On Thursday evening, December 8, a fire began in the storage pit at our Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility in Dickerson, Maryland. The fire is under control but firefighters continue to be on the scene. It will take several days to resolve this situation.
How will the fire affect Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station customers?
We discourage commercial haulers and self-delivering customers from delivering trash to the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station until Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
We will post updates as we learn more information about the fire and its impact on our operations.
Will the fire affect residential curbside collections?
No, we expect our residential curbside collections to be made on their normal schedule.
Businesses in Montgomery County are required to recycle.
The mission of the Division's SORRT (Smart Organizations Reduce and Recycle Tons) Program is to educate, offer information, and ensure that all businesses and employees in Montgomery County are aware of the County's recycling policies and practices.
We offer a wide range of materials and services from brochures, stickers, fliers, and educational videos to providing on-site technical assistance, recommendations and workshops to businesses.