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Shady Grove Transfer Station

News and Updates

We now accept credit cards for tipping fees.
All major credit cards are accepted including debit cards, American Express, and Apple Pay. See more payment and fee information.

HOA Bulk Collection Drop-offs
The Transfer Station will permit Homeowner’s Associations within Montgomery County to drop off two (2) bulk collections free of charge each calendar year, with permission from Transfer Station management. Review the drop-off procedures.


Shingles and Other Roofing Materials
Shingles and other roofing materials are not accepted for disposal on Saturdays. For more information including alternate disposal facilites, please view or download the Shingle & Other Roofing Material Disposal Flyer.

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

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.

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

We accept loads of bulk trash up to 499 pounds at the Beauty Spot.  See examples of bulk trash items.

The Beauty Spot does not accept:

May you take materials from the Transfer Station, Recycling Center, or Beauty Spot?

Sorry, under the Code of Maryland Regulations, you may not scavenge or salvage items from our facilities.

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