County Accepting Scrap Tires for Recycling

Unload your scrap tires at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station through Friday.

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection offers a free residential scrap tire drop-off event from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the transfer station on 16101 Frederick Rd, Derwood.

The limit is 10 tires per county resident. Normally the limit is five.

“The more items we can put to reuse the better for all of us,” said County Executive Marc Elrich in a news release.

The event is a partnership with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Environmental Service (MES).

Funding came from Maryland’s used tire clean-up and recycling fund, which receives an 80-cent recycling fee on the sale of each new tire. MDE and MES use the money for projects to reduce, recover and recycle scrap tires in Maryland.

Recycled tires can be repurposed as rubberized asphalt, wastewater treatment filters, building materials and erosion control and can be used as an alternative fuel.

Follow signs at the transfer station to the recycling area and look for the trailer marked tires.

Tires must be clean. Only cars and small truck tires will be accepted. No commercial tires are permitted. The tires cannot be larger than 33 inches in diameter. Bicycle tires and tubes also are welcome.

A driver’s license is required to track the number of tires each resident brings to the facility.


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