Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monday Map: Residential Solid Waste Service Areas

Map of residential solid waste service areas in Montgomery County, Maryland

View larger version of map (PDF)

At first glance, this may look like a jigsaw puzzle.

It's actually a map showing our 13 residential refuse and recyclable materials collection service areas. We partitioned Montgomery County into 13 areas to manage the collection of residential trash, recycling, and yard trim materials.

Each area is serviced by a company whose business it is to provide collection services. These companies are under contract with Montgomery County and are known as our Collection Contractors.

How do you know if a collection vehicle is a Montgomery County contractor? Look for the big blue vehicles running on Compressed Natural Gas.

The Division of Solid Waste Services assigns a Collections Inspector to each area. These County employees are on the street every collection day to make sure pickups are performed safely, efficiently, and completely.

Think your material was not collected as it should be? Our Collections staff is just a 311 phone call away. (From out-of-County, dial 240-777-0311; TTY: 301-251-4850)

Come back next Monday to learn why the Service Areas are shaped like they are.

--Angie Braun

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