Most people want to recycle items when possible rather than put them in the trash, but understanding what is and what is not recyclable can be confusing. The County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has produced the “Is This Recyclable?” video series to help people understand what is and what is not recyclable.
In the video series, DEP addresses recycling questions about what County residents should do when they are ready to dispose of items such as plastic containers, plastic bags, glass bottles, foam packaging, batteries and aluminum.
Directions on how to dispose of those items can be found in the series of videos accessible at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMpbRgxtGnWLPdDlL-84Qu7j2fxm2c_Zd.
Additional information about recycling in the County can be found at DEP’s “Reduce, Reuse Recycle Right” website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/recycle-right/index.html.
Many items can be dropped off for recycling at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station located at 16101 Frederick Rd. in Derwood. More information about the facility and its hours can be found at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/dropoff/
Questions about recycling can be asked by dialing 311 (or 240-777-0311).