Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Independence Day - Tuesday July 4, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - Independence Day - No County-provided collection services will occur on this day. After the holiday, all County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide, and be one day later than normal.

Get our full holiday calendar, customized for your address!

If your collection day is
Your collection day this week is
Monday Monday, July 3, 2017
Tuesday Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Wednesday Thursday, July 6, 2017
Thursday Friday, July 7, 2017
Friday Saturday, July 8, 2017

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 collection service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

Drop-off Facilities

locations, hours and other details

Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station Holiday Schedule

  • Monday, July 3, 2017: Open with normal hours.
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Entire facility closed.
  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017: Open with normal hours.

Renting a truck on a weekend for moving a large load that might be over 500 pounds?

Come on Saturday, when the truck scales are open from 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Staff working on Sundays are directed to turn away loads over 500 pounds, for which we are required to charge under the County code.

Avoid the weekend crowds

The Transfer Station's Public Unloading Facility and Recycling lots are open until 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in addition to the usual daytime hours. There is very light traffic in the evening. So, if you want to avoid long lines, try a weekday evening trip (loads must be under 500 pounds).

Poolesville Beauty Spot Holiday Schedule

  • Saturday, July 1, 2017: Open with normal hours.
  • Sunday, July 2, 2017: Open with normal hours.

Help avoid mosquito breeding

Store your recycling bin out of the rain. Though the bin has drain holes, dump out even small amounts of water. Do this weekly. See more mosquito-related tips.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day - No County-provided collection services will occur on this day. After the holiday, all County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide, and be one day later than normal.


Monday, May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day - No County-provided collection services will occur on this day. After the holiday, all County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide, and be one day later than normal.

Get our full holiday calendar, customized for your address!

If your collection day is
Your collection day this week is
Monday Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Tuesday Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Wednesday Thursday, June 1, 2017
Thursday Friday, June 2, 2017
Friday Saturday, June 3, 2017

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) 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 collection service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

Drop-off Facilities

locations, hours and other details

 

Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

  • Saturday, May 27, 2016: Open with normal hours, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm.
  • Sunday, May 28, 2016: Open with normal hours, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm.
  • Monday, May 29, 2016: Entire facility closed.
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2016: Open with normal hours, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Poolesville Beauty Spot

  • Saturday, May 27, 2016: Open with normal hours.
  • Sunday, May 28, 2016: Open with normal hours.


We're expecting a busy weekend! To avoid lines:

  • Make use of the many other times that the facility is open, including weekday evenings.
  • Maximize your curbside collection services for yard trim to reduce the number of vehicles coming to the site.
  • When onsite, please drive slowly and safely.



    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Monday May 22, 2017 - Solid Waste Collection Update Notice

    Over the last month, we experienced a higher than normal level of service problems with one of our solid waste collection contractors, Potomac Disposal, Inc., specifically impacting the Bethesda and Silver Spring areas. While trash collection is occurring on the regular schedule, residents in these areas continue to experience delays in the collection of yard trim, scrap metal, and small amounts of recycling.

    The County has actively worked to address this unacceptable level of service and has contracted with The Goode Companies, Inc., to provide collection services effective Tuesday, May 30 (the week of Memorial Day, which is a “slide” week) for trash and bulk items, yard trim, and scrap metal in the Silver Spring area. This should result in an immediate improvement in the level of service in both the Silver Spring area and, indirectly in the Bethesda area as Potomac is able to concentrate its available resources for yard trim in Bethesda. Potomac will continue to be responsible for collection of recyclables, and has assured the County that they have sufficient crews to provide recycling collection service.

    We expect to be able to announce a similar solution for the Bethesda area within the next week.

    County staff will continue to monitor these neighborhoods to evaluate the contractors’ performance, and follow-up on any reported collection problems.

    Until these collection service solutions are in place, if your yard trim, scrap metal and/or blue bin/blue cart is not collected on your normal County collection day, please leave your material at the curb. The contractor will collect missed items as soon as possible.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this situation is causing.


