Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 27, 2014 - No County-provided collection services will occur on this day. After the holiday, Thursday and Friday County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide, and be one day later than normal.
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If your collection day is
Your collection day this week is
|Monday||Monday, November 24, 2014 (no change)|
|Tuesday||Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (no change)|
|Wednesday||Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (no change)|
|Thursday||Friday, November 28, 2014|
|Friday||Saturday, November 29, 2014|
If you have questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please contact the Montgomery County Customer Service Center (MC311) at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850) or @311MC311.
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
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Public drop-off areas close at 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 27, 2014: Entire facility closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Prevent sewer backups after Thanksgiving
The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest day of the year for sewer backups! Fats, oil, and grease sent down the drain during Thanksgiving meal preparation and cleanup contribute to this.
- Fat and grease disposal: "Can it, cool it, throw it away!" See detailed instructions for fats and grease from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
- Cooking oil recycling: Bring your used cooking oil to the Shady Grove Solid Waste Transfer Station. Recycle empty cooking oil bottles in your blue bin. See cooking oil recycling details on our website.
We've updated our list of holiday light string recycling opportunities.
Request a bulk trash pickup to dispose of artificial Christmas trees (or offer usable trees for reuse). We accept cut Christmas trees year-round as yard trim. See Christmas tree recycling and disposal details.