The Garrett County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling strives to provide an integrated, cost effective, and environmentally sound solid waste disposal system to all county residents, homeowners, and commercial enterprises. We provide a service to the community and develop strong, cooperative relationships with businesses, independent haulers, municipalities, contractors, regulatory authorities, and the general public. We continually find ways to educate people of all ages about the importance of reducing the amount of waste generated in each household and reusing materials or donating them to those in need. Reducing the amount of merchandise purchased or buying in bulk and composting are also activities that help to divert materials from the Landfill. The County promotes and encourages recycling efforts and will provide as many recycling opportunities as possible where economically feasible and not in conflict with private sector initiatives.
Garrett County Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Facility, also known as the County Landfill, is located off Oakland Sang Run Road, 3.5 miles north of Oakland and 2 miles south of Bray School Road. The facility is available for use by all county residents, businesses, municipalities, visitors and private haulers collecting waste generated within the county.
The county also maintains six refuse & recycling sites conveniently located throughout the county. These sites are available for use by homeowners to dispose of household waste, certain bulk items and recyclables. These sites are NOT available for trash disposal use by businesses, municipalities, or private haulers; however, Garrett County businesses and municipalities are encouraged to use the free recycling boxes at the landfill and the six refuse & recycling sites.