Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow Update for January 27, 2015

County-provided recycling and trash service for Tuesday residents will occur today, but will be delayed by a few hours.

The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station will open at 10 a.m. today.

If your collection day is today, please set your material out as normal, but be patient as the delayed start, and conditions on the residential streets will make service slower and later than normal.

If you have any questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please call the Montgomery County Customer Service Center at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850).

If you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, or if you live in a municipality, our schedule announcements may not apply to your trash service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

Do you have a fire hydrant near your home? Please help our Fire and Rescue colleagues by taking a few moments to clear the hydrant of snow.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How to dispose of a broken snowblower



With snow in the weather forecast, here's a timely note from our inbox:
How do I dispose of or recycle a broken snowblower?

If you receive recycling service from Montgomery County, you may request a curbside scrap metal collection for snowblowers (and similar lawn and garden tools). If the snowblower is gas-powered, drain it of fluids, as for a lawnmower.

We also accept scrap metal from County residents and businesses directly at our Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station.

To check whether you have Montgomery County-provided recycling service, use our Collection Day and Service lookup.

Thanks for your question, J.!

Need help knowing how to recycle or dispose an item or material? Try our "How do I recycle/dispose of..." tool, or leave us a comment.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 2015 - modified recycling and trash collection schedule

Monday, January 19, 2015 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - is a recycling and trash collection holiday. After the holiday, all County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide, and be one day later than normal.

If your collection day is
Your collection day this week is
Monday Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Tuesday Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Wednesday Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thursday Friday, January 23, 2015
Friday Saturday, January 24, 2015

If you have questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please contact the Montgomery County Customer Service Center (MC311) at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850) or @311MC311.

If you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, or if you live in a municipality, our schedule announcements may not apply to your trash service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

Get our full 2015 holiday calendar, customized for your address.

Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

Transfer Station location, hours and other details
  • Saturday, January 17, 2014: Open with normal hours.
  • Sunday, January 18, 2014: Open with normal hours.
  • Monday, January 19, 2014: Entire facility closed.

Poolesville Beauty Spot

Beauty Spot location, hours and other details
  • Saturday, January 17, 2014: Open with normal hours.
  • Sunday, January 18, 2014: Open with normal hours.

Household hazardous waste disposal is available every day

Today's Washington Post "Home" section includes an article on "Tiny steps toward decluttering your house". One of the tips is to bring no-longer-needed cleaners from your under-the-kitchen-sink cabinet or bathroom vanities to our Household Hazardous Waste drop-off.

This drop-off is located at the Shady Grove Transfer Station and Processing Facility, and is open daily (but not on January 19, 2015!). It even has evening hours on weekdays! See Household Hazardous Waste drop-off details, including a list of accepted items.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Recycling and Trash Service Update for January 6, 2015 - service suspended

Montgomery County-provided recycling and trash collections are cancelled for Tuesday, January 6, 2015. For the rest of the week, all County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide, and be one day later than normal.

The Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station continues to be open with normal hours.

If your normal collection day is Tuesday, and crews were not able to reach your home today, your collection will be made tomorrow.

If your collection day is
Your collection day this week is
Tuesday Wednesday, January 7, 2015, if your pickups were not made today.
Wednesday Thursday, January 8, 2015
Thursday Friday, January 9, 2015
Friday Saturday, January 10, 2015

If you have any questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please call the Montgomery County Customer Service Center at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850).

If you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, or if you live in a municipality, our schedule announcements may not apply to your trash service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

Do you have a fire hydrant near your home? Please help our Fire and Rescue colleagues by taking a few moments to clear the hydrant of snow.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Recycle broken recycling bins - #12daysofrecycling


Many good things come to an end, and recycling bins are no different. If yours is in need of replacement, let us know.

We'll pick it up, and put that bin to one more use. Yes, old recycling bins are... recycled!

Request a recycling bin pickup online.

That rounds out our #12daysofrecycling - leave a note in the comments, and let us know your thoughts on this series.

New Year's Day 2015 - modified recycling and trash collection schedule

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - New Year's Day - is a recycling and trash collection holiday. After the holiday, all County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide, and be one day later than normal.

If your collection day is
Your collection day this week is
Monday Monday, December 29, 2014 (no change)
Tuesday Tuesday, December 30, 2014 (no change)
Wednesday Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (no change)
Thursday Friday, January 2, 2015
Friday Saturday, January 3, 2015

If you have questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please contact the Montgomery County Customer Service Center (MC311) at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850) or @311MC311.

If you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, or if you live in a municipality, our schedule announcements may not apply to your trash service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

Get our full 2015 holiday calendar, customized for your address.

Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

Transfer Station location, hours and other details
  • December 31, 2014: Public drop-off areas close at 5:00 p.m.
  • January 1, 2015: Entire facility closed.
Christmas tree recycling

We collect Christmas trees for recycling on your recycling day. No deadlines - Christmas tree recycling is part of our regular yard trim collection service. Remember to remove all decorations. Details about how to prepare your Christmas tree for pick up.

Our #12daysofrecycling, featuring other holiday tips, continues on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog!

The Montgomery County GreenFest

Save the date for the Montgomery County GreenFest, held on the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus on Saturday, March 28, 2015!

Hear from national and local speakers, explore exhibits and talk to nonprofits, participate in “How to” workshops and more.  Participants can also visit an electric vehicle display, listen to music or watch an environmental film as a part of the Environmental Film Festival. This free event will be held rain or shine!  See more details about attending or participating as a presenter/exhibitor at www.montgomerycountygreenfest.org

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Recycle glass bottles - #12daysofrecycling


Cheers! When your holiday toasts are made with beverages in glass bottles, add the empties to your recycling bin during or after your event.

Have more bottles than you have room in your bin? Put the overflow into a small cardboard box labeled "Recycling", and set the box out next to your blue bin on collection day.

See more details about recycling glass bottles in Montgomery County.

Thanks for joining our #12daysofrecycling!


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Recycle food and beverage cartons - #12daysofrecycling


Mmm... eggnog, cream, soups, juices... Are your holiday treats and ingredients packaged in cartons or aseptic packaging?

Simply rinse the empty cartons, and add them to your paper recycling!

See more details about recycling paper and cardboard items in Montgomery County.

Thanks for joining our #12daysofrecycling!