Common household items that previously weren't accepted for recycling at Montgomery County's Solid Waste Processing Facility and Transfer Station included clothes hangers, toys and wastebaskets.
Now, the county has decided to begin accepting a number of products that were previously banned. The list includes: laundry baskets; dish drainers, toys; lawn furniture; waste baskets; clothes hangers; tote boxes; crates; large buckets; pet carriers and garbage cans
“This expansion of our recycling program is based on the County’s past successes and the growing interest by our residents to be able to recycle even more things,” County Executive Isiah Leggett said.
“It also will help us move forward toward our goal to reduce waste and recycle 70 percent of the waste stream by 2020.”
You still shouldn't drop off garden hoses, motor oil containers or other things that might be contaminated by chemicals or hazardous substances; and pesticide/herbicide containers. Whatever you drop off, make sure it's empty and rinsed clean, first.
The Solid Waste Processing Facility and Transfer Station is located at 16101 Frederick Road in Derwood. It's open Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 9a.m. - 5 p.m.