The Maryland Recycling Act (MRA) requires Harford County to recycle at least 35% of the waste generated in the County. Traditionally, Harford County has been a leader in recycling, maintaining one of the highest recycling rates in the state. As of December 2017 (the last year for which figures are available) Harford's recycling rate was 40.91%.
Businesses that recycle material generated in Harford County provide valuable contributions to this rate. Businesses that self-report their recycling amounts assist Harford County in maintaining our recycling rate.