Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Day 2013 - modified recycling and trash collection schedule

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Thursday, December 25, 2013 - Christmas 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, December 23, 2013 (no change)
Tuesday Tuesday, December 24, 2013 (no change)
Wednesday Thursday, December 26, 2013
Thursday Friday, December 27, 2013
Friday Saturday, December 28, 2013

If you have 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).

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.

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Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

 Transfer Station location, hours and other details
  • December 24, 2013: Public drop-off areas close at 5:00 p.m.
  • December 25, 2013: Entire facility closed.

    Poolesville Beauty Spot

    Beauty Spot location, hours and other details
    • Saturday, December 28, 2013: Open with normal hours.
    • Sunday, December 29, 2013: Open with normal hours.

    A look ahead to the New Year's Day 2014 schedule

    If your collection day is
    Your collection day this week is
    Monday Monday, December 30, 2013 (no change)
    Tuesday Tuesday, December 31, 2013 (no change)
    Wednesday Thursday, January 2, 2014
    Thursday Friday, January 3, 2014
    Friday Saturday, January 4, 2014

    Christmas tree recycling and holiday recycling tips

    We collect Christmas trees for recycling on your recycling day. Remember to remove all decorations. Details about how to prepare your Christmas tree for pick up.

    Local holiday light recycling locations accept light strings through January 2014.

    Have family or guests wondering whether something is recyclable? Keep our How do I recycle/dispose… information handy on a mobile device.

    This holiday material May be disposed/recycled in this way
    Bakery trays and cake domes, deli containers and trays, fruit and vegetable containers and baskets Put into your blue recycling bin.
    Cardboard boxes Add to your paper recycling. May be unflattened - but, consider flattening and folding so that you don't advertise your new items to prospective thieves.
    Cartons for juice, eggnog, milk, soymilk, soup Rinse, flatten, and add to your paper recycling.
    Clementine fruit boxes Put into the trash.
    Cookie / popcorn / cake tins Share for reuse, or put into your blue recycling bin.
    Electronics Bring to our electronics recycling drop-off at the Transfer Station.
    Gift wrap If paper, remove ribbons and bows, and add to your paper recycling. Tape does not need to be removed.

    If foil-coated, put into the trash.
    Plastic toys (no batteries, wood or wires) New this year! Bring to the bulky rigid plastics drop-off at the Transfer Station - not accepted in curbside blue bins.

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