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March 2, 2015: County-provided recycling and trash collections for Monday residents will be made today. Collections will start with a delay, due to the icy conditions this morning. If your normal collection day is Monday, have your material at the curb by 10 a.m. to ensure collection. The Transfer Station will open at 10 a.m.

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OPERATING STATUS: Recycling/trash collection - delayed start today ∣ Transfer Station recycling/trash drop-offs - opening at 10 a.m.

photo: aerial view of Resource Recovery Facility

Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility

Waste is transported to the Resource Recovery Facility, burned at extremely high temperatures, and the heat is used to generate energy in the form of electricity or steam. Metal is then recovered from the ash and recycled.

The Resource Recovery Facility opened on August 5, 1995.

The facility received a 2014 US EPA Clean Air Technology Award for upgrading its emission control system to an LN™ (Low NOx) system that lowers emissions of nitrogen oxides.

Covanta Montgomery, Inc., our Resource Recovery Facility operator, is a Maryland Green Registry member.