• Guide to Refuse Disposal and  Free Recycling in Garrett County

  • Additional Recycling Site Locations

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    Notice:  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 Materials
    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 lifetime.
    Source: Kim Madigan, 2013

COMMUNITY GROUP CLEANUP APPLICATION

To better assist our communities in their efforts to keep our county beautiful, tipping fees at the landfill will be waived for bulk collection events conducted by organized community organizations or groups.  All Garrett County community organizations or groups will be eligible. 

The event shall consist of a single collection per group.  Items to be accepted will include white goods, furniture, a limited amount of construction or demolition debris, tires and other household or roadside cleanup items. 

Prohibited items will include commercial waste, liquid waste including containers of paint, propane tanks, batteries, large automobile parts, yard waste, brush, and stumps.  Also prohibited for this event will be refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers or any other appliance with refrigerant.

We also require that white goods and metal, including when possible, aluminum cans be segregated for recycling. Please take the materials to a local scrap yard (you might make a buck or two)!!  The second choice for these materials is the landfill. The materials are recycled; however we do incur the cost of hauling them to the processor.

All conditions contained herein apply.  To request special assistance, please contact the office and speak with Kimberly Madigan, Recycling Coordinator.

ORGANIZED GROUPS PROPOSING A BULK CLEAN-UP EVENT MUST COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION AND THE EVENT MUST BE SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE WITH OUR OFFICE.  PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION AT 301 387 0322.  FAX FORM TO 301 387 2224 OR EMAIL TO kmadigan@garrettcounty.org

 

 

 

What to Recycle and Where

       WHAT

YES

NO

         WHERE

NEWSPAPER
& PHONE BOOKS

Clean & dry. Leave loose. Remove covers on books; paperback books, OK.

NO Bulk mail, plastic or paper bags, magazines, glossy inserts, or twine.

All Locations; with other paper materials.

ASSORTED OFFICE
PAPER

Envelopes, copy/fax paper; colored, computer, legal, & carbonless paper; file cards, adding machine tape, manila folders, staples, tape, mail.

NO Carbon paper, spiral notebook (wire), paper bags, hand towels, or food wrappers.

Landfill, Bumble Bee, Webers and Grantsville; with other paper materials.

  COMING SOON:  KINGS RUN

CARDBOARD

Corrugated cardboard (i.e., two pieces flat board w/ruffled layer in between.) Remove any packaging & flatten boxes. Shiny Cardboard, Tape & Staples Okay.

NO waxed cardboard, cereal boxes, shoe, shirt or soda boxes, or yellow Asian cardboard.

All Locations; with other paper materials.

GLASS BOTTLES
AND JARS

Bottles & Jars ONLY (w/neck). Empty & rinse. Remove lids and rings. Separate by color (clear, brown and green). Labels Okay.

NO Ceramics, mirrors, crystal, window pane, light bulbs, dishes, milk, or auto glass.

All Locations; with other beverage containers.

ALUMINUM

Soda & Beer Cans. Empty & rinse. Crush (Optional). 

NO Food, Tin, Aerosol, Paint, nor other hazardous material cans.

All Locations; Local Scrap Yards. Call for Contact List; with other beverage containers

#1 PET PLASTIC BOTTLES

Plastic bottles w/neck (i.e., Water, Soda, Ketchup, etc.) Remove lids. Crush (Optional). Labels O.K.

NO food containers (i.e., fruit containers) NO #2 – 7

Plastic. No lids or rings.

 

Grantsville, Kings Run, Webers and Bumble Bee; clean lids and rings in separate bag to sites.

#2 HDPE PLASTIC
BOTTLES & JUGS

 

 

 

Plastic bottles w/neck (i.e., Milk, bleach, detergent, water, shampoo.)

Rinse. Remove lids and throw away. Crush (Optional).  Labels O.K.

Buckets, tubs, bowls, silverware, bags, egg carton, plates & food containers (i.e., margarine.)  NO #1, #3 - #7 Plastic. NO Lids

Grantsville, Kings Run, Webers and Bumble Bee; clean lids and rings in separate bag to sites.

 

TIRES

Car, truck, equipment tires with or without wheels.

NO AXLES.

Landfill only. Additional fees apply. Local Retailer - Fee Applies. Perry's Solid Waste & Disposal, Oakland - Fee applies.

APPLIANCES

Washers, dryers, stoves, hot water tanks, dishwashers, et al.

NO appliances containing Freon will be accepted at the sites.

All locations except Friendsville.

Additional fees apply. Retailer Take-Back Program.

APPLIANCES
WITH FREON

Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

DO NOT damage refrigerator tubing. DO NOT release Freon into the air.

Landfill Only. Additional fees apply. Retail Take-Back Programs.

YARD WASTE

Grass clippings & leaves for compost pile only. Must be loose.

Do not mix with household waste. No Bio-Degradable Bags.

