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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 the County provides the service for residential customers, they will be instructed to place the material at their curb for the next regular County collection.
We modified Transfer Station hours and operations to minimize exposure of our customers and employees to COVID-19.
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We accept paper for recycling
Combine all clean paper items and place them in
Rinse all paper milk, juice and drink cartons and remove their plastic caps.
Staples, paper clips, and plastic "windows" do not need to be removed.
Secure any shredded paper.
Do not use yard trim bags for your recyclable paper! When recycling collection crews see yard trim bags at the curb, they will assume that they contain leaves, grass, or brush, and will not collect them.
Cardboard boxes do not need to be cut to size, tied, or flattened for collection. (However, flattened boxes make collections more efficient and maximize the space in your cart.) Simply set your boxes out next to your blue bin for collection.
We periodically hold community paper shredding and recycling events. Visit our paper shredding page to check the current schedule.
If your paper or cardboard items get wet because of rain, snow, or ice, we will still pick them up on your recycling day.
Even when the outside of paper bundles is wet, the material inside is usually dry. If you know that wet weather is forecast for your collection day, you may like to hold your paper items for the following week’s collection.
The easiest way to keep your paper dry at the curb is to use a wheeled paper recycling cart.
Do not put your paper or cardboard into plastic bags to keep it dry. We do not accept any recyclables in plastic bags.
We cannot accept mildewed paper or cardboard.
We do not accept
Do not place plastic bags, plastic wrap or Styrofoam® products in your mixed paper recycling container.
Never place syringes or other sharps in a carton that is to be placed in the mixed paper recycling cart.
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