On Thursday evening, December 8, a fire began in the storage pit at our Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility in Dickerson, Maryland. The fire is under control but firefighters continue to be on the scene. It will take several days to resolve this situation.
How will the fire affect Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station customers?
We discourage commercial haulers and self-delivering customers from delivering trash to the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station until Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
We will post updates as we learn more information about the fire and its impact on our operations.
Will the fire affect residential curbside collections?
No, we expect our residential curbside collections to be made on their normal schedule.
Montgomery County Approval Date: March 31, 2015
(approved by the County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland)
Maryland Department of the Environment Approval Date: June 30, 2015
Entire Comprehensive Solid Waste Plan (PDF, 23.4 MB)
The following two School Recycling Plans, responsive to the Maryland Schools Recycling Plan Law and Section 9-1703(b) and (g) of the Environmental Article, Annotated code of Maryland, were approved by County Council Resolution 16-1486, and adopted by reference into the County’s Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, on September 28, 2010: