The Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling has announced that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, plastic recycling will be suspended.
Limited resources have forced the contracted recycling company to no longer accept the #1 and #2 plastics for recycling. Once the roll-off container currently available at each of the county collection sites is filled, the plastic recycling will be suspended until further notice.
Residents can choose to store their plastic at home or it can be disposed of as regular household refuse.
The Department does expect to resume plastic recycling once the COVID-19 situation has passed and the recycler resumes their normal operations.
“We are sorry for this inconvenience and we appreciate your patience as we all make sacrifices to defeat COVID-19,” said Dave Baker, Manager, Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling.
If you need more information or have questions, please contact the Solid Waste & Recycling office at 301-387-0322 or [email protected]
For More Information Contact:
Manager Garrett County
Department of Solid Waste
Phone 301-387-0322 Fax 301-387-2224