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About Us

We are a family owned and operated business serving the residents and businesses of Montgomery County since 1984. We are three brothers who were born and raised in Montgomery County, and we still reside here as well. We are committed to providing the most reliable and dependable service at the most competitive rates while at the same time doing our part to protect our environment.

Our Philosophy

Recycling and refuse removal are an important part of our everyday life. Keeping our environment clean and sustainable is of the utmost importance. However, you shouldn’t have to worry or be concerned about your recycling or refuse service. We feel our customers have enough to worry about as it is. We strive to make our services dependable, reliable, affordable, and worry free.

Our Green Mission

Potomac Disposal is now the only residential trash company in Montgomery County using natural gas vehicles. These vehicles are the cleanest burning in the industry. For our other trucks in the fleet, we equip them with the OPS Oil Purification System, providing many environmental benefits. For example: OPS eliminates the need for oil drains, reduces oil consumption, and reduces waste oil generation. Because the OPS keeps the engine oil soot-free, the engine burns CLEANER! Our non-natural gas vehicles also run on ultra-low-sulfur diesel. This is the cleanest burning fuel on the market!

Integrating clean burning natural gas vehicles and utilizing the OPS Oil Purification Systems are costly to us but they both have proven to be enormously beneficial to the environment.

Every year Potomac Disposal recycles thousands of tons of glass, aluminum, plastic, tin, cardboard, mixed paper, newspaper, metal, and yard waste generated by Montgomery County residents and businesses.

For front end containers requiring locks, we use the Serious Lock Gravity Lock-Bar System. This system does not require the driver to repeatedly get in and out of the truck to unlock the can, dump it, and re-lock. With this system, the driver pulls up to the can and simply dumps it and moves on. This significantly reduces idling time, which in turn reduces air emissions!

Reducing our carbon footprint, improving air quality, and recycling thousands of tons of waste every year… This is Potomac Disposal’s Green Mission.

Did you know?

Recycling one ton of paper saves an estimated 17 trees!

 

Giving Back to the Community

Since our inception, we have given back to the community through sponsorships and donations. Some of the organizations we have contributed to are the Olney Boys & Girls Clubs, the Central Union Mission, Clarksburg High School Boosters, Rebuilding Together, Blake High School, Farquhar Middle School, Magruder High School, the Montgomery County Community Foundation, the American Heart Association, and many more.

 

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Latest Updates

*SEVERE WEATHER ALERT* 2/19/21 8:00 A.M.

Montgomery County has delayed the opening of the transfer station.  Today's trash and recycling collections will be delayed and will occur later than usual.  Some communities may experience delayed service times or postponement of service until Tuesday due to road and sidewalk conditions in the neighborhood.  We will keep your Property Manager updated as to possible delay in service.

All trash and recycling containers must be brought to the front of the house, there will be no back yard service.  Please make sure your trash can is free of ice and our crew can get to it without obstruction or having to walk over ice.  Our crews have been instructed to stay safe and avoid the possibility of injury.

Please stay safe!  We thank you for your patience and understanding!

*SEVERE WEATHER ALERT* 2/18/21 6:15 A.M.

Montgomery County Government has shut down County trash service and closed the transfer station.  Due to very icy and dangerous road conditions we will have to suspend service to our customers as well.  Commercial customers, service will be delayed 24 hours with service to resume Friday should conditions allow.  Residential customers, service will resume on your next regularly scheduled service day, which should be Monday.  The safety of our crews, customers, and communities is our highest priority.  Thank you for your patience and understanding, stay safe!

*SEVERE WEATHER ALERT* 2/17/21 4:30 P.M.

Customers:  *UPDATE*

THE FORECAST HAS SHIFTED A BIT. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS NOW CALLING FOR 1-3 INCHES OF SNOW TONIGHT FOLLOWED BY 3-5 INCHES OF SNOW BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON. OUR CREWS WILL BE REPORTING TO WORK TOMORROW MORNING. OUR SAFETY MANAGER WILL THEN DETERMINE IF THE ROADS, INCLUDING BACK STREETS ARE SAFE FOR OUR SERVICE VEHICLES TO PASS. IF CREWS ARE DISPATCHED AND FIND THE ROADS TO BE TOO TREACHEROUS, THEY WILL SUSPEND SERVICE IMMEDIATELY AND RETURN TO THE OFFICE. COMMUNITIES WHICH REQUIRE THE USE OF SIDEWALKS TO ACCESS TRASH WILL HAVE TO HAVE SIDEWALKS CLEARED OF ANY ICE OR SNOW AS WELL. IF SERVICES ARE CANCELLED OR SUSPENDED,RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS WITH THURSDAY SERVICE WILL BE PICKED UP ON THEIR NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED SERVICE DAY ON MONDAY.

FRIDAY, WE WILL HAVE DRIVERS REPORT FOR WORK IN THE MORNING, IF STREETS AND SIDEWALKS ARE CLEARED OF ICE AND SNOW, SERVICE WILL GO ON AS SCHEDULED. SHOULD FRIDAY'S SERVICE BE CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW AND ICE, FRIDAY CUSTOMERS WOULD THEN BE PICKED UP ON THEIR NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED SERVICE DAY ON TUESDAY. WE ARE HOPING ALL STREETS AND SIDEWALKS ARE CLEARED BY SATURDAY FOR SATURDAY SERVICES.

COMMERCIAL SERVICES MAY BE DELAYED UP TO 48 HOURS DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY OF THE STORM AND THE CONDITIONS OF ROADS AND OPERATING SURFACES AT CUSTOMER LOCATIONS. 

SHOULD MONTGOMERY COUNTY CLOSE THE WASTE TRANSFER STATION, ALL SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED.

SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY DURING WEATHER EVENTS.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. 

 

 

Are you a CDL driver looking for a job? We are hiring! Give us a call or stop by. 

Celebrating 36 years of reliable service at competitive rates.

  • WE ARE A PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT AND THE USO WARRIOR FAMILY CENTER IN BETHESDA.