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!
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: https://mygreenmontgomery.org/2018/keep-recyclables-clean/
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 AskDEP@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov. Have a recycling success story? Let us know!
3. Check 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.