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The Maryland Environmental Service
(MES) has a statewide marketing program for recyclables. The goal of the program is to
help local governments secure long-term processing capacity and to obtain the best prices
for material. The program has four key components:
- Recycling industry analysis to identify markets
- Offering high quality materials
- Providing consistent, high quantities of materials
- Demand for end products through buy recycled programs.
MES currently operates Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) on behalf of Baltimore
County and Montgomery County.
The Baltimore County Resource Recovery Facility (BCRRF) is located in Cockeysville, MD, in
the Northern section of Baltimore County, BCRRF includes a Materials Recovery Facility
(MRF) to process recyclable paper and containers. Baltimore County owns the MRF and the
Maryland Environmental Service (MES) operates it. The facility processes approximately 140
tons per day of corrugated and #6 and #8 newsprint and approximately 30 tons per day of
containers (steel and aluminum cans; clear, brown and green glass; and PET and HDPE narrow
neck plastic bottles). The facility processes material from curbside programs in Baltimore
County and Harford County and from commercial businesses in Baltimore County.
The Montgomery County Materials Recycling Facility is located in Derwood, MD, near
Rockville, the County seat. The Recycling Facility processes recyclable containers and
transfers newsprint and mixed paper (from one pilot program) for recycling. Montgomery
County owns the Recycling Facility and the Maryland Environmental Service (MES) operates
it. The facility processes approximately 80 tons per day of commingled
material and receives and transfers approximately 250 tons per day of mixed paper
to Office Paper Systems in Gaithersburg. The Facility
processes material from residential collection programs in the County.