September 11, 2013
Recycling Program Expanded to Include New Items for Drop Off at the Transfer Station
Residents can now drop off a variety of newly added household items for recycling at the County’s Solid Waste Processing Facility and Transfer Station under the latest expansion of the County’s nationally-recognized recycling program.
Included among the many bulk rigid plastic items that can now be recycled are laundry baskets; dish drainers, toys; lawn furniture; waste baskets; clothes hangers; tote boxes; crates; large buckets; pet carriers and garbage cans. All items dropped off for recycling should be empty, rinsed, if necessary, and free of loose dirt, soil, etc.
Among the items that cannot be recycled with either rigid plastics or commingled materials are garden hoses; vinyl fencing/siding; motor oil containers; plastics containing or contaminated by chemicals or hazardous substances; and pesticide/herbicide containers.
For a complete list of both acceptable and unacceptable items, as well as a downloadable flyer with the hours of operations at the Transfer Station, visit the Division of Solid Waste Services’ website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/recycling.