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Electronics Recycling

computer recycling 

Why eCycle?


With newer, faster computers and electronics available, County residents need outlets to properly dispose of their old equipment. Computers, televisions and other electronic equipment can contain lead, mercury, cadmium and other toxic materials, which should be disposed of properly.

These items also contain valuable metals such as gold, silver and palladium that can be recycled through special programs.

See how the electronics are processed.

Alpha Ridge Landfill accepts:

  • Computer processors and accessories (please no speakers)
  • Laptop computers
  • Monitors
  • Keyboards
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • TVs
  • VCR/DVD players
  • Radios/Stereos (please no speakers)
  • CD Players
  • Phones, cell phones, pagers
  • NEW!! Holiday strands of lights
  • ...And others items with a circuit board

Recycle your electronic items and #6 Styrofoam™ at the Alpha Ridge Landfill. Residents using ARL are required to show their driver's licenses as proof of residence in Howard County.

2350 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD
410-313-6444
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8am – 4 pm

Want Other Options?

CDs & DVDs and Cases 

    Best Buy stores have FREE recycling collection for CDs & DVDs and cases. Or, visit Greendisk.com or CDRecyclingforfree.com for more information about mail-in recycling programs. Usable CDs or DVDs can be donated to your local library or charity such as Goodwill or The Salvation Army.

Game Consoles 

    Trade-in your old video games and consoles to get a credit for new items. Consider local game stores or visit EZtradein.com. 

Ink Cartridges 

    Consider retailers such as Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Walgreens and the Post Office for ink cartridge take back programs. Office retailers may offer a coupon in exchange for used cartridges.

VHS Tapes 

    If you have usable VHS tapes, you might be able to donate them to your local library or charity such as Goodwill or The Salvation Army. Or, visit ACTRecycling.org, Greendisk.com or cdrecyclingforfree.com for more information about mail-in recycling programs.

Business eCycling

    Businesses can apply for a FREE yearly permit to bring electronics to the Alpha Ridge Landfill. Please visit our Alpha Ridge Landfill webpage for current forms.

Computer Donation

For more information please contact:

410-313-6444

help@HowardCountyRecycles.org