Monday, November 04, 2013

Can I recycle furnace filters?

Furnace filter in blue recycling bin set out for collection

The beginning of the heating season is a good time to put in a new furnace filter. However... Please don't put furnace filters into your blue bin - we do not accept them for recycling. Instead, dispose of them as trash. Thanks to Field Staffer Jim for spotting this curbside "oops"!


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  2. Sorry, we do not have any recycling opportunities for this item. We accept this item as trash in our curbside trash collections at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. If it is too large to fit into a trash bag or trash can, and you receive trash service from Montgomery County, request a bulk trash pickup for your item. If your item is in good condition, consider offering it for reuse on a neighborhood email list, Craigslist, your local Freecycle group, or similar. More information can be found at


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