Friday, October 29, 2010

Leaf vacuuming begins November 8, 2010

brown and colored fall leavesThe 2010 Leaf Vacuuming will begin Monday, November 8, 2010 (weather permitting).

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation's Division of Highway Services, one of our sister agencies, provides this service in the Leaf Collection District (PDF map). This District's general boundaries are: south of Bel Pre Road, east of I-270/I-495 and west of New Hampshire Avenue, to the District line.

Please help crews by
  • Noting the information on the posted signs
  • Raking leaves to the road edge (not into the street itself) or placing leaves in paper yard trim bags.
  • Not placing leaves out for collection in plastic bags.
  • Keeping parked vehicles away from leaf piles

Read full details on leaf vacuuming, including a service area map and progress updates.

Don't have leaf vacuuming service in your neighborhood? We provide our weekly curbside yard trim collections -- including leaves in paper yard trim bags or reusable cans -- year-round! You may order yard trim decals for your cans online. Also, consider composting leaves. We offer compost bins at no additional charge to you.

Keep all of our yard trim links handy through one convenient web page:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Two paper shredding and clothing/household donation events on November 13 + 14, 2010 - America Recycles Day weekend

We're bringing community paper shred events to Gaithersburg and Silver Spring!

Join us to celebrate America Recycles Day 2010 with two paper shredding/recycling and clothing/household goods donation drop-offs. We literally collected tons of material for recycling and reuse at our 2009 America Recycles Day events -- help us beat last year's numbers!

Paper shredding and recycling is available at no charge to Montgomery County residents only, with a 5 bag/small box limit. Your paper will be shredded on-site.

Read our detailed paper shredding and donation guidelines, including a location map.

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Gaithersburg High School
314 S. Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Sunday, November 14, 2010, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Montgomery Blair High School
51 University Blvd East (Colesville Road parking lot)
Silver Spring, MD 20901

On the same weekend, we'll also feature recycling information tables at a number of stores and markets throughout Montgomery County. Check our America Recycles Day web page for an updated list and maps of locations and times.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Paper shredding - November 13, 2010 - Potomac

It looks like November 2010 is shaping up to be a month full of community paper shred events!

If you're in the Potomac area, mark your calendars for this one:

Saturday, November 13, 2010
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Potomac Community Center
11315 Falls Road
Potomac, Maryland 20854

A $5 donation per box of paper benefits the Friends of the Potomac Community Center.

Thank you to PG for letting us know about this event.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Columbus Day 2010 - normal trash and recycling collection schedule

Monday, October 11, 2010 - Columbus Day - is a regular recycling and trash collection day. All County-provided recycling and trash collections will be made on their normal schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please call the Montgomery County Customer Service Center (MC311) at 3-1-1 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 240-773-3556).

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.

Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

Poolesville Beauty Spot