How to recycle/dispose of
County facilities accepting ash:
Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station
Haulers do not accept ash from your fireplace or barbecue with regular household trash. We accept it at our Solid Waste Transfer Station in designated ash containers for disposal.
If you deliver your ash by car
The Transfer Station's Public Unloading Facility (PUF) — also called the "Car Ramp"— has several steel drums specifically for ash disposal. These drums are located between trash drop-off bays. We make sure the ash has cooled off, and then we take it to our rubble drop-off area for disposal.
If you deliver your ash by truck
If you arrive by truck at the Shady Grove Road entrance, please speak to the scale house staff for further instructions.
Why worry about ash disposal?
The concern with ash is always that it could be hot, and therefore, a fire hazard.
What to expect at the Transfer Station
If bringing your ash by car, drive up to the Trash Drop-off Bays at the Public Unloading Facility.
Ash disposal drums are located between the bays.
Place your ash in the yellow ash disposal drums. If you have questions, please ask our attendants.
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This information last updated 8/3/2011.