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.
Since its inception in 1991, thousands of school children and other visitors have toured the Recycling Center and received a first-hand look at how recyclables are processed and learned about the benefits of recycling.
Revenue generation typically equals or exceeds operating costs.
More than numbers, however, it is the spirit of service and constant improvement at the Recycling Center that make the facility such an important part of the community.