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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.