Released on October 2, 2020 - 9:03am

Stop the presses! The City's Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event is back!

Mayor Moe is pleased to announce the return of the Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding event this fall.  Gather up your old documents and electronics and come down to Public Works, 305-307 First Street, on Saturday, October 172020, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Coronavirus Precautions Will be in Effect

The event will be run differently from years past due to COVID19.  Residents must:

  • Stay in their vehicles,
  • Wear masks,
  • Have ID ready,
  • Put items for shredding and drop off in the trunks of their cars (where possible).

All vehicles must enter through the First Street entrance like years past, however only one car at a time will be allowed in the yard.  We are expecting lines and waits, so please show up early!  Our laborers will remove the items from the trunks of your car for this event.

Avoid the Lines!

We are expecting long lines and long waits for this event.  If you only have electronics for drop-off, schedule a Bulky Pickup for October 21st instead!

The City will waive the extra charges for electronics on October 21st bulky item pickup.  There will still be the $10 base fee for the pickup which covers most other small household items you might want to put out.

Other Important Information

This event is for City residents and City businesses only.  Addresses will be verified at the gate. You must show proof of City residency or be able to confirm your Laurel business address (mail or business card) to participate.  Please be sure to check that your address is within the city limits.  Not every location in "Laurel, Maryland" is within the city boundaries.

Montpelier, South Laurel, West Laurel, Maryland City, the Russet, all areas of Laurel in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Montgomery County are not in the City limits and cannot participate in this event.  Please be sure to check your address in advance!  You can call the Department of Economic and Community Development at 301-725-5300 ext. 2303, or visit the City’s website to check the map for your address

Electronic Recyclables Includes: Electronic devices that are used for entertainment media such as movies, music, video games and their accessories.  We will be accepting computer monitors, CPUs, CD/DVD/VCR players, radios, printers, keyboards, televisions, stereos, speakers, game stations, AC adaptors and other similar items. If it plays music, video, video games, or an accessory to something that does - it counts! Things such as microwaves, vacuum cleaners, blenders, toaster ovens and other electrical items that may have a digital display are not considered electronics for this event.

Chesapeake Paper Systems will be on site with their shredding truck to shred your documents safely.  You can drop your documents off or wait in your car and watch them get put into the shredder!  They will also accept films such as X-rays for shredding, however films will be taken back to their facility for shredding and cannot be shredded in the truck on site Saturday morning.

 If you have questions about this event or other Department of Public Works services, please call at 301-725-0088 or email [email protected]

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