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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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Yard trim is leaves, grass, brush or anything else that has grown naturally in your yard.
Choose from these methods for recycling your yard trim:
See our instructions for oversized yard trim and storm debris.
To be accepted in our curbside recycling program, each branch or tree limb may be up to
Yard trim in plastic bags will not be collected.
You may set out an unlimited number of bags, containers, or bundles of branches and other yard trim for pickup.
Pickups are made on your regular recycling day. You do not need to request a separate collection.
We accept leaves year-round in our weekly yard trim collections. You must prepare your leaves in paper yard trim bags or reusable containers.
Curbside leaf vacuuming is offered in a number of County areas during the Fall. Vacuuming is provided by the County's Division of Highway Services.
Curbside yard trim collections do not accept
We compost leaves and grass at our Compost Facility. After the finished compost is screened, the material is sold under the brand name Leafgro.
We grind brush into mulch, available at no charge at our Neighborhood Mulch Preserve locations.