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Recycling Bin - pickup request

Recycling Bin - pickup request

Have a broken or unneeded blue recycling bin at your home? Add bin pickup to your "Cart". We must have a specific pickup request in order to take your old bin.

How to prepare your bin for pickup

  • Set your blue bin at the curb upside down and empty next Monday morning by 7:00 a.m.
  • Leave the bin at the curb. The pick-up will occur 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.

When will you pick up my bin?

If you request a bin pickup by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, we will pick up the bin by the end of the following week.

Requests made after 2:00 p.m. on Friday will be picked up in two weeks.

Blue bin 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.

What happens to the blue bins we pick up?

We send broken blue bins we collect from residents back to the bin manufacturer for recycling.

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: