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Recyclable Commodities

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.

Email to add your company to our monthly solicitation emails.

Submit Your Bid!

Bidding is now open! 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) We are accepting bids until Friday, September 20, 2019 at noon. The following links are PDFs that open to a new window:

Commodity: Aluminum

Details: Aluminum bid language and specifications

Commodity: Mixed Paper

Details: Mixed paper bid language and specifications

Commodity: OCC

Details: OCC bid language and specifications

Commodity: Plastic Variants

Details: Plastic bid language and specifications

Commodity: Steel Cans

Details: Steel cans bid language and specifications

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.

Next Quality Test and Bid Period

The next quality test will be held Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. The next bid period starts on October 17, 2019 and ends Friday, October 25, 2019 at noon.

Revised September 12, 2019         


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