Yes, Montgomery County Recycles!

March 12, 2019

Recent reports in the national news say that recyclables across the US are being sent to landfills or incinerated, rather than being recycled. We hear your concerns, and yes, Montgomery County recycles!

The County values recycling and considers recycling a key initiative in protecting our land, air, and water, and preserving natural resources for the future.

We recycle acceptable materials collected in our County-provided curbside program. We regularly monitor the recycling markets and look for opportunities to recycle materials.

Below are some ways you can help!

What you need to know: 

1. Keep our recyclables clean: Keep items like plastic bags, hazardous materials, electronics, Styrofoam®, or home medical supplies out of your blue recycling bins. Learn more about how to keep your recycling clean here:

2. A-Z list of how to properly dispose of materials: Type the item you want to dispose of in our A-Z materials list. Don’t see your item on the list? Comment below or send us an email at Have a recycling success story? Let us know!

3Check out the Recycling Center: Visit the Recycling Center, where you can get a first-hand look at how we separate recyclable materials and prepare the materials for recycling markets.

2 comments on "Yes, Montgomery County Recycles!"

  1. Josh Rabinowitz says:

    what do you do with the materials after they’ve been received, shredded/pulled? bundle them up on pallets and send them….

  2. Cat says:

    Our recycled materials are sold to commodity brokers on a monthly basis. Although we do not track the end user once it leaves our facility, virtually all of our material remains domestically. As a general rule, only mixed paper is sold to international markets but that is through commodity brokers and not tracked by the County.

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