MDEQ's Office Recycling Program

MDEQ's Office Recycling Program

The MDEQ Office Recycling Program has been in place since the mid 1980s. The program's goal is to reduce the amount of office materials going to the landfill and to increase the amount of materials recycled. The program utilizes various private sector organizations to assist in recycling office materials. The program has successfully diverted thousands of pounds of materials to recycling operations rather than being sent to the landfill.

Presently the program includes the recycling of corrugated boxes, office paper, newspaper, telephone books, aluminum cans, laser and ink-jet printer cartridges, rechargeable batteries, computers and related hardware, plastic bottles and steel cans. Click here on Recycling Program Details to view specific requirements and issues that MDEQ staff must be aware of to allow the program to run smoothly.

To view the MDEQ Office Recycling Program, click on the program below. This program may take two to four minutes to download so please be patient.


Questions and comments regarding the MDEQ office recycling program can be directed to the Recycling and Solid Waste Reduction Program staff at MDEQ. We can assist in a number of ways to help get a program started in office facilities. We can provide information on local recyclers, collection containers for deskside and central collection areas, educating staff on the program and signage for collection areas. Click here on Starting a Recycling Program for more detailed information on establishing an office recycling program.