Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Labor Day 2015 - modified recycling and trash collection schedule; Transfer Station closed

Monday, September 7, 2015 - Labor Day - is a recycling and trash collection holiday. After the holiday, all County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide, and be one day later than normal.

If your collection day is
Your collection day this week is
Monday Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Tuesday Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Wednesday Thursday, September 10, 2015
Thursday Friday, September 11, 2015
Friday Saturday, September 12, 2015

If you have questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please contact the Montgomery County Customer Service Center (MC311) at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850) or @311MC311.

If you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, or if you live in a municipality, our schedule announcements may not apply to your trash service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

Get our full 2015 holiday calendar, customized for your address.

Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

Transfer Station location, hours and other details
  • Saturday, September 5, 2015: Open with normal hours.
  • Sunday, September 6, 2015: Open with normal hours.
  • Monday, September 7, 2015: Entire facility closed.

Poolesville Beauty Spot

Beauty Spot location, hours and other details
  • Saturday, September 5, 2015: Open with normal hours.
  • Sunday, September 6, 2015: Open with normal hours.

Pick up a compost bin

Be ready for those autumn leaves! The Fall season is a great time to start or enhance composting in your yard. We have compost bins available at 20 locations. Have questions? We're just a call or click away.

Mulch a tree in 6 easy steps

See how to properly mulch a tree in 6 easy steps. As you do winter garden prep, spot and remove those mulch volcanoes!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Transfer Station assists Pepco with transformer delivery





When weight restrictions on nearby roads and bridges posed challenges to delivering a 314,900 pound electrical transformer, a Pepco contractor approached the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection for assistance.

The best way to get the transformer to Pepco's Norbeck Substation in Rockville was to send it by train to the rail yard at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. From there, a truck would haul it to the substation. 

We developed a Right of Entry and Access Agreement which was executed by all affected parties, including our operations contractors. 

Everyone assisted in making the delivery a success! The transformer was moved from the rail yard using specialized equipment and a trailer designed to distribute the weight of the transformer over many axles.  It left the site under police escort last night, July 22, 2015.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Independence Day 2015 - normal recycling and trash collection schedule; Transfer Station closed

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Independence Day - All County-provided recycling and trash collections before and after the holiday will be made on their normal schedule.

If your collection day is
Your collection day this week is
Monday Monday, June 29, 2015 (no change)
Tuesday Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (no change)
Wednesday Wednesday, July 1, 2015 (no change)
Thursday Thursday, July 2, 2015 (no change)
Friday Friday, July 3, 2015 (no change) - collection will occur on the “observed” holiday

If you have questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please contact the Montgomery County Customer Service Center (MC311) at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850) or @311MC311.

If you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, or if you live in a municipality, our schedule announcements may not apply to your trash service -- check with your hauler or community manager.
 
Sign up for holiday reminders, customized for your address.

Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

Transfer Station location, hours and other details
  • Friday, July 3, 2015: Recycling and trash drop-offs open with normal hours; administrative offices closed.
  • Saturday, July 4, 2015: Entire facility closed.
  • Sunday, July 5, 2015: Open with normal hours.
Poolesville Beauty Spot

Beauty Spot location, hours and other details
  • Saturday, July 4, 2015: Closed.
  • Sunday, July 5, 2015: Open with normal hours.

Recycling, Composting, and RainScaping presentation, 6/27/2015

Find out how "It's Easy To Be Green: Recycling, Composting, and RainScaping" at our presentation this Saturday, 6/27/15, at 11 a.m., at the Germantown Library.

We'll demonstrate the nuts and bolts of recycling, composting in your backyard, and RainScaping ideas around your home.
We got the gold in Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems excellence!

We earned the Gold Excellence Award in the Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems category from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

This awards program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate environmentally and economically sound solid waste management practices.

Our integrated solid waste management system, helping to reach Montgomery County's 70 percent recycling goal, consists of:
  • interrelated programs that promote waste reduction and recycling;
  • a full range of brick-and-mortar facilities -- including a recycling center, transfer station, household hazardous waste center, yard trim composting facility and a resource recovery facility; and
  • a combination of modern collection services and top-quality customer service focus.
For more detail:
Take a new look at My Green Montgomery

The "My Green Montgomery" website is your guide to living a green life in Montgomery County, Maryland, with a blog, calendar, monthly newsletter, and more!

Just upgraded to be more mobile-friendly, My Green Montgomery is also a handy point-of-access to the Department of Environmental Protection's Tree Montgomery, Green Business Certification, and Rainscapes programs.

