Recycling drop-off center to take place of Pasadena site

A drop-off recycling center will open Aug. 21 in Glen Burnie, replacing a Pasadena site whose popularity waned.

The new site will be in the parking lot behind Hi-Gear at Southgate Plaza Shopping Center, on Hospital Drive. The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works chose that location because it is near apartments; multi-family residences are not part of the county's curbside recycling programs, said Jody Vollmar, a department spokeswoman. It will be open every third Saturday of the month.

The old site, in Lake Shore Plaza, closed Saturday. Ms. Vollmar said that with homes in that area on curbside recycling routes, the amount of recycled items at the drop-off spot had fallen off.

Materials that may be recycled include glass bottles and jars, newspapers, aluminum and tin cans, plastic bottles and flattened corrugated cardboard boxes.


* Glen Burnie: Burglars stole tools from a home in the 100 block of Dorchester Road between 10 a.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Tuesday. The property was valued at $140.

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