Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Reduce the Risk for Trash Fires. Keep Certain Materials Out of Your Trash Can.

Reduce the Risk for Trash Fires. 
Keep Certain Materials Out of Your Trash Can. 

Fires can occur in piles of trash as trash is collected in trash trucks, and when trash is delivered and aggregated at the Transfer Station and the Resource Recovery Facility for processing. Certain materials can individually pose a fire hazard.  Other items pose a risk for fire when they come into contact with other materials. 

To reduce the risk of trash fires at your home, in our trash collection vehicles, or at our disposal facilities, please keep the following materials or items out of your trash:

·        Hazardous materials
·        Chemicals
·        Gasoline and other flammable liquids
·        Oil-based paints
·        Rechargeable batteries (containing heavy metals, including lithium)
·        Ash from fireplaces or fire pits or barbeque grills
 More information on ash disposal

To dispose of these items safely, use our Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program or Special Collection Processes at the Montgomery County Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. For details, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/hazardouswaste or call 311 (inside Montgomery County) or 240-777-0311 (outside of Montgomery County).

Friday, February 17, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017 - President's Day

No County-provided recycling or trash collections on February 20; all pickups that week slide by one day, and will be one day later than normal. Transfer Station recycling/trash drop-offs open February 20; administrative offices closed. Sign up for our service updates and reminders

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Wednesday Thursday, February 23, 2017
Thursday Friday, February 24, 2017
Friday Saturday, February 25, 2017

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) 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 collection service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

Transfer Station location, hours and other details
  • Monday, February 20, 2017: Recycling/trash drop-offs open; administrative offices closed.
 Save the Date: Montgomery County GreenFest
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The 3rd annual Montgomery County GreenFest is May 6, 2017, at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Looking forward to seeing you all there!