Thursday, June 28, 2012

Independence Day 2012 - modified trash and recycling collection schedule

email Subscribe to our holiday reminders (Available as wireless alerts, too!) Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - Independence 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, July 2, 2012 (no change)
Tuesday Tuesday, July 3, 2012 (no change)
Wednesday Thursday, July 5, 2012
Thursday Friday, July 6, 2012
Friday Saturday, July 7, 2012

Use this iCal link to add our holiday schedule for recycling and trash collection to your electronic calendar (Google, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.):

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

Transfer Station location, hours and other details
  • Tuesday, July 3, 2012: Open with normal hours
  • Wednesday, July 4, 2012: Administrative offices and facility drop-offs closed
  • Thursday, July 5, 2012: Open with normal hours

Poolesville Beauty Spot

Beauty Spot location, hours and other details
  • No changes to hours of operation at this time

Clamshells and other #1 plastics now accepted

Effective immediately, our Montgomery County recycling program now includes PET thermoform plastic containers and "clamshell" packaging for fruits, vegetables, bakery and deli items. PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, containers are easily identified by the #1 code on or near the bottom.

New plastic items accepted for recycling!

Recycling in Montgomery County just got easier!

Our recycling program now accepts #1 PET thermoform packaging. This is packaging made from plastic resin #1, also called "polyethylene terephthalate". To shape it, sheets of this resin are warmed and then pressed into molds.

To recycle the new items, shake out any crumbs, give the items a quick rinse if needed, and add them to your blue recycling bin for collection.

What is included in this program expansion? Clamshell containers! In addition, we now take trays, deli containers, lids, domes, and cups.

Read more detail about the plastics our recycling program accepts. Download our plastics postcard (PDF, 1.1 MB) for handy reference.

Here are examples of some of the new plastic items…
clamshell containers
Clamshell containers
bakery trays and cake domes
Bakery trays and cake domes
Condiment cups
plastic cups
deli trays and containers
Deli trays and containers
fruit and vegetable containers and baskets
Fruit and vegetable containers and baskets
tubs and lids
Tubs and lids