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Program Description

  Resource Recovery Facility & Related Waste Transfer

This program provides for the operation of the Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility (RRF). The RRF serves as the primary disposal facility for non-recycled waste generated in the County. Renewable energy in the form of electricity is generated by the combustion of municipal solid waste and is sold into the competitive energy market. Ferrous metals are recovered and recycled. Extensive environmental and operational monitoring is conducted to meet contractual obligations and all applicable regulatory standards. This program also includes costs for related operations at the Transfer Station and for transportation of waste from the Transfer Station to the RRF.

Program Contacts

Contact Patty Bubar of the Division of Solid Waste Services at 240.777.7786 or Trevor Lobaugh of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Percent of total municipal solid waste sent to landfill 117.3%11.7%11%10.1%10.1%
1  There was an increase in the amount of waste that was sent to the landfill in FY17 due to tonnage that was bypassed as a result of the fire at the Resource Recovery Facility.

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved265654891.20
Increase Cost: RRF Operating Increase to Meet Service Agreement17576820.00
Increase Cost: Increase in RRF Commercial Insurance1253650.00
Decrease Cost: FY20 REC Revenue in RRF Budget-14350000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-277040.00
FY20 Approved269858321.20