DEP Programs and Services (COVID-19 Updates)

As Montgomery County takes steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we at DEP are working hard to remain operational for all services.

Because most of us are teleworking, our offices at 255 Rockville Pike and the Executive Office Building are not open to the public. You can still reach us through 311 (311 in the County or 240-777-0311) or through the contacts below.

If you need to drop off something at DEP’s offices, please contact Patty Bubar at 240-777-7786.


All trash and recycling collections are on a normal schedule.

Shady Grove Transfer Station

We have modified Shady Grove Transfer Station hours and operations to minimize exposure of our customers and employees to COVID-19.

Effective Monday, April 6, 2020 we will stop accepting cash and checks at the Shady Grove Transfer Station Scale House. We will continue to accept credit cards and corporate accounts.

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020 the hours for the Shady Grove Transfer Station are:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily - Scale House at the Recycling Center and the Public Unloading Facility (355 entrance)
  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday - Trash and municipal solid waste Scale House (Shady Grove Road entrance)

Avoid non-essential visits to the Shady Grove Transfer Station.

  • DO NOT bring any waste that does not require immediate disposal
  • Wait until the State restrictions are lifted to bring us your trash and recycling
  • Use your County-provided or private hauler to bring us your trash and recycling

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