Anyone collecting or transporting solid waste within Montgomery County, Maryland, must be licensed, per Chapter 48, Sections 48-19 to 48-30, of the Montgomery County Code.
To receive a license and vehicle registrations, you must submit one package containing these fully-completed items. We cannot process incomplete packages. We must receive complete renewal packages at least 30 days prior to your expiration date. All copies or faxes must be readable.
A hauler is any person operating a commercial business or engaged in any enterprise regularly generating solid waste which requires collecting and hauling to an approved point of disposal, when such collecting and hauling is done by the person generating such material in his own vehicles or in vehicles leased for the purpose, in lieu of having a licensed collector perform this service.
A collector is any person who contracts to collect and provide services for collection and/or transporting the solid waste of others to its disposal site.
A collection contractor is a private company under contract with the County to provide solid waste collection services to dwelling units with less than 7 units within the Solid Waste Collection Districts.
District and municipality collector application packet (PDF, 1 MB) - revised September 2010
If you have a current Solid Waste Hauler or Collector License, use this process to add additional vehicles to your license.
To have your vehicle or trailer inspected, you must
Before bringing your vehicles for inspection, use the criteria on our vehicle inspection form to ensure that you have complied with all items listed. Make sure they meet the inspection criteria and are properly-functioning.
Solid Waste Vehicle Registration Application and Inspection Form (164 kb), revised September 2011
Once all paperwork has been submitted and approved by the County and you have been notified by licensing personnel that your application is complete, your vehicles will be scheduled for inspection.
Vehicle inspections are performed by the Division of Solid Waste Services officials, by appointment only, at the Solid Waste Processing Facility and Transfer Station, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Use the Truck Entrance on Shady Grove Road.
16101 Frederick Road
Derwood, Maryland 20855
map and directions
Inspections will not be conducted
Effective September 1, 2011, we replaced the metal plates with tamper-proof decals that will be replaced each year when your license or registration is renewed. If your company currently has a metal hauler or collector’s plate issued by Montgomery County Government assigned to the vehicle being inspected, you must return it to the inspector at the time of the inspection.
Contact Verónica Fernández at 240-777-6565.
Solid Waste hauler and collector licenses expire one year from the date of issuance. Vehicle registrations expire on the same date as the license.
You must either have an office business address in Montgomery County, or provide a local or toll-free telephone number.
You must follow the provisions of the Montgomery County, Maryland, Solid Wastes Law (Chapter 48).
We will mail the Solid Wastes Law to you only upon request.
Yes, if you can guarantee that you will be disposing of at least 20 tons of solid waste per month at the Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station, you may qualify for a Disposal Account.
To ensure the timely completion and processing of your initial application and/or renewal of your current application, you must take the following actions and submit the required documents in order before we can inspect your vehicles.
All vehicles used for hauling and/or collection must have registrations issued and decals affixed under your hauler or collector license.