From Harford County government:
Harford County government is pleased to offer a recycling collection day for agricultural film plastics and marina shrink wrap film on Friday, April 10, 2015, there will be a few garbage bins available for recycling. The collection will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Harford Waste Disposal Center Mulch and Compost Facility located at 3135 Scarboro Road in Street. This event is free to county residents and businesses. Proof of residence is required.
Film plastics are difficult to recycle, and previously, Harford County farmers and marinas had few options other than disposal with their trash. The Harford County Department of Public Works, Division of Environmental Services has identified a regional vendor willing to accept and pay for the receipt of the material as well as the garbage hauling. This vendor specializes in recycling agricultural film plastic and sells the collected material to secondary markets for re-use into new products.
Film plastics acceptable for recycling include white bale wrap, super sack feed bags, clear stretch wrap, clear greenhouse covers, drip tape, polypropylene baler twine, stacked polystyrene greenhouse trays and boat shrink wrap film. Plastic should be reasonably clean, dry, and separated by type of material into bundles able to be handled by one person. The plastic should be rolled or folded tightly to conserve space.
Besides film plastics, residents are also encouraged to start copper recycling. County residents can regularly recycle scrap metal, propane tanks, textiles, electronics, rechargeable batteries and more for free at the Harford Waste Disposal Center. The Harford Waste Disposal Center is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information, please visit www.harfordrecycles.org or call the Office of Recycling at 410-638-3417.
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