Sanitation Services

Sanitation Services consist of a number of responsibilities vital to the cleanliness, accessibility and safety of Ocean City for our residents and guests.

Public restrooms are an essential amenity throughout the city. They are used year-round with usage peaking in the exceptionally busy summer months. Our team members are dedicated to keeping these facilities clean and offering a safe sanitary atmosphere for our beach and boardwalk guests.

City Staff take care of emptying all trash and recycling receptacles throughout the city. This consist of  the boardwalk, street ends, public parking lots, playgrounds, public restrooms and the business districts.

This is a monumental undertaking during the summer season when our population grows to an estimated 150,000 residents and guests.

Ocean City also operates a recycling convenience center for property owners who wish to drop off recyclable materials such as electronics, vegetative waste, scrap metal or cardboard.
The Shelter Road Recycling Center is located just off of Tennessee Avenue near the bay.

Summer Hours
Memorial Day through Columbus Day: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Winter Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Prohibited Material              
Trash, garbage, wood, rigid plastic (non-bottles larger than 2.5 gallons), construction debris, oil, antifreeze, car parts, or motors, batteries, paints, thinners, pesticides or their containers, any hazardous waste and white goods.

General Information
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
115 East 12th Street
Ocean City,

Monday - Friday
8:45am - 4:30pm