Drop-off Hours for Recyclables and Trash
Be prepared to provide proof of Montgomery County residency or evidence that waste was generated in Montgomery County. This is required, and we may ask for it at any time.
Remember to cover your load!
Shady Grove Transfer Station
When is the Transfer Station open?
For fastest drop-offs, avoid days after holidays and the middle of the day. Our slower periods tend to be 8:00 to 10:00 am and 3:00 to 5:00 pm, plus evenings for the Route 355 / Frederick Road entrance.
Throughout the winter months, we may delay the Transfer Station's opening or close during the day if icy, unsafe conditions exist. The facility will remain closed until we have treated site roads and operational areas. We will do this as needed and not necessarily in accordance with other County facility closures.
|If you are bringing this amount of solid waste||use this Transfer Station entrance||with these hours of operation|
Less than 500 pounds
Route 355 / Frederick Road entrance
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
More than 500 pounds, or a load that appears to be potentially over 500 pounds.
Shady Grove Road entrance
Monday - Saturday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where is the Transfer Station located?
The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station is located at:
16101 Frederick Road
Derwood MD 20855
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What does it cost to drop off material at the Transfer Station?
Check our Transfer Station fee schedule to determine the charge for the materials you are bringing.
What materials does the Transfer Station accept?
- Transfer Station site map showing material drop-off areas (PDF, 482 kb)
The Transfer Station accepts
- Trash from residents and commercial customers
- Recyclables accepted from residents and commercial customers
- metal appliances and other scrap metal
- clothing and textiles
- commingled ("blue bin") materials
- bulky rigid plastics
- all dry mixed paper and cardboard
- yard trim (grass, leaves, brush) up to 6" in diameter
- hazardous waste from residents and small quantity commercial generators
- Recyclables accepted only from residents
Poolesville Beauty Spot
When is the Beauty Spot open?
- Saturday and Sunday: open 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Monday through Friday: closed
Throughout the winter, the Poolesville Beauty Spot will close whenever the Highway Services Depot, in which it is located, needs to switch over to salting and snow removal operations. When possible, we send out closure notifications. Sign up for notifications.
Where is the Beauty Spot located?
The Poolesville Beauty Spot is located in the Poolesville Highway Maintenance Depot:
19200 Jerusalem Road
Poolesville MD 20837
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What materials does the Beauty Spot accept?
What does it cost to drop off material at the Beauty Spot?
Why is it called a "Beauty Spot"?
When it was opened, this facility was intended to discourage roadside dumping by providing a convenient drop-off location for bulky waste at no charge. That would “beautify” the surrounding Upcounty area, and led to the name “Beauty Spot”.
May I take materials from the Transfer Station, Recycling Center, or Beauty Spot?
Sorry, under the Code of Maryland Regulations 26.04.07.03(7), you may not scavenge or salvage items from our facilities.