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Recycling/trash collection - normal schedule. yard trim delays.
Transfer Station recycling/trash drop-offs - normal hours.
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Update 5/10/2021: Due to a COVID-related issue, yard trim collection is ongoing, but behind schedule. If your yard trim was not picked up on your regular collection day, please leave materials curbside so that we can collect during the week. Some collections may be delayed until Saturday, May 15. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. For questions or concerns call 311 (240-777-0311) and press 3 to get directed to Trash & Recycling.
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Residents may bring up to 5 gallons of liquid cooking and vegetable oil to our Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station.
So that the oil may be recycled, do not mix it with any other fluids.
Do not set liquid cooking or vegetable oil out with your curbside trash items. This prevents oil leaks and spills before and while your trash is collected.
We accept empty glass and plastic cooking and vegetable oil bottles, containers, and jars for recycling
The oil is reused. Some of it is turned into animal feed. And, some of it is turned into biodiesel fuel.
Pour fats and grease into a can, and allow the material to cool and solidify. Then, put the lidded can into your regular household trash.
See detailed instructions for fats and grease from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.