In April, 2012, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill No. 1, Environmental - Recycling - Apartment Buildings and Condominiums, requiring recycling in all apartment buildings and condominiums that contain 10 or more dwelling units. The law becomes effective on October 1, 2012 (amending Section 9-1703 of the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland). Section 9-1703 (b) (12) of the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, requires each County and Baltimore City to revise its recycling plan within the Solid Waste Management Plan by October 1, 2014.
While the County will cooperate with and assist those regulated entities to comply with the law, the County does not plan to undertake responsibility for enforcement of this law either in its municipal or non-municipal areas.
Questions or comments can be directed to the County Recycling Office by email or by phone at 301-777-5933, ext. 210.