Recycling Facility

blue and yellow commercial recycling center.blue and yellow commercial recycling center.

WB Waste Solutions strives to improve the areas we service by providing our customers the support they need to create "greener" communities.

Recycling is an integral component of that effort. In 2017, we acquired the Olive Street Processing, a Material Recovery Facility (MRF). With this integration, we are able to help reduce the amount of materials that end up in landfills and decrease our own carbon footprint as well.

OSP offers recycling services directly to business customers and to haulers collecting recycling in DC Metro area.

In 2021, we invested $6 million in new state-of-the-art Machinex equipment, which allows us to process and divert from landfills more than 150 tons of commercial and residential recyclables per day.

OSP is dedicated to processing 100% of the materials it receives. 

blue and yellow commercial recycling center.
conveyor belt in recycling center.

For your convenience, we offer single stream recycling so all of your materials are placed in one container—there is no sorting on your part. Recycled materials are sorted, prepared and shipped to a network of industry material processors to be repurposed into products you use every day. 

  • Cardboard 
  • Aluminum/Scrap Metal 
  • Paper 
  • Plastics 

We also offer retailers, restaurants, wholesalers and shopping malls and any business with a lot of cardboard the option of cardboard-only commercial waste recycling. 

To get started with your customized commercial recycling program, simply call our office at (410) 768-1900 or complete the form and one of our knowledgeable and friendly professionals will be in touch with you shortly. 

Commercial Recycling FAQs

What is recycling?

Recycling is the process of collecting and removing materials from the waste stream and repurposing it for other uses or turning them into other products. This keeps the materials out of landfills and benefits the economy and the environment.

What items do you accept for recycling at your facility?

  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Plastic Bottles & Caps
  • Aluminum
  • Beverage Cans
  • Food Cans
  • Jars
  • Glass

What items are unacceptable at your facility?

  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Textiles
  • Carpet
  • Styrofoam
  • Clothing
  • Wax-coated Cardboard
  • Coated or Shiny Wrapping Paper
  • Light Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Wood
  • Food
  • Electronics
  • Car Parts

Do I need to separate the materials?

No, you do not need to separate the recyclables. We use a single stream recycling process, also called commingled. All of the recyclables, including newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, junk mail, etc., are placed in a single bin or dumpster and sorted by machines at our facility. We also have workers at the conveyors to screen for missed or contaminated items.

What happens to the recycled materials?

Recycled materials are considered commodities and can be sold to end-users in both domestic and international markets. Those items such as cans, bottles and cardboard boxes can be broken down into raw materials again and sold to manufacturers.