December 16, 2020

Recycle Unwanted Electronics at Shady Grove Processing Facility

A lot of electronic items are being purchased as gifts during the holiday season. That means that many older or no longer usable electronics will be on their way out. However, when their lifespan is over, those electronic items should not be thrown out. Montgomery County makes it easy for residents and businesses to recycle them.

Unwanted electronics should not be placed in household blue recycling bins. They can be recycled at the County’s Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station located at 16101 Frederick Rd. in Derwood.

Electronic items that can be recycled include computers and related items; printers and printer drums; TVs; VCR/DVR/DVD or Blu-ray players and discs; cell phones; portable chargers; video cameras and holiday string lights. A complete list of electronic items that can be recycled can be found at

The electronics drop-off is open daily and is located in the recycling area of the transfer station. The facility is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (both entrances) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday (Route 355 entrance only).

Some retail stores also have drop off locations for electronics recycling.

For more information on electronics recycling, go to