    Montgomery County Solid Waste

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Reduce the Risk for Trash Fires. Keep Certain Materials Out of Your Trash Can.


    Reduce the Risk for Trash Fires. 
    Keep Certain Materials Out of Your Trash Can. 

    Fires can occur in piles of trash as trash is collected in trash trucks, and when trash is delivered and aggregated at the Transfer Station and the Resource Recovery Facility for processing. Certain materials can individually pose a fire hazard.  Other items pose a risk for fire when they come into contact with other materials. 

    To reduce the risk of trash fires at your home, in our trash collection vehicles, or at our disposal facilities, please keep the following materials or items out of your trash:

    ·        Hazardous materials
    ·        Chemicals
    ·        Gasoline and other flammable liquids
    ·        Oil-based paints
    ·        Rechargeable batteries (containing heavy metals, including lithium)
    ·        Ash from fireplaces or fire pits or barbeque grills
     More information on ash disposal

    To dispose of these items safely, use our Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program or Special Collection Processes at the Montgomery County Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. For details, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/hazardouswaste or call 311 (inside Montgomery County) or 240-777-0311 (outside of Montgomery County).

    Friday, February 17, 2017

    Monday, February 20, 2017 - President's Day

    No County-provided recycling or trash collections on February 20; all pickups that week slide by one day, and will be one day later than normal. Transfer Station recycling/trash drop-offs open February 20; administrative offices closed. Sign up for our service updates and reminders

    Get collection schedule updates and reminders, customized for your address!

    If your collection day is
    Your collection day this week is
    Monday Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    Tuesday Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Wednesday Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Thursday Friday, February 24, 2017
    Friday Saturday, February 25, 2017

    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) 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 collection service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

    Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

    Transfer Station location, hours and other details
    • Monday, February 20, 2017: Recycling/trash drop-offs open; administrative offices closed.
     Save the Date: Montgomery County GreenFest
    Montgomery County GreenFest logo
    The 3rd annual Montgomery County GreenFest is May 6, 2017, at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Thursday, January 05, 2017

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 2017 - modified schedule

    Monday, January 16, 2017 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - No County-provided collection services will occur on this day. After the holiday, all County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide, and be one day later than normal.

    Get collection schedule updates and reminders, customized for your address!

    If your collection day is
    Your collection day this week is
    Monday Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    Tuesday Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    Wednesday Thursday, January 19, 2017
    Thursday Friday, January 20, 2017
    Friday Saturday, January 21, 2017

    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) 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 collection service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

    Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

    Transfer Station location, hours and other details
    • Monday, January 16, 2017: Entire facility closed.
     

      Save the Date: Montgomery County GreenFest

      Montgomery County GreenFest logo
      The 2nd annual Montgomery County GreenFest is May 6, 2017, at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

      Friday, December 30, 2016

      New Year's Day - normal recycling and trash collection schedule; Transfer Station closed

      Subscribe to our holiday reminders, customized for your address!

      Sunday, January 1, 2017 - New Year's Day - All County-provided recycling and trash collections this week will be made on their normal schedule.

      If your collection day is
      Your collection day this week is
      Monday Monday, January 2, 2017 (no change)
      Tuesday Tuesday, January 3, 2017 (no change)
      Wednesday Wednesday, January 4, 2017 (no change)
      Thursday Thursday, January 5, 2017 (no change)
      Friday Friday, January 6, 2017 (no change)

      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) 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 collection service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

       

      Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

      Transfer Station location, hours and other details


      Get updated print calendars for 2017 holidays

      Do you like to print out a holiday calendar for your collection day? Get our updated 2017 versions at these links:
      If you subscribe to our calendar feeds, those are also ready to go for 2017.

       

      Holiday recycling tips

      We collect Christmas trees for recycling on your recycling day. Remember to remove all decorations. Details about how to prepare your Christmas tree for pick up.

      Keep our how do I recycle/dispose… information handy for family members or guests wondering whether something is recyclable.