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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 webpage.

Submit Your Bid

We are now accepting bids from Thursday, March 15 to Friday, March 23 at noon. Prior to submitting your bid, please review the solicitation document below for each material you bid on and Attachments A, B and C (PDFs).

Commodity: Aluminum

Details: Aluminum bid language and specifications

Commodity: Mixed Paper

Details: Mixed paper bid language and specifications

Commodity: Old Corrugated Cardboard (OCC)

Details: OCC bid language and specifications

Commodity: Plastic Variants

Details: Plastic bid language and specifications

Commodity: Steel Cans

Details: Steel Can language and specifications

To submit your bid or for help starting the bidding process, email

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. We welcome potential buyers to observe our quality program tests. If you are interested in observing, please email to coordinate a visit.

An upcoming quality test will be held Wednesday, April 11.

Next Bid Period

The next bid period starts on April 12 and ends on April 20 at noon.

Revised March 15, 2018         


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