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Community Recycling Event

On the morning of Community Heritage Day (Saturday June 29, 2019) the Town will be hosting FREE document shredding and electronic recycling in the rear parking lot of the Emmitsburg Community Center from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Rain or shine. Emmitsburg residents residing in the 21727 area code only (please bring a photo ID). Please note there is a charge for paint recycling.

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: FREE. If it plugs into a wall, uses batteries, or looks like it could have done either at one time, e-end can most likely recycle it! Recycle old cell phones, laptops, computers, TVs, printers, fax machines and more! Items NOT accepted: appliances, car batteries, air conditioners, microwaves, dehumidifiers, medical equipment, and any units with sludge or mercury. There is a $15 cash charge for CTR (tube) computers and $30 cash charge for CTR (tube) televisions. E-end strictly adheres to Responsible Recycling (R2) standard to reduce electronics waste. Go to for a complete list of acceptable items.

DOCUMENT SHREDDING:  FREE. All sensitive documents will be destroyed on-site and in-person. Upon completion of shredding, a Certificate of Destruction will be given. No box limit. We will take boxes until the truck is full! Shredding provided by All-Shred Inc. For more information visit:

PAINT RECYCLING: Old paint sitting in your garage or basement? Bring your quart, 1-gallon or 5-gallon old paint cans to the event and Yuck Old Paint will take care of them. Paint must be in original cans. Both latex (water-based, enamel and acrylic) and oil-based paints accepted. Wood stains NOT accepted. $5 per can for each quart and 1-gallon container. $10 per bucket for each 5-gallon bucket. Cash, check and credit card accepted. For more information visit:

Sponsored by the Town of Emmitsburg and Emmitsburg Green Team.