Thursday, June 25, 2015

Independence Day 2015 - normal recycling and trash collection schedule; Transfer Station closed

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Independence Day - All County-provided recycling and trash collections before and after the holiday will be made on their normal schedule.

If your collection day is
Your collection day this week is
Monday Monday, June 29, 2015 (no change)
Tuesday Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (no change)
Wednesday Wednesday, July 1, 2015 (no change)
Thursday Thursday, July 2, 2015 (no change)
Friday Friday, July 3, 2015 (no change) - collection will occur on the “observed” holiday

If you have questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please contact the Montgomery County Customer Service Center (MC311) at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850) or @311MC311.

If you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, or if you live in a municipality, our schedule announcements may not apply to your trash service -- check with your hauler or community manager.
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Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

Transfer Station location, hours and other details
  • Friday, July 3, 2015: Recycling and trash drop-offs open with normal hours; administrative offices closed.
  • Saturday, July 4, 2015: Entire facility closed.
  • Sunday, July 5, 2015: Open with normal hours.
Poolesville Beauty Spot

Beauty Spot location, hours and other details
  • Saturday, July 4, 2015: Closed.
  • Sunday, July 5, 2015: Open with normal hours.

Recycling, Composting, and RainScaping presentation, 6/27/2015

Find out how "It's Easy To Be Green: Recycling, Composting, and RainScaping" at our presentation this Saturday, 6/27/15, at 11 a.m., at the Germantown Library.

We'll demonstrate the nuts and bolts of recycling, composting in your backyard, and RainScaping ideas around your home.
We got the gold in Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems excellence!

We earned the Gold Excellence Award in the Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems category from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

This awards program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate environmentally and economically sound solid waste management practices.

Our integrated solid waste management system, helping to reach Montgomery County's 70 percent recycling goal, consists of:
  • interrelated programs that promote waste reduction and recycling;
  • a full range of brick-and-mortar facilities -- including a recycling center, transfer station, household hazardous waste center, yard trim composting facility and a resource recovery facility; and
  • a combination of modern collection services and top-quality customer service focus.
For more detail:
Take a new look at My Green Montgomery

The "My Green Montgomery" website is your guide to living a green life in Montgomery County, Maryland, with a blog, calendar, monthly newsletter, and more!

Just upgraded to be more mobile-friendly, My Green Montgomery is also a handy point-of-access to the Department of Environmental Protection's Tree Montgomery, Green Business Certification, and Rainscapes programs.

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    Our Spring 2015 Paper Shredding and Recycling event series closed with record numbers

    Last Saturday, June 20, 2015, we held the last collection in our Spring paper shredding and recycling event series. Held at the Montgomery College Rockville Campus, we were a cosponsor of the NBC4 Community Shredding and Recycling Event. It was our largest shredding and recycling event yet!

    In three hours, we:
    • served 3,308 cars
    • shredded and recycled about 42 tons of paper
    • recycled nearly 5 tons of cardboard boxes
    • were supported by 29 volunteers
    Miss this event? Sign up for our paper shredding updates and reminders to be among the first to know of our future shredding and recycling opportunities.

    Our Recycling Volunteer Program is open to students and adults, and is Student Service Learning approved!

    Here are some of our favorite images from the day. See our complete photo album on Flickr.

    Residents were able to shred and recycle up to 5 paper bags or small cardboard boxes
    of personal confidential paper.

    This mother-and-son team takes a quick photo break. We welcome family volunteers!

    Staff and volunteers worked tirelessly, guiding vehicles through the site, and shuttling bags and boxes of paper to the waiting trucks. All paper was shredded on-site.

    Our volunteers gather for a group photo. We're grateful to the many youth and adult volunteers who support our shredding and recycling events and many other activities.