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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich to Open County’s New Durable Medical Equipment Collection Site on Thursday, April 27, at the Shady Grove Transfer Station

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Thursday, April 27. 2 p.m.

 Shady Grove Transfer Station

 16101 Frederick Road, Derwood

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will continue the County’s Earth Month celebration and officially open the County’s new durable medical equipment collection site at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, at the Shady Grove Transfer Station in Derwood. This program is part of a statewide effort to help people in need and keep viable medical equipment from being thrown away.

The County is participating in the statewide Department of Aging’s Maryland Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Re-Use program that promotes the refurbishing and reuse of wheelchairs, canes, shower chairs, and other gently used medical equipment.

The Shady Grove Transfer Station, located at 16101 Frederick Road in Derwood, is the eighth satellite collection container put in place by Maryland DME Re-Use. 

Technicians with Maryland DME Re-Use collect the equipment and transport it to a 56,000-square-foot facility located in Cheltenham, where it is sanitized, repaired and stored for future distribution. Non-functional equipment is broken down for parts that are saved and later used, further minimizing waste.

To find out more about Maryland DME Re-Use, including collection site locations, acceptable donations or how to apply to receive durable medical equipment, go to, call 240-230-8000 or email

WHAT:  Announcement of Montgomery County’s durable medical equipment program

WHEN: Thursday, April 27. 2 p.m.

WHERE: Shady Grove Transfer Station, 16101 Frederick Road, Derwood.


  • Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich
  • Maryland State Senator Ben Kramer
  • Maryland Department of Aging Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use Director Ian Edwards
  • Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Acting Director Willie Wainer
  • Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Area Agency on Aging Director Patrice L. McGhee
  • Maryland Environmental Service Maryland Environmental Service Director Charles Glass

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Following the speaking portion of the event, reporters and photographers will be able to see the collection of donated items.

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Media Contact: Cindy Peña 202-875-15