Landfill only. Additional fees apply.  Mellott Farm 301 387 6815 for FREE

BRUSH

Brush & branches.

Do not mix with household waste.

Landfill only. Additional fees apply.

MOTOR OIL& ANTIFREEZE

 

OIL FILTERS

 

WEBERS SITE

OIL(including): Engine Oil, Power Steering Fluid, Transmission Fluid, Diesel Fuel, Gear Oil, Turbine Engine Oil, Hydraulic Oil, Fuel Oil (#2, #4, #6) & Kerosene. Filters – Drained.

Do not mix together prior to delivery to site for recycling.

Do not mix oil or antifreeze with any other fluids. Do not pour down drain or onto the ground.

Dispose of containers housing oils & antifreeze.

All locations 

Barrels or Large Amts. accepted at Hutton Auto, Oakland and Diehl's Ford, Grantsville.

 

MAGAZINES

Keep Clean & Dry.  Shiny & slick papers, brochures, catalogs, phone book cover, coupons, etc.

NO Office Paper, carbon paper, paper bags, plastic bags or cardboard.

Bumble Bee, Webers, Grantsville, and Landfill; w/other paper mats.

  COMING SOON: KINGS RUN

ELECTRONICS

All Electronic, Computer Devices and Microwaves

Appliances (especially ones that have/had Freon).

NO Stereo Speakers.

Grantsville, Bumble Bee and Webers; Goodwill (Computers) Gville/Oakland; Radio Shack.

FLUORESCENT

BULBS, LAMPS, & NON-PCB BALLASTS

Compact Bulbs (CFL's); U-Tubes, 4' Lamps, 8' Lamps, Non-PCB Ballasts (Will contain a “No PCB’s” label)

NO Broken Bulbs or Lamps.

No Commercial

Businesses.

 Landfill Only.

Call Ofice for contact list of processors.

 

 

 

Recycling in Garrett County Is FREE!

Refuse & Recycling Site Hours:  Mon.- Fri. 7 am - 6 pm; Sat. 9 am - 6 pm; Sun. 12 pm - 6 pm
Except:  New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Landfill Hours:  Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 3:30 pm; Sat. 8 am - 2:30 pm; Sun. Closed
Except:  New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Collection Site News-
paper

Alu-minum Cans

Glass Office Paper Oil/Anti-freeze Maga-zines Oil Filters #1 Plastic #2 Plastic Appli-
ances
Tires Card-
board
Elec-
tronics
Flour.
Bulbs & Lamps
Landfill
3118 Oakland Sang Run Road. 3.5 miles north of Oakland
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Bumble Bee
1367 Bumble Bee Road. 1 ½ miles east of Garrett College
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Friendsville
8397 Friendsville Road. ¾ miles northwest of Friendsville
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Grantsville
13168 National Pike. ¼ mile east of Rt. 219 north
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Kings Run
1631 Kings Run Road. ¼ mile east of Rt. 219.
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135 (Backbone)
12091 Maryland Highway. ½ mile west of Swanton Hill Road.
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Webers
10180 Garrett Highway. 1 mile south of Oakland
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Contact Info: Solid Waste & Recycling, 301-387-0322, kmadigan@garrettcounty.org

Additional Recycling Site Locations

 

Tire Recycling:
Tire & Rubber, Inc.
710 Grass Run Road
Weston, WV  26452
 

 Garrett County Landfill
3118 Oakland Sang Run Rd.
Oakland, Maryland  21550

Aluminum Cans:  All Refuse & Recycling Sites
 

Queen City Metals
220 W. King Street
Cumberland, MD  21502

 

Rrhamco, Inc.
RR 2, Box 484
Grafton, WV  26354

 

Ours Auto Salvage
635 Hutton Road
Oakland, MD  21550

 

 B & S Scrap
182 Fingerboard Road
Oakland, Maryland  21550

 
J.M.S. Recycling
1029 South Center Avenue
Somerset, Pa  15501
  Double M Recycling, 301.533.3500
406 Swanton Road
Swanton, Md.  21561
Appliances:

Webers, Bumble Bee, Kings Run, 135, Grantsville 
$5 Appliance Fee.

 

Garrett County Landfill
Tipping fee on Scale by Weight - $35 per ton

 

Bates Tire & Auto Salvage
123 Bates Road
 Markleysburg, PA  15459

 
Ours Auto Salvage
3635 Hutton Road
Oakland, MD  21550
(closed on Mondays)

Appliances/Mixed Metal

 

 

Edward Fields & Co.
211 Haddenfield Road
Uniontown, PA  15401
724 438 5703

Martin’s Auto Parts
1076 Pysell Crosscut Road
Oakland, MD  21550
301 334 8340

Westernport Scrap
24611 Westernport Road
Westernport, MD  21562

Double M Recycling, 301.533.3500,
406 Swanton Road
Swanton, Md.  21561