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Monday, September 1, 2014 - Labor Day: No County-provided recycling or trash collections on September 1; all collections that week shift by one day. Transfer Station closed on September 1. See holiday details. Sign up for email or text holiday reminders.

OPERATING STATUS: Recycling/trash collection - normal ∣ Transfer Station recycling/trash drop-offs - normal hours

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.