Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How to dispose of pesticide containers

Doing autumn clean up in your home and garden? Use our guide to determine how to dispose of pesticide containers:

If your pesticide containerDispose of the container this way

is completely empty of pesticide product

regular household trash

has pesticide product remaining

household hazardous waste


How do I dispose of pesticide containers as household hazardous waste?

Bring containers with remaining pesticide from your home to our Hazardous Waste Drop-off at the Shady Grove Transfer Station and Processing Facility. This drop-off is open daily. See details about our Hazardous Waste Drop-off program.


Can I recycle my pesticide container?

No, do not recycle your pesticide containers.

Pesticide residue acts as a containment in empty containers, making them unacceptable for recycling. And, when residents send containers with remaining products to the Recycling Center, the products can create dangerous situations.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Labor Day 2015 - modified recycling and trash collection schedule; Transfer Station closed

Monday, September 7, 2015 - Labor 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 Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Tuesday Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Wednesday Thursday, September 10, 2015
Thursday Friday, September 11, 2015
Friday Saturday, September 12, 2015

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.

Get our full 2015 holiday calendar, customized for your address.

Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

Transfer Station location, hours and other details
  • Saturday, September 5, 2015: Open with normal hours.
  • Sunday, September 6, 2015: Open with normal hours.
  • Monday, September 7, 2015: Entire facility closed.

Poolesville Beauty Spot

Beauty Spot location, hours and other details
  • Saturday, September 5, 2015: Open with normal hours.
  • Sunday, September 6, 2015: Open with normal hours.

Pick up a compost bin

Be ready for those autumn leaves! The Fall season is a great time to start or enhance composting in your yard. We have compost bins available at 20 locations. Have questions? We're just a call or click away.

Mulch a tree in 6 easy steps

See how to properly mulch a tree in 6 easy steps. As you do winter garden prep, spot and remove those mulch volcanoes!