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Shady Grove Transfer Station

The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station is located at

16101 Frederick Road
Derwood MD 20855
Phone: 311 (or 240-777-0311)

The Route 355 / Frederick Road entrance hours are:

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bring 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.

All loads must be covered.

Material drop-off locations - site map

Use the Route 355 / Frederick Road entrance.

The Route 355 / Frederick Road entrance hours are:

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

If your vehicle's trash load does not appear to be clearly under 500 pounds:

  • We may ask you to have your load weighed at the scales (Monday - Saturday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm) at our discretion.
  • If you are at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station on a Sunday when the scales are closed, we will ask you to return on Monday.

All loads are subject to inspection.

Poolesville Beauty Spot

The Poolesville Beauty Spot is located in the Poolesville Highway Maintenance Depot:

19200 Jerusalem Road
Poolesville MD 20837
Phone: 311 (or 240-777-0311)

All loads must be covered.

As of Saturday, December 23, 2017, the Beauty Spot hours are:
  • Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday through Friday: closed

See holiday schedules for the Beauty Spot

May you 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.

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