Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Day 2014 - modified recycling and trash collection schedule

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.
Recycle/dispose of holiday lights and Christmas trees

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.