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Recycling/trash collection - normal schedule.
Transfer Station recycling/trash drop-offs - modified hours.
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Effective Monday, April 6, 2020 we will stop accepting cash and checks at the Shady Grove Transfer Station Scale House. We will continue to accept credit cards and corporate accounts.
Effective March 30, 2020 Shady Grove Transfer Station hours are:
Only come to the Shady Grove Transfer Station if you do not have County-provided or private trash collection. If you do not have County-provided or private trash collection and need to dispose of trash at the Transfer Station,
DO NOT bring any waste that does not require immediate disposal and
DO NOT bring any other waste such as construction debris, bulky/large items, or large amounts of trash from cleaning your house or property (e.g. spring cleaning).
If you live in a single family home, the County provides recycling and yard trim pickup. You will be instructed to place this recyclable material (green waste, yard trim, recyclables) at the curb for the next regular County collection.
Scrap metal should not be brought to the Transfer Station. Call 311 to arrange for pickup or work with your private trash provider.
We modified Transfer Station hours and operations to minimize exposure of our customers and employees to COVID-19.
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This Household Hazardous Waste program is open to Montgomery County residents with home-generated hazardous waste. All patrons must provide proof of residency.
A small business that may generate a small amount of hazardous waste might find it can save time and money on disposal using the ECOWISE program. Also, when a business cleans up a residence and takes possession of household hazardous waste in the process, that waste becomes its hazardous waste and it must pay to dispose of this material through the ECOWISE program, if it meets the program's requirements. For businesses who wish to recycle pesticide containers, The Maryland Department of Agriculture's 2019 Pesticide Container Recycling dates are now available.
Hazardous materials have any of these properties
Examples of accepted materials include
If you have over 15 gallons of liquid or 75 pounds of solid wastes, please call the Division of Solid Waste Services at 240-777-6587 to arrange a drop-off.
Smoke alarms are not hazardous waste.
The HHW drop-off is located in the Recycling Area of the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. Use the Route 355 / Frederick Road entrance to the facility.
The HHW drop-off for residents is open during the Transfer Station's hours of operation. Small businesses must bring material only during our ECOWISE program hours.
We do not accept medical sharps and syringes at our HHW drop-off. See our medical sharps and syringes page for disposal instructions.
Materials we cannot accept at our HHW drop-off include