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Recycling Bin - pickup request

Recycling Bin - pickup request

Have a broken or unneeded blue recycling bin at your home? Let us know, and we will pick it up from you at no additional charge.

How to prepare your bin for pickup

  • Add bin pickup to your "Cart". We must have a separate pickup request in order to take your old bin.
  • Set your blue bin at the curb upside down and empty next Monday morning by 7:00 a.m.
  • Tape a simple label to your bin, stating "For Pickup", to let our driver know which bin to take.
  • Leave the bin at the curb. The pick-up will occur during the week when delivery personnel are in your neighborhood.

If you ordered a new bin at the same time, we will pick up your old bin when we deliver your new one.

Blue bin deliveries and pickups are made by County staff, not by your recycling collection crew. They may happen any day of the week, and not necessarily on your recycling day. Therefore, your old bin must be out Monday morning and may sit until Friday afternoon.

What happens to the blue bins we pick up?

We send broken blue bins we collect from residents to a plastics recycler.

Have questions about your order?

Call the Montgomery County Customer Service Center at 311 (out-of-County: 240‑777‑0311, TTY: 301‑251‑4850).

To request bin pickup: