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recycling bin, paper cart, and trash canColumbus Day, October 12, 2015: All County-provided recycling and trash collections will be made on their normal schedule this week. See holiday details. Sign up for our service updates and reminders.

Shred your confidential documents at our Fall 2015 Community Paper Shredding and Recycling Events events.

OPERATING STATUS: Recycling/trash collection - normal schedule ∣ Transfer Station recycling/trash drop-offs - normal hours

Tour the Recycling Center

Visitors ranging in age from preschoolers to seniors enjoy coming to our award-winning Recycling Center. They have hailed from all over the world!

What do tours include?

Allow one hour for guided tours. Thank you for arriving on time. Our tour schedule often has back-to-back tours.

The first part of the visit includes an age-appropriate presentation addressing recycling, reuse, and waste reduction. Then, visitors head upstairs to view the Recycling Center's sorting machinery. The facility is wheelchair accessible (it's helpful for us to know of your needs in advance).

Restroom facilities are limited. Please try to plan ahead in this regard.

There are no picnic or lunch facilities at the Recycling Center.

Where is the Recycling Center located?

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The Recycling Center is located at

16105 Frederick Rd
Derwood, MD 20855

The Recycling Center is the first building on the right as you drive back into the facility complex.

Ample parking is available in front of the building.

Request a group tour