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.
Bringing recyclables or trash to our Solid Waste Transfer Station and Processing Facility? Picking up mulch from one of our Neighborhood Mulch Preserves?
Montgomery County's Code requires you to cover your load. This applies to
If we see you with an uncovered load, we may issue you a
The cover requirement is in Chapter 48, "Solid Wastes", of the County Code.
(a) Required; application.
(1) Solid waste must not be collected or transported in the County except by a licensed collector or hauler.
(2) However, this Section does not prohibit:
(A) a person from transporting the person's own solid waste to an approved solid waste acceptance facility in a closed-body vehicle or a vehicle covered by a tarpaulin or canvas tightly fastened in a manner that will prevent the loss of any material being transported; or
(B) a licensed collector or hauler from transporting solid waste firmly sealed and secured in cardboard boxes or plastic bags to an approved solid waste acceptance facility in an open, flat-body vehicle covered by a tarpaulin or canvas which is tightly fastened in a manner that will prevent the loss of any material being transported.