Recycling

Recycling Facility & Convenience Centers
Wicomico County currently owns and operates the Newland Park Landfill (NPLF) located on Brick Kiln Road, northwest of the city of Salisbury. The site covers approximately 125 acres. The facility on a daily average processes 290 tons of solid waste along with a regional recycling facility that processes recyclable materials for end users.

In addition, it also operates 11 convenience centers, (that accept recyclables) and nine recycling convenience drop-off centers. Convenience centers are for the use of homeowners to dispose of their household garbage and recyclables. A permit is required for the disposal of household garbage, whereas no permit is required to deposit recyclable materials in our recycling containers located in our convenience center drop-off stations. Permits are issued each fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). 

View more information about the recycling drop-off centers.

Permits
Permits are sold only to residents of Wicomico County. Year-round residents must show proof of residence (such as a driver's license). Seasonal residents must show proof of ownership of a vacation or second home in Wicomico County (such as a Wicomico County property tax bill). A separate application must be obtained for each home. No more than two permits (stickers) will be allowed for one household for a total fee of $60.

Permits are assigned only to the vehicles of the applications address. A non-motorized trailer does not need a permit, but the vehicle pulling it does. Permit stickers must be stuck on the assigned vehicles.

No one will be allowed to carry stickers in wallets, purses, or displayed in plastic see-thru pouches. The permit allows the resident to use, with no further charge, the household waste convenience centers only. A tipping fee will be charged for any solid waste disposed of directly at the Newland Park Landfill locate don Brick Kiln Road in Salisbury. Citizens who seldom use these convenience centers have an option of not buying these stickers. Instead, they can go to the landfill located on Brick Kiln Road, go across the scales, and pay the tipping fee in cash based on their weight at the rate of $60 per ton.

Things Which Cannot Be Recycled
  • Ceramics
  • Clay Pots
  • Crystal
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Foam Products
  • Heat Resistant Ovenware
  • Light Bulbs
  • Mirrors
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Glasses
  • Plastic Knives, Forks, Spoons
  • Toys
  • Window Glass