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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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You may receive an unlimited number of scrap metal recycling pickups per calendar year.
Scrap metal collections must be scheduled in advance of your collection day.
check with your city or town for service details.
Or, bring your scrap metal items to the
Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. Dispose of scrap metal items at no charge.
Use our Collection Day Lookup tool to see how your recycling service is provided. Or, call 311 (240-777-0311).
Then, follow the scrap metal instructions instructions for your recycling service provider.
Call Montgomery County's Customer Service Center at 311 (or 240-777-0311) by 7:00 p.m. on the business day before your collection day. Thank you for the courtesy call!
A rule-of-thumb is that scrap metal is any large item that is
51% or more metal.
To qualify for curbside scrap metal collection, metal items must be larger than a trash bag or trash can.
Curbside scrap metal items may be
up to 8 feet long. Longer items will not fit safely into the collection trucks.
We accept these general metal item types at the curb. If you have an item to be collected that is not on this list, please call 311 (or 240-777-0311).
Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station's scrap metal recycling area, we accept
There is no charge for delivering scrap metal items.