Special Recycling Events

Special recycling events are coordinated with the Allegany County Recycling Office and Solid Waste Management Board. These events include tire recycling, electronics recycling, household hazardous waste collections, etc... These special events are not held on a regular basis, so the City will be providing information here to be inform to Cumberland residents. Additionally, as events are scheduled they will be added to Notify Me and the Main Calendar. For more information please contact the City's Environmental Specialist at 301-759-6604. 

Tire Recycling Event

2018 Allegany Co Tire Event

The Allegany County Commissioners encourage all Allegany County residents to take advantage of an upcoming opportunity to recycle unwanted tires. This event will be on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Allegany County Fairgrounds from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This event is restricted to Allegany County residents. A valid driver’s license is required. Each resident may dispose of a maximum of 20 tires. Residents with more than 20 tires must contact the Recycling Office by Friday, September 28 for authorization.

Tires from passenger vehicles and light trucks will be accepted. Tires with rims will be accepted. Standing water and debris have to be removed before disposal. Tires from businesses and commercial entities will not be accepted.

This event ensures the safe and legal disposition of all accepted tires according to the United Sates Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. The disposal fee is one dollar per tire (cash only).

Questions may be directed to Allegany County Recycling Coordinator Siera N. Wigfield, 301-777-5933 X 210, recycling@alleganygov.org.

TIRES 2018 Document


  • According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): in 2013, Americans generated about 254 million tons of trash!


How do I REDUCE my waste footprint?
  • Bring your own: Bags to the store! Coffee mug to the coffee shoppe! Reusable container to a restaurant! 
  • Buy used over new
  • Fix what you already own
  • Start a backyard compost
  • Use cloth napkins and towels instead of paper
  • Take packaging into consideration when shopping, look for minimal or recyclable packaging


How do I REUSE more?


  • Allegany County's Recycling Office keeps a comprehensive list of how/where to recycle various items.

Please visit here often for **NEW**  **UPDATED** special recycling events!!!