Commercial Recycling

City of Annapolis Commercial Recycling Program



The City's Commercial Recycling Program is available to any business within the City limits that can handle one day a week collection, pricing structure is listed below.  The City will provide the business 32 gallon containers (no lids/wheels), however the business could purchase a commercial grade wheeled cart up to 96 gallons for recycling. 

Please take notice of the following collection requirements:
  • Recycling must be placed at the the curb for collection by 6:00 am but not before 11:00pm. 
  • Containers will need to be removed immediately following collection.
  • Recyclable materials may be commingled into a City-approved recycling containers.  Below is information on Collectible and Unacceptable Materials.
  • Cardboard shall be placed in the recycling container, in paper bags, or tied into bundles not to exceed 35 pounds in weight and not to exceed one foot in thickness.
Reduce your amount of refuse and save money. 

Collectible Materials

  • Paper. Most types of paper products that comes into your home, including all cardboard boxes (examples are cracker, cereal, frozen food, dry food, pizza boxes)
  • Shredded Paper. Place shredded paper in paper bags, securely fold over the top and place in the recycling container.  Think before you shred.   Only shred paper that contains sensitive information
  • Plastic. Storage containers and rigid plastic (examples bottles, jars, jugs, buckets, flower pots, toys, lawn furniture). No Plastic Bags.
  • Metal. Aluminum/ Steel/ Tin cans, foil and pans, empty aerosol cans.
  • Glass. Bottles, jars, and containers of any color, shape and size.

Unacceptable Materials

  • Food Waste or recyclables heavily contaminated with food.
  • Although plastic trays, cups, utensils, snack bags, and film plastic can be recycled, it is not accepted within the City's Recycling program due to the problems it causes with the mechanical equipment at the processing facility.
  • Plastic bags are not acceptable for recycling at the curb due to the problems it causes with the mechanical equipment at the processing facility.Many grocery stores accept plastic bags. Check with your local grocer for more details.
  • Although Styrofoam can be recycled, it is currently not accepted within the City's recycling program. Styrofoam is a very light material and because of this it tends to contaminate other recyclables when collected in a mixed stream. To ensure that we receive the highest value for all other recyclables that the City currently accepts in the program, Styrofoam is excluded from the list of materials recyclable items.
  • Used motor oil/ antifreeze bottles even if empty.
  • Broken glass (examples are mirrors, drinking glasses).

Pricing Structure

Number of 32-Gallon Containers
Annual Fee
1 $169.00
2 $234.50
3 $299.00
4 $364.00