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    Our Spring 2015 Paper Shredding and Recycling event series closed with record numbers

    Last Saturday, June 20, 2015, we held the last collection in our Spring paper shredding and recycling event series. Held at the Montgomery College Rockville Campus, we were a cosponsor of the NBC4 Community Shredding and Recycling Event. It was our largest shredding and recycling event yet!

    In three hours, we:
    • served 3,308 cars
    • shredded and recycled about 42 tons of paper
    • recycled nearly 5 tons of cardboard boxes
    • were supported by 29 volunteers
    Miss this event? Sign up for our paper shredding updates and reminders to be among the first to know of our future shredding and recycling opportunities.

    Our Recycling Volunteer Program is open to students and adults, and is Student Service Learning approved!

    Here are some of our favorite images from the day. See our complete photo album on Flickr.

    Residents were able to shred and recycle up to 5 paper bags or small cardboard boxes
    of personal confidential paper.

    This mother-and-son team takes a quick photo break. We welcome family volunteers!

    Staff and volunteers worked tirelessly, guiding vehicles through the site, and shuttling bags and boxes of paper to the waiting trucks. All paper was shredded on-site.

    Our volunteers gather for a group photo. We're grateful to the many youth and adult volunteers who support our shredding and recycling events and many other activities.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Memorial Day 2015 - modified recycling and trash collection schedule

    Monday, May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day - is a recycling and trash collection holiday. After the holiday, all County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide, and be one day later than normal.

    If your collection day is
    Your collection day this week is
    Monday Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    Tuesday Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Wednesday Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Thursday Friday, May 29, 2015
    Friday Saturday, May 30, 2015

    If you have questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please contact the Montgomery County Customer Service Center (MC311) at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850) or @311MC311.

    If you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, or if you live in a municipality, our schedule announcements may not apply to your trash service -- check with your hauler or community manager.
     
    Sign up for holiday reminders, customized for your address.

    Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

    Transfer Station location, hours and other details
    • Saturday, May 23, 2015: Open with normal hours.
    • Sunday, May 24, 2015: Open with normal hours.
    • Monday, May 25, 2015: Entire facility closed.

    Poolesville Beauty Spot

    Beauty Spot location, hours and other details
    • Saturday, May 23, 2015: Open with normal hours.
    • Sunday, May 24, 2015: Open with normal hours.

    Getting mulch?

    Coming to the Transfer Station to pick up mulch? Remember to pack
    • a pitchfork or shovel, and
    • bags, boxes, or containers for transporting mulch.
    For safety, we no longer allow vehicles to back up directly to the mulch pile.
    See more mulch details.

    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Avoid longer wait times during Transfer Station repairs, 3/25/2015 to 3/29/2015

    Jackhammer at work in the Transfer Station trash pit
    Jackhammer at work on trash pit repair

    From March 25 to March 29, 2015, there will be reduced space for unloading trash at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station, due to concrete repairs inside the tipping area.

    We recommend that customers with large loads avoid the busiest mid-day hours to avoid longer-than-average wait times, coming instead
    • earlier in the day, between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., or
    • later in the day, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
    Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station is located at
    16101 Frederick Road
    Derwood MD 20855
    See hours, map, directions, fee schedule and more

    Thursday, March 05, 2015

    Service update for 3/5/2015 - County-provided recycling and trash collections cancelled; modified schedule this week

    Recycling containers in snow

    Updated Friday, March 6, 2015 (5:50 AM)

    County-provided recycling and trash collections for Thursday residents will begin today at 10 a.m. If your normal collection day is Thursday, set your material out in a visible location at the curb by that time. Our contractors will service all possible streets today. Any street that is deemed impassable today will be serviced on Saturday.

    All Friday residents will receive collections on Saturday, March 7, starting at 7 a.m. If your normal collection day is Friday, have your items at the curb by 7 a.m. on Saturday morning.

    Sign up for collection service updates by email or text message, customized for your address.

    If your normal collection day is
    Your collection day this week is
    Thursday Friday, March 6, 2015, starting at 10 AM
    Friday Saturday, March 7, 2015, starting at 7 AM

    If you have any questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please call the Montgomery County Customer Service Center at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850).

    If you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, or if you live in a municipality, our schedule announcements may not apply to your trash service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

    Do you have a fire hydrant near your home? Please help our Fire and Rescue colleagues by taking a few moments to clear the hydrant of snow.