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You may be recycling and not even realize it.

Do you separate from your trash:
  • professionally shredded paper?
  • cardboard?
  • tires?
  • motor oil?
  • rigid plastics?
  • scrap metal?
  • cooking oil?
  • yard debris?
  • electronics?
  • any other material?

Help your county meet its Maryland Recycling Act goal.

Each county is required to annually report to the State of Maryland how much waste was generated, and how much was recycled in each county. Each county is required to meet a minimum recycling rate based upon population. A reporting survey was mailed in January 2018 to all businesses, haulers and processors that operated in Calvert County in 2017.

Download the reporting survey from this webpage for your convenience. Calvert County appreciates your assistance.

If you process recyclable materials, use the Processor Form.
If you haul recyclable materials, use the Hauler Form.
If you own any other type of business, use the Business Form.
If you have questions, call 410-326-0210 or view the FAQ page.

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Reminder: County Residential Special Events

The next residential paper shredding recycling event is: 
Saturday, February 24th at Huntingtown High School, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Postcards with 2018 dates were mailed to county households. View all the 2018 dates and details on residential paper shredding recycling events.

The next business paper shredding recycling event is:
Tuesday, May 8th at College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus (rear parking lot),
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
View all the 2018 dates and details on business paper shredding recycling events.

The next residential household hazardous waste event is:
Household Hazardous Waste Events will resume again in 2018. Dates for 2018 will be mailed to residents and posted on the website soon.
Important details on household hazardous waste events

Calvert County Recycling Guide Available Online

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Division Overview

The Solid Waste Division monitors the operation of the Appeal Landfill, Appeal Transfer Station, seven convenience center locations, recycling activities, a bulk pick-up item program and environmental monitoring for the Appeal and Barstow landfills.

The Division is also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.


To provide all customers with efficient, cost effective, reliable and safe management of Calvert County's solid waste and recycling activities.

Division Contacts

Michael Thomas, Solid Waste Division Chief

William Teter, Recycling Coordinator


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Contact Us
Michael Thomas
Division Chief

William Teter
Recycling Coordinator

Appeal Landfill
401 Sweetwater Rd.
P.O. Box 1330
Lusby, MD 20657

Ph: 410-326-0210
Ph: 800-560-1004

Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
(residential bagged trash and paper and commingled recycling only, scales are closed)
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