Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How to recycle your lawn mower in Montgomery County, Maryland

Lawn mower at the Transfer Station's scrap metal drop-off.
With Spring here - finally! - the grass is growing, and... we're hearing that some of your lawn mowers are no longer fit for service.

How can you recycle your old lawn mower?

If you receive Montgomery County-provided recycling service, recycling your mower is as simple as setting it out at the curb for a scrap metal pickup. Here are the steps:
  1. Submit your scrap metal pickup request online or call 311 (or 240-777-0311; TTY: 301-251-4850).
  2. Empty your mower of all fuel and oil fluids. 
  3. Remove batteries (if applicable).
  4. Set your mower out at the curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling collection day.
Have trimmers / weed whackers or other similar lawn and garden tools? Recycle them the same way as lawn mowers. Unfortunately, we cannot accept riding mowers in our curbside collection program.

To check whether you have County-provided recycling service, use our Collection Day Lookup.

Thanks to Transfer Station staffer Andy for the photo!

See more information about scrap metal recycling in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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.