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recycling bin, paper cart, and trash canMonday, July 4, 2016, Independence Day: No County-provided recycling or trash collections on July 4; all pickups that week slide by one day. Transfer Station closed July 4. See holiday details

To help avoid mosquito breeding: Store your recycling bin out of the rain. Though the bin has drain holes, dump out even small amounts of water. Do this weekly. See more mosquito tips.

Congratulations to the recipients of our 17th Annual Recycling Achievement Recognition Awards!

OPERATING STATUS: Recycling/trash collections - holiday schedule ∣ Transfer Station recycling/trash drop-offs - closed 7/4/16-->

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.