Thursday, September 01, 2016

Labor Day 2016 - modified recycling and trash collection schedule; Transfer Station closed

Monday, September 5, 2016 - Labor Day - No County-provided collection services will occur on this day. 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 6, 2016
Tuesday Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Wednesday Thursday, September 8, 2016
Thursday Friday, September 9, 2016
Friday Saturday, September 10, 2016

If you have questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please contact the Montgomery County Customer Service Center at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311) 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 collection service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

Drop-off Facilities

Locations, hours and other details

Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station

  • Saturday, September 3, 2016: Open with normal hours.
  • Sunday, September 4, 2016: Open with normal hours.
  • Monday, September 5, 2016: Entire facility closed.

Poolesville Beauty Spot

  • Saturday, September 3, 2016: Open with normal hours.
  • Sunday, September 4, 2016: Open with normal hours.

Celebrate PARK(ing) Day

Celebrate PARK(ing) Day with the Department of Environmental Protection on Friday, September 16, 2016, from 9 am to 3:30 pm in Wheaton at Grandview Ave. and Reedie Dr.

For one day, we’re turning parking spaces into mini-parks with plants, kids activities, discovery tables and outdoor seating.

Learn more at

Watershed restoration and outreach grants available

Know of an organization that could benefit from a Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant? The grant program's goal is to reduce storm-water runoff and pollutants through community-based on-the-ground restoration projects and public engagement.

Creative and innovative proposals are encouraged. Together, these efforts will restore and protect the local rivers and streams of Montgomery County.

Learn more at