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Refuse Site Permits

2018 Refuse Site Permits

The Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling announces that the 2018 Residential Refuse Permits will be available beginning October 2nd, 2017. The 2018 permits will be valid from the date of purchase through the end of 2018.
The current permits utilize a radio frequency identification system (RFID) that allows the permit to be scanned for validity at each site. This system allows customers to renew the same permit for as long as they own the vehicle that it is originally placed on provided they pay the annual fee. The fee is currently $50.00 per year. The RFID system makes replacing a permit much simpler. If a customer requires a replacement permit due to trading a vehicle, loss of a windshield, or an accident, they can order a replacement with a phone call or e-mail to the Landfill office. The RFID will allow a permit to be switched off electronically so that customers no longer need to return the old permit for a replacement.

Important notes:
Do not remove your current permit decal from your windshield
Complete the renewal form and make payment before December 31st, 2017
Your 2017 permit will be invalid on January 1st, 2017 (you will be required to pay by the bag if you have not renewed)
You will not receive a receipt when you renew unless you request one.
Purchasing online is the fastest way to renew and there is no additional charge for using your credit card online. A permit purchased online goes in the mail to you the next business day. To order your permit after October 2 sign into payments at .
Residents can purchase their 2018 permit by mail or in person at the Landfill on Oakland Sang Run Road or the Garrett County tax office. The current fee is $50.00 and payment at either location can be made using cash, check, or money order.
Applications are not mailed out but will be available at all refuse & recycling sites, online, the Garrett County Tax Office, and the Landfill office.
Purchasing early will help customers avoid lines and delays at the end of the year. If you need more information or have questions contact the Solid Waste & Recycling office at: 301-387-0322                                             
For Further Information Contact:
  • Dave Baker- Manager Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling
  • Email:
  • Phone 301-387-0322
  • Fax 301-387-2224

Purchase Online

If you owned a sticker in 2017, you may either fill out the PDF or purchase online.

Purchase by Mail or In Person

If you did not own a sticker in 2017, you must fill out this PDF document (Permit Application) and either mail to Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling, 3118 Oakland Sang Run Road, Oakland, Maryland 21550 or deliver it in person to one of the locations stated below (i.e., County Courthouse or County Landfill Main Office).
Permits may be purchased by mailing the application to Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling, 3118 Oakland Sang Run Road, Oakland, Maryland 21550.  Permits may also be purchased in person at the Tax Department (Room 107A) in the County Courthouse (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and the County Landfill main office at the Oakland Sang Run Road address shown above (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) (Check this website for "News Articles or New Alerts" describing any change in hours).