Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Check out our spring cleaning resources

cleaning products and scrub brush

Are you as ready to move on from this past winter as we are? Welcome, Spring!

Spring cleaning, on the other hand, may be less exciting. We have resources to ease the process for you. Here are some ideas for reusing, recycling, and discarding things you may no longer need.

Keep our "How to recycle/dispose..." tool bookmarked on your mobile device. Put keywords into this app-like feature to quickly find answers about what to put where.


The next Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for April 26, 2014. Area locations have not yet been announced, but you can already put a save-the-date note in your calendar now. We’ll be posting updates as we get them. Or, use our instructions for disposing of medicine in your trash.

Cleaners, pesticide, herbicides, and other home and garden chemicals

Our Household Hazardous Waste drop-off at the Shady Grove Transfer Station is open daily.

Wondering whether something needs hazardous waste disposal? Hazardous materials have these properties:
  • reactive
  • ignitable
  • combustible
  • toxic, and/or
  • corrosive

Items in usable condition

Maybe you have unwanted or unneeded items that are still in usable condition. Hop over to our Use It Again Guide for referrals to organizations that would be happy to receive your clothing, household goods, furniture, and more.

To check an item's condition, ask yourself whether you'd give it to a friend.

Confidential papers

We are offering several community paper shredding events again this season.We will update our calendar as dates and locations are confirmed.

Large metal items

If you receive Montgomery County-provided recycling service, call on our curbside scrap metal collection program for pickups of large metal items, such as appliances, grills, lawnmowers, etc. Simply request the collection, and get your metal items out to the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day. We'll take care of the rest.

Yard clean-ups

Our yard trim collections for leaves, grass, and brush are year-round. Bag or bundle those branches snapped off by ice and snow, and we'll turn them into mulch.
We also have instructions for handling oversize yard trim that's too large for our curbside collections.


If you receive County-provided trash service, you may request up to 5 bulk trash pickups from us per calendar year. If you place your request online, you can even clean right up until the last minute (well, up to midnight) before submitting it.

Have an item we didn't address? Ask us about it in the comments.

Happy Spring!

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