Rigid Plastic Recycling

Acceptable Plastics

The types of plastics that will be accepted include (but are not limited to):

  • Plastic toys (such as playhouses and swimming pools)
  • Plastic buckets (including buckets with metal handles)
  • Plastic milk/soda crates
  • Plastic laundry baskets
  • Plastic lawn furniture
  • Plastic coolers
  • Plastic totes and sweater boxes
  • Plastic drums
  • Plastic pet carriers
  • Plastic flower pots and trays (clean, no soil plant material)
  • Plastic water bottles (five gallon or larger)
  • Plastic recycling bins or garbage cans
  • Plastic shelving
  • Plastic automotive parts (bed liners, bumpers, grills, side-view mirrors, hubcaps, head lights and rear lights etc.)
  • Plastic pallets
  • Plastic Trex wood (Note: please bring to the Alpha Ridge Residents' Convenience Center and place in the rigid plastic dumpster)

Unacceptable Plastics

The types of plastics that cannot be accepted include:

  • Plastic clam shells (click here for examples)
  • PVC pipe/tubing
  • Vinyl siding
  • Styrofoam or polystyrene
  • Plastic medical waste
  • Plastics that have been contaminated by petroleum products and/or hazardous waste

Recycle Curbside

Mixed rigid plastics are collected curbside from residences provided they are under 4 feet in length, less than 4 inches in diameter and under 40 pounds.


Recycle at the Alpha Ridge Convenience Center

Residents can place rigid plastics into a large roll-off marked “Rigid Plastic.” If there is any question about whether a plastic object is recyclable or not, please check with the guardhouse or call 410-313-6444. Please be advised, rigid plastics should not be placed into the compactors that collect single-stream recycling material.

Alpha Ridge Landfill is located at 2350 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, and is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.