• Guide to Refuse Disposal and  Free Recycling in Garrett County

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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


Garrett County Ranks 4th in State
 With Recycling Rate

The Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling is proud to announce the County has achieved a recycling rate of 56.39%.  We are ranked 4th in the State of Maryland for diverting waste from our landfill.  Both residents and businesses have been taking full advantage of the recycling programs available in the County.  And, it shows.  The recycling tonnage is up and waste is down. Congratulations!

The official recycling rate comes from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), after a complete review of the 2013 Maryland Recycling Act (MRA) Tonnage Report submitted for Garrett County.

In 2012, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Recycling Rate and Waste Diversion - Statewide Goals Act. The act revises the Maryland Recycling Act (1988) and requires all Counties and Baltimore City to recycle wastes and meet an overall percentage of materials recycled which is based upon the population of residents that reside in that county. Since Garrett County's population is under 150,000 residents, the State of Maryland requires the County to reach and maintain a 20% recycling rate, which includes certain designated recyclables.

 "It is our goal to continue to educate and encourage the residents and businesses to not only recycle, but to also reduce waste at the source," said Kimberly Madigan, Recycling Coordinator for Garrett County Solid Waste & Recycling Division.

Source reduction means the design, manufacture, purchase, or use of materials or products to reduce the amount of waste generated.  It includes reuse, waste elimination, package reduction and substitution.  Examples would include using rags instead of paper towels, packing lunches in reusable containers, and donating usable items to those in need. 

Recycling is offered in Garrett County FREE of charge.  A sticker is not required to recycle at any of the seven convenient refuse and recycling sites.  Please recycle newspaper, telephone books (with covers removed), cardboard, magazines, office paper,  glass bottles and jars (clear, green, and brown), electronics, aluminum cans, #1 and #2 plastic jugs and bottles, and used motor oil, transmission and oil filters & antifreeze.

For additional information on recycling in Garrett County, please contact Kimberly Madigan at 301 387 0322 or visit our website at www.garrettcounty.or/solid-waste-recycling

 

 

Recycling Reports due March 16, 2015

The Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling Division is proud of the Garrett County residents and businesses who helped us achieve a 47.83% recycling rate in 2013.  These efforts are applauded. (Note:  The Maryland Department of the Environment are working on the final recycling rates for 2014 -tba.)

We are requesting that each business in Garrett County report their recycling efforts within the county or outside of the county and state.  The 2014 recycling report form will be sent to businesses in January that have completed reports in the past.  However, we still need to hear from many new businesses or businesses that have not reported to our office in the past.  The completed reports are due on March 16, 2015.

Examples of not-often-thought-of recycled materials are landscaping debris (grass clippings, leaves, brush and branches and mixed yard waste); carpet or cloth remnants (textiles); newspapers or catalogs sent back to manufacturers; wood waste to mulch/compost; pallets; wood shavings and sawdust; oil and transmission filters; all mixed paper; toner cartridges; camera/film canisters; and all plastics.  Common recyclables include aluminum cans, newspapers, cardboard, magazines, office paper; glass bottles and jars; electronics, and mixed metal.

All over Garrett County, businesses have noticed the benefits of recycling by enjoying a reduction in their monthly disposal fees.  If you are not recycling at this time, but are interested in receiving information on how you can save money while preserving precious natural resources in Garrett County, please contact our office immediately at 301 387 0322 or kmadigan@garrettcounty.org.

Please contact the office if you require assistance in completing the report.

A refuse sticker is not required to enter the refuse & recycling sites or the landfill to recycle.  The Garrett County Recycling Program is Free.

 

 

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