Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan for the Years 2020 through 2029

Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan 2020-2029Adopted by County Council of Montgomery County, Maryland Resolution Number 19-1008 dated October 12, 2021

Approved by Maryland Department of the Environment Approval Date: February 3, 2022

Entire Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (PDF, 5.7MB)

Plan Introduction and Chapters

  • Introduction (PDF, 1MB)
    • Cover
    • Table of Contents
    • Executive Summary
    • Council Resolution 19-1008: Adoption of the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan 2020-2029
    • Maryland Department of the Environment Approval Letter
  • Chapter 1:  Rules Governing Solid Waste Management (PDF, 375KB)
  • Chapter 2:  Population, Employment, and Land Use (PDF, 1.64MB)
  • Chapter 3:  Solid Waste Generation, Collection, and Acceptance Systems (PDF, 1.2MB)
  • Chapter 4:  Assessment of Solid Waste Management Needs (PDF, 15.3MB)
  • Chapter 5:  Solid Waste Management System Plan of Action (PDF, 725KB)


  • Appendix A: Definitions and Acronyms (PDF, 178KB)
  • Appendix B: Material Flow Diagram and Recycling Calculations: Calendar Year 2017 (PDF, 209KB)
  • Appendix C: County Executive Regulation 1-15 (PDF, 4.1MB)
  • Appendix D: County Council Bill 28-16, "Strategic Plan to Advance Composting, Compost Use, and Food Waste Diversion" (PDF, 373KB)
  • Appendix E: County Council Bill 41-14, "Food Service products – Packaging Materials – Requirements" (PDF, 219KB)
  • Appendix F: Contains the Recycling Plan for Office Buildings. Pursuant to Senate Bill 370, Environment – Recycling – Office Buildings. (PDF, 216KB)

School Recycling Plans

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: