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.
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
Source: Kim Madigan, 2013
Recycle Christmas Trees at Garrett County Landfill
The Garrett County
Department of Solid Waste & Recycling would like to invite
Garrett County residents to participate in Christmas tree
recycling at the Garrett County landfill location during the
months of January and February.
Trees will be accepted for
recycling during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday –
Friday, at the landfill location at 3118 Oakland Sang Run Road,
tree recycling is available to Garrett County resident’s
FREE-of-CHARGE.A residential disposal permit
is not required to participate in this program or any other
recycling program in Garrett County.
Christmas trees may also be recycled at
home by placing cut branches and needles under trees and shrubs
as a temporary winter mulch -- or by chopping them up and adding
them to your compost pile.
Remove all tinsel, garland and
ornaments before recycling Christmas trees at home or at the
remember that a refuse sticker is not required to recycle at any
of the seven refuse & recycling sites, including the landfill.
If you have any questions, please contact the office at 301 387
0322 or email
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.