From Harford County Government:
(Bel Air, MD) – – The Harford County Department of Public Works, Division of Environmental Services is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $33,200 grant awarded by the Maryland Department of the Environment for electronic waste recycling. The grant supports the high cost of recycling Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions and computer monitors. These items are difficult and costly to recycle due to the lead applied to the glass picture tubes.
These items are usually disposed of in the landfill. Currently, DPW will recycle and re-use the materials for new products in the marketplace. Acceptance of the CRT televisions and computer monitors at the Harford Waste Disposal Center, at no cost, begins October 27, 2014 until grant funds are depleted. Fees will apply to customers with household trash.
The Environmental Services Division is also pleased to announce a new program that recycles latex paint dropped off at the Harford Waste Disposal Center plus new copper recycling and metal recycling services, they are investing in new bin hire units so that there are more possibilities to recycle. Between April and November residents may dispose of their paint for recycling at no cost. DPW will segregate paint by color type and dispose of it by a County vendor that will recycle and sell the used paint to secondary markets. Fees apply to customers with household trash. Between December and March, the cold temperatures prevent recycling, a usable product; therefore, during that time disposal fees apply.
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.