Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2010 Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade

Our staff and volunteers -- and Rocco the Recycling Retriever! -- participated in the 2010 Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade. Here are some of our parade photos.

If the slide show doesn't appear, visit the direct link to our Flickr photo set.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Day 2010 - modified trash and recycling collection schedule

Thursday, November 25, 2010 - Thanksgiving Day - is a recycling and trash collection holiday. After the holiday, all County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide; they will be one day later than normal.

If your normal collection day is: Your collection day for the week of
November 25, 2010, is:
Monday Monday
Tuesday Tuesday
Wednesday Wednesday
Thursday Friday
Friday Saturday

If you have any questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please call the Montgomery County Customer Service Center 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

A look ahead to Christmas 2010 and New Year's Day 2011

There is no holiday slide changing the collection schedule for Christmas 2010 or New Year's Day 2011. Regular collection services will be provided the week before and after these next two holidays.

If an actual holiday falls on the weekend, but the County observes the holiday on the Friday before or the Monday after the actual holiday, there is no change in the collection schedule.

Please help us prevent missed pickups by sharing this Christmas and New Year's Day information with your families, friends, neighbors, and community groups.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Recycle your holiday lights!

Updated December 2, 2011: Visit our newest webpage for our most current information on holiday light recycling.

Updated: November 19, 2010

A few years ago, a resident asked us

Just wondering how i might recycle old christmas lights? (C9 size)

I did some research, and advised reuse or disposal as trash.

In 2010, we have a much better answer! We know of these local recycling opportunities for your working or broken Christmas and holiday lights.

  • The Home Depot - all locations - through November 14, 2010
    • In Montgomery County:
      • Home Depot #2558
        14000 Georgia Avenue
        Aspen Hill MD 20906
      • Home Depot #2509
        7111 Westlake Terrace
        Bethesda, MD 20817
      • Home Depot #2550
        15740 Shady Grove Rd
        Gaithersburg MD 20877
      • Home Depot #2560
        21010 Frederick Rd
        Germantown MD 20876
      • Home Depot #2551
        2300 Broadbirch Dr
        Silver Spring MD 20904
  • CVS/pharmacy - through November 20, 2010
  • Lowe’s - through December 24, 2010
    • In Montgomery County:
      • Lowe's of Gaithersburg, MD #0223
        40 Market St
        Gaithersburg, MD 20878
        (301) 208-0400
  • MOM's Organic Market - all locations - through January 31, 2011
    • In Montgomery County:
      • My Organic Market
        11711-B Parklawn Dr
        Rockville MD 20852
  • - online retailer - year-round
  • - online retailer - year-round

If you know of other local drop-off locations for lights, please tell us about them!