Compost & Leaf Pile Has Been Relocated
The compost and leaf pile are now located in a new place
at the landfill on Oakland Sang Run Road. Go over the scales - the
Scale Master will direct you where to take materials.
Hypodermic Syringe Disposal:
Dispose of syringes
properly. Please put them in a puncture-resistant
container with a screw-on top (i.e., launder detergent
jug). Mark container “sharps,” “syringes,” or
“needles.” Proper disposal of syringes will make it
safe for anyone who handles your trash. For more
information, please call 301 387 0322.
Announcement: Acceptance of Bids for Recyclable
Garrett County Solid Waste and Recycling will be
accepting bids for the purchase of recycled materials by
a deadline date of the seventh (7th) of each
month, 4:00 p.m. (local time). If bids are not received
by the seventh (7th) of each month, 4:00 p.m.
(local time), bids will not be considered. If the
seventh (7th) of the month is on a Saturday,
Sunday or holiday, bids will be accepted no later than
the next business day.
RECYCLING TIDBITS - Why must we sort
recyclable materials in Garrett County? Why can’t we just throw
everything in one box? Materials are sorted in Garrett County
so that when they arrive at their destination (by truck), the
processor (often located outside of the County or State) will
pay top dollar for the recyclable materials. If the materials
are mixed together, processors pay a zero amount. Obviously we
want to cover the truck hauling costs as this is the best method
of transportation for our materials due to our geographic
location and make enough money to run our Recycling Program each
year. Therefore, it is necessary to ask that each resident
pitch in and separate their own materials. Recycling and
separating materials is really easy and once you learn the
basics, it’s just like riding a bike or cooking that favorite
recipe. It’s not hard at all. Recycling together as a family
not only teaches our children to respect their home and
community, it also allows for quality time spent together
participating in an activity that will help the environment
(locally) and teach values and good habits that will last a
Source: Kim Madigan, 2013
Important Information for Apartment and Condominium Owners, Managers and
Pursuant to House Bill 1 adopted in
April, 2012 all Owners or Councils of Owners of Garrett County Apartment
Buildings and Condominiums that contain 10 or more dwelling units are
required to provide recycling to their tenants. The law requires the
program to be in place by October 1st, 2014.
Department of Solid Waste & Recycling Division is both encouraged and
excited by the positive response we have received by all of the owners,
managers and associations that have contacted our office inquiring into
this new law.
We are happy to announce that our office will have
weatherproof recycling stickers available. Due to the limited supply, they
will be given out on a first-come first-served basis, at no charge. These
will only be available to Apartment and Condominium Owners, Managers and
For questions regarding the Apartment and Condominium
Recycling Program, or any Free Recycling Program in Garrett County, please
contact Kimberly Madigan, Recycling Coordinator at 301.387.0322 or
Residential Refuse Permits The Garrett County Department of Solid
Waste & Recycling announces that the 2015 Residential Refuse Permits will
be on sale beginning October 1st 2014. The 2015 permits will be valid
immediately and will expire at the end of 2015.
Purchasing on-line is the fastest way to
renew and there is no additional charge for using your credit card
on-line. A permit purchased on line goes in the mail to you the next
business day. To order your permits after October 1st go on-line at
www.garrettcounty.org under the Solid Waste and Recycling tab.
Residents can purchase their 2015 permit by mail or in person at the
Landfill on Oakland Sang Run Road or the Garrett County tax office. The
current fee is $50.00 and payment at either location can be made using
cash, check, or money order.
Applications are not mailed out but are
available at all collection sites, on-line, the Grantsville Library, the
Garrett County tax office, and the Landfill office. Purchasing early will
help customers avoid lines and delays at the end of the year. If you need
more information or have questions contact the Solid Waste & Recycling
office at: 301-387-0322
What to Recycle and Where
& PHONE BOOKS
Clean & dry. Leave loose. Remove covers on books; paperback
NO Bulk mail, plastic or paper bags,
magazines, glossy inserts, or twine.