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Historically, the County provides recycling collection service to all residential properties, with the exception of incorporated municipalities. Trash collection service is provided only in the down county (e.g. Bethesda, Chevy Chase, lower Silver Spring, and Wheaton).
Through a petition process, residential communities can request to receive trash collection service from the County.
When we receive a petition, maps play a big role. Using those maps, we can analyze the area, isolate the properties involved, and convey the information to residents, collection companies, and Solid Waste staff.
When a community’s petition is successful, its Solid Waste fees are adjusted for the change in service.
Our most recent addition is 89 properties in the Colesville Farm community of Silver Spring.
See details about the petition process
--Angie Braun, GIS Specialist