Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Poolesville Beauty Spot closed, Sunday, April 20, 2014

This weekend's schedule for the Poolesville Beauty Spot is:
  • Saturday, April 19, 2014: open with normal hours, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Sunday, April 20, 2014: closed
The Shady Grove Transfer Station and Processing Facility will be open with normal hours on both Saturday and Sunday.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Operating Status for March 17, 2014

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Because of snow, Montgomery County-provided recycling and trash collections begin at 10 a.m. today, March 17, 2014. If a street is not passable today, the crew will service it on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Where there are snow banks and parked cars, please place your bins, cans, and carts so that crews see them easily from the street.

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.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Check out our spring cleaning resources

cleaning products and scrub brush

Are you as ready to move on from this past winter as we are? Welcome, Spring!

Spring cleaning, on the other hand, may be less exciting. We have resources to ease the process for you. Here are some ideas for reusing, recycling, and discarding things you may no longer need.

Keep our "How to recycle/dispose..." tool bookmarked on your mobile device. Put keywords into this app-like feature to quickly find answers about what to put where.

Medications


The next Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for April 26, 2014. Area locations have not yet been announced, but you can already put a save-the-date note in your calendar now. We’ll be posting updates as we get them. Or, use our instructions for disposing of medicine in your trash.

Cleaners, pesticide, herbicides, and other home and garden chemicals


Our Household Hazardous Waste drop-off at the Shady Grove Transfer Station is open daily.

Wondering whether something needs hazardous waste disposal? Hazardous materials have these properties:
  • reactive
  • ignitable
  • combustible
  • toxic, and/or
  • corrosive

Items in usable condition


Maybe you have unwanted or unneeded items that are still in usable condition. Hop over to our Use It Again Guide for referrals to organizations that would be happy to receive your clothing, household goods, furniture, and more.

To check an item's condition, ask yourself whether you'd give it to a friend.

Confidential papers


We are offering several community paper shredding events again this season.We will update our calendar as dates and locations are confirmed.

Large metal items


If you receive Montgomery County-provided recycling service, call on our curbside scrap metal collection program for pickups of large metal items, such as appliances, grills, lawnmowers, etc. Simply request the collection, and get your metal items out to the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day. We'll take care of the rest.

Yard clean-ups


Our yard trim collections for leaves, grass, and brush are year-round. Bag or bundle those branches snapped off by ice and snow, and we'll turn them into mulch.
We also have instructions for handling oversize yard trim that's too large for our curbside collections.

Trash


If you receive County-provided trash service, you may request up to 5 bulk trash pickups from us per calendar year. If you place your request online, you can even clean right up until the last minute (well, up to midnight) before submitting it.

Have an item we didn't address? Ask us about it in the comments.

Happy Spring!

Monday, March 03, 2014

Recycling/Trash collections slide one day during week of March 3, 2014

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Because of today's snow, all Montgomery County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide this week, and be one day later than normal.

We expect snowy and icy road conditions tomorrow morning, so our trucks may run a bit behind their normal schedule. If a street is not passable in the morning, the crew will attempt it again at the end of the day. Streets remaining unplowed by late Tuesday will be serviced first-thing on Wednesday morning. By the end of the day on Wednesday, we expect all Monday and Tuesday routes to be complete.

Please have your items out at the curb for collection by 7 a.m. Where there are snow banks and parked cars, please place your bins, cans, and carts so that crews see them easily from the street.

UPDATE: The Shady Grove Transfer Station plans to open at 7 a.m. tomorrow. If treatments are needed for overnight icing, minor delays are possible.

If your collection day is
Your collection day this week is
Monday Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Wednesday Thursday, March 6, 2014
Thursday Friday, March 7, 2014
Friday Saturday, March 8, 2014

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.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Operating status for Monday, March 3, 2014

Montgomery County-provided recycling and trash service has been cancelled for Monday, March 3, 2014, due to weather. We will determine and announce a slide schedule for the week as soon as possible.

The Shady Grove Transfer Station and the Recycling Center will be completely closed.

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.

Friday, February 14, 2014

February 15-17, 2014 - Transfer Station, Beauty Spot, and Recycling Center status

Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16, 2014
  • The Shady Grove Transfer Station and public recycling and trash drop-off areas will be open with normal hours.
  • The Poolesville Beauty Spot will be open with normal hours.
Monday, February 17, 2014, Presidents Day Holiday
  • The Shady Grove Transfer Station scales and public recycling and trash drop-off areas will be open with normal hours.
  • The Recycling Center scales will be closed.
  • The administrative offices of the Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center will be closed.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

February 14, 2014 - collections cancelled, due to snow

Montgomery County-provided recycling and trash collections have been cancelled for Friday, February 14, 2014. The Shady Grove Transfer Station will be open with normal hours.

Although snow crews are working very hard to clear our streets, many residential neighborhoods have not been plowed. For the safety of our residents and our collectors, we will not “slide” Thursday and Friday’s schedule through the weekend. There will be no trash or recycling collection on Saturday and Sunday.

If you had paper recycling cart repairs or pickups scheduled for February 13 or 14, we will make those on February 18 and 19, 2014.

Monday, February 17, 2014, is Presidents Day, a Montgomery County holiday, so no collection services will be provided that day. That week's schedule remains as we previously announced:

If your collection day is
Your collection day this week is
Monday Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Tuesday Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Wednesday Thursday, February 20, 2014
Thursday Friday, February 21, 2014
Friday Saturday, February 22, 2014

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.