Monday, August 29, 2005

Sept. 5, 2005: Labor Day holiday - modified schedule

Monday, September 5, 2005 ~ Labor Day ~ is a recycling and trash holiday. All County-provided recycling and trash collections will be one day later than normal. If you have any questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please contact our Customer Service staff at or call 240-777-6410.

Note: if you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, these schedule announcements may not apply -- check with your hauler or community manager.

The Damascus and Poolesville Beauty Spots will be open on September 3 and 4, 2005. The Shady Grove Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2005.

Full holiday announcement

Monday, August 08, 2005

Nonresidential Recycling: Have you filed your plan?

We recently sent letters to all Montgomery County businesses. Under our new regulations, all businesses must file a Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Plan. Therefore, this mailing included: copies of new Montgomery County Executive Regulations 15-04AM and 18-04, the Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Plan form (PDF form, Word form), a brochure and instructions.

Filing Deadlines:

* Large and medium-sized businesses (100 or more employees) due no later than August 15, 2005
* Small-sized businesses (fewer than 100 employees) due no later than September 15, 2005
* Property owners/managers filing for multi-tenant facilities due no later than August 15, 2005

Plans must be postmarked by your respective due date and mailed to:

Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services
ATTN: SORRT-Business Recycling Plan
101 Monroe Street, 6th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850

Failure to comply with these requirements is a Class B violation of Montgomery County Code. Violators are subject to fines of $100.00 for the initial violation and $150.00 per subsequent violations, levied each day the violation exists.

If you have any questions regarding the Plan or the regulations, please contact the SORRT Program by email at or call (240) 777-6400.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Use It Again: update

The St. Rose of Lima Furniture Program offers at-home collections in the Upcounty area (greater Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown). One of our website visitors let me know that the correct phone number for this program is 301-482-2947. I have updated our listing in the online "Use It Again" guide. Thank you for helping to keep the "Use It Again" guide accurate.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Use It Again: addition

Have you tried our "Use It Again" guide to repair, rental, and reuse opportunities? One of its popular categories is at-home pickups of furniture and other items. Conveniently enough, among the most recent Use It Again additions are... organizations which offer such pickups!

A Wider Circle is dedicated to creating change from the inside out. Their programs address the inner and outer needs of adults and children challenged by homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, and other health and social issues.

Getting Them Sober provides information and support to families dealing with a member's addition to alcohol.

Get details about these and other organizations offering at-home pickups