Monday, August 29, 2011

Labor Day 2011 - modified trash and recycling collection schedule

Monday, September 5, 2011 - Labor 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 normal collection day is: Your collection day for the week of September 5, 2011, is:
Monday Tuesday, September 6
Tuesday Wednesday, September 7
Wednesday Thursday, September 8
Thursday Friday, September 9
Friday Saturday, September 10

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)

Note: if you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, or if you live in a municipality, these 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

Save the dates: Solar Decathlon and Solar Tour

The U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon takes place at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. from September 23 to October 2, 2011. Houses designed and built by university teams from across the country -- including the University of Maryland -- and the world face off in 10 contests.

The 21st Annual Metro Washington, DC, Tour of Solar Homes and Buildings -- including many stops in Montgomery County -- will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 2011.

In addition to their focus on energy, both events also feature numerous examples of reducing, reusing, and recycling.

For more information:

Apply for Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

And speaking of energy... Montgomery County's Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program is open for applications! This program offers incentives of up to $3,000 to owner-occupants of single family homes and condominiums who make new energy efficiency improvements. Eligible improvements include air sealing, insulation, heating and cooling, geothermal heat pumps, solar water heating and appliances. For full details, visit