A, B and C (PDF).

Next Bid Period

The next bid period starts on October 20 and ends on October 26. The following links are PDFs that open to a new window.

Commodity: Aluminum
Aluminum bid language and specifications

Commodity: Mixed Paper
Mixed paper bid language and specifications

Commodity: OCC
OCC bid language and specifications

Commodity: Plastic Variants
Plastic bid language and specifications

Commodity: Steel Cans
Steel cans bid language and specifications

Revised October 19, 2017         


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