Curbside Collection Details
Please have all items intended for curbside collection at the
curb by 7 a.m. on your weekly recycling day.
Weekly: Blue Bin Recyclables
Rinse out the materials below, and place them all into your blue bin
for collection. You do not need to separate your blue bin items by material.
Each blue recycling bin for cans, bottles and plastics must weigh 45 pounds or less. Each box or bundle of paper must also weigh 45 pounds or less.
We do not accept recyclables in plastic bags.
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Weekly: Other Materials
Please set your recyclables and trash at the curb in separate piles.
Place recyclable items next to your blue bin
Paper recycling collection
Prepare your paper for recycling in bags, bundles, or in your wheeled paper recycling cart, set at the curb next to your blue bin.
Scrap metal recycling collection
Scrap metal recycling collections are made on your collection day at no charge. You must request the collection in advance.
Bulk trash collection
Curbside bulk trash collections are made on your collection day at no charge.
You must request the collection in advance
If curbside collection is not provided for a material, you may
be able to take it directly to a County facility for disposal. Specific
instructions are provided under the link for each material.
Have a question or concern about curbside recycling collection?
Contact Montgomery County's Customer Service Center at 3‑1‑1 (out-of-County: 240‑777‑0311, TTY: 240‑773‑3556).
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