From TVs to Electric Scooters: Baltimore County Expands Electronics Recycling Program


The partnership with Securis will allow the residents to recycle previously unaccepted items such as drones and large monitors. (Credit: Shutterstock)

BALTIMORE COUNTY - In an effort to strengthen environmental health, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPWT) has announced a significant expansion of its electronics recycling program.

In collaboration with Securis, a premier electronics recycling firm, the county is set to accommodate a broader spectrum of electronic items at recycling facilities. The expansion promises that previously unaccepted items, including CRT televisions with leaded glass, hard drives, and flat-screen monitors, will now be recyclable in Baltimore County.

"This expansion reinforces our ongoing commitment to environmental health in Baltimore County and ensures that these complex waste products are kept out of our landfills and recycled responsibly and efficiently," said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. "We encourage all residents to reduce their own e-waste by taking advantage of this enhanced service and helping to keep our communities clean and green."

Securis will further expand the county's electronics disposal options by recycling modern devices such as drones, smart gadgets, biometric equipment like smartwatches, and even electric scooters.

DPWT's Director, D'Andrea Walker, echoed Olszewski's sentiments by highlighting the program's futuristic approach.

"This isn't just about managing the electronic waste of today; it's a forward-thinking strategy designed to address future challenges," Walker said. "Our aim is a sustainable, eco-responsible future for our county."

This collaboration with Securis isn't the county's only foray into innovative recycling. Earlier this year, Baltimore County joined forces with Helpsy to introduce a novel textile recycling scheme.

Before dropping off electronic waste, county officials advise residents to double-check the details. Comprehensive information about the program, including the spectrum of accepted items, can be procured online or via the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at (410) 887-2000.

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