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Thursday, July 4, 2013: Independence Day - No County-provided recycling or trash collections on July 4; Thursday and Friday collections that week shift by one day.
See holiday details. Get holiday reminders as email and/or text messages.
Montgomery County provides once-a-week curbside recycling collection for all single-family homes and townhomes.
To find your recycling collection day, use our Collection Day Lookup tool. Or, call Montgomery County's Customer Service Center at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 240-773-3556).
Order a blue recycling bin online or by calling the Customer Service Center.
We encourage you to handle your yard trim by grasscycling, composting and mulching.
If you live in an apartment or condominium, check with your property manager for recycling collection information for your building or complex.
If you live in a municipality, please check with your local town or city office for recycling collection details.
In its southern parts, Montgomery County provides trash collection service through contracts with independent refuse collection companies. Collection fees and prepaid disposal charges are included on your property tax bill. Trash collection in these areas is once a week, and occurs on the same day as your recycling day.
In the remainder of the County, residents contract with and pay independent trash collection companies or haulers. Look in the phone book under "Rubbish and Garbage Removal" for names of companies. As you negotiate your contract, note that the amount you pay your hauler should be for collection services only. You are already paying for the cost of disposal through the prepaid disposal charge that is paid through your property tax bill.
To find out whether you are in the County trash collection area or whether you need to contract individually for your own service, use our Collection Day Lookup tool. Or, call Montgomery County's Customer Service Center at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 240-773-3556).
If you live in an apartment or condominium, check with your property manager for trash collection information for your building or complex.
If you live in a municipality, please check with your local town or city office for trash collection details.
There are seven "collection holidays" which may cause your collection day for Montgomery County-provided services to change. These are: New Years Day; Martin Luther King, Jr., Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; and Christmas Day.
If you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, our schedule announcements may not apply to your trash service -- check with your hauler or community manager.
Collection holiday details and reminder subscriptions
If you have curbside paper collection, you may set your moving boxes out for collection on your recycling day.
In the process of unpacking, you may find yourself with paints, herbicides, pesticides, and other products you no longer need or want. Or, the previous residents of your home may have left some of these products behind. Proper disposal of household hazardous wastes is very important to human and pet health, and to that of the environment. Simply take your unwanted products to one of the County's Household Hazardous Waste collection sites at no charge!
Remember to recycle at work, too. In fact, businesses in Montgomery County are required to recycle. Learn more about our Non-Residential Recycling Program.