Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday Map: Where Does the Solid Waste Go?

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Most people are probably not aware of what happens to the trash, recycling, and yard trim material after it’s picked up from the curb. In addition to Collections, the Division of Solid Waste Services has a state-of-the-art operation for the transfer and disposal or recycling of the collected material.

This map shows our 3 major facilities and the functions that they provide:

Many people call the Transfer Station a “dump”. As its name says, it is actually a transfer point for the material it receives. The “tipping floor”, onto which collection trucks empty their loads, is cleared out every night.

Please remember that there are no active landfills in Montgomery County!

--Angie Braun

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:37 PM

    Great map! Very informative, I look forward to next Monday's map.


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