The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has expanded its electronics recycling program, a key initiative to promote sustainability and environmental responsibility. The county is now accepting more electronics and is accepting audio and video tapes for recycling.

Mattresses and box springs are also recyclable at the Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center in Derwood. The new recycling program provides an opportunity for community members to responsibly dispose of old mattresses and box springs and will greatly reduce waste. The list of additional recyclable electronics includes:

  • Audio tapes
  • Cameras
  • Clocks
  • Drones
  • Empty printer ink and toner cartridges
  • Remote controls
  • Small handheld electric tools
  • Small handheld vacuum cleaners
  • Surveillance cameras
  • VHS/cassette tapes

“The expansion of our county’s recycling programs aligns with our ongoing commitment to combatting climate change and reaching our goals for Zero Waste,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “This program makes it easier for community members and businesses to recycle their electronic devices responsibly as we all work together to reduce waste and recycle more.”

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