of Solid Waste Services Overview
Provide world-class solid waste management for the people living and working in Montgomery County, in an environmentally progressive and economically sound manner, striving to recycle 50% of our waste.
We aspire to provide the best solid waste services in the nation, meeting the needs of our diverse community.
Our Guiding Principles for our Staff
- Commit to excellence
- Be accountable
- Strive for continued growth
- Give our best
- Work as a team
- Take pride in our progressive organization
A Snapshot of our work
The Collections Section manages County contracts
for trash collection in the down-County area. Curbside recycling collection is provided throughout the County for single-family homes, also using
contracted haulers. Field staff works closely with these
haulers to ensure that collections are made properly and to resolve problems.
The phones of the Division's Customer Service ring
frequently throughout the day, as residents call to find out their collection
day, schedule bulk trash and scrap metal collections, report missed
collections, order blue bins, ask questions about the
Division's collection and drop-off programs and solid waste
The Operations section chief oversees the safe operation
of the Solid Waste Transfer Station, Materials Recovery
Facility (Recycling Center), and the County's three landfills.
The Disposal/Waste/Recycling section ensures the safe operation and maintenance
of the state-of-the-art and award-winning Resource
Recovery Facility (RRF), a waste-to-energy plant, and the Compost
Facility. This section is also responsible for recycling education
and outreach, as well as coordination with apartment/condominiums