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recycling bin, paper cart, and trash canMonday, July 4, 2016, Independence Day: No County-provided recycling or trash collections on July 4; all pickups that week slide by one day. Transfer Station closed July 4. See holiday details

To help avoid mosquito breeding: Store your recycling bin out of the rain. Though the bin has drain holes, dump out even small amounts of water. Do this weekly. See more mosquito tips.

Congratulations to the recipients of our 17th Annual Recycling Achievement Recognition Awards!

OPERATING STATUS: Recycling/trash collections - normal schedule ∣ Transfer Station recycling/trash drop-offs - normal hours

Compost bin pickup locations

Who may pickup bins?

Bins are available to Montgomery County, Maryland, residents and businesses only.

How much do the bins cost?

Pick up bins at no additional charge!

What are the bins' features?

These compost bins are recyclable! If you need to dispose them, bring them to our bulky rigid plastics recycling drop-off at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station.

What are the pickup location details?

The compost bins come in tight rolls, secured with a