Garrett County Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Facility, also known as the County Landfill, is located at 3118 Oakland Sang Run Road, Oakland, 3 1/2 miles North of Oakland and 2 1/2 miles South of Bray School Road. The facility is available for use by all Garrett County residents, visitors, businesses, municipalities and private haulers collecting waste & recycling 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. For a detailed explanation of what items are or are not accepted at the sites, see Refuse & Recycling Site Information main tab .
Persons who maintain a household in Garrett County may purchase an annual refuse site permit for $75 per vehicle for the disposal of household waste generated from their residence located in Garrett County. This permit may only be used to dispose of daily household waste (trash can waste) or one individual piece of furniture, a television, a couch, a grill [tank removed], a mattress set, etc., per visit. The permit allows homeowners to use all refuse & recycling sites as well as the Landfill.
In general, waste other than daily household trash must be brought to the Landfill and taken over the scale where a tipping fee of $50.00 is collected. Non-refrigerant appliances (water heaters, stoves, washers, dryers, etc.) may be taken to most refuse & recycling sites for a $5 fee per appliance or tipped at a fee of $50.00 per ton at the Landfill location. Appliances that contain, or once contained, refrigerant gases (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.) must be taken to the Landfill and disposed of at $10.00 per unit.
A separate fee is charged for tires brought to the Landfill and is related to the size of the tire and whether or not the rims have been removed. A summary of the rates is shown on this site under Landfill, Landfill Rates – for additional information concerning rates contact the landfill office at 301-387-0322.
Please Note: Waste generated outside of Garrett County and Recyclables collected outside of Garrett County are NOT accepted at this County Landfill or ANY of the six refuse & recycling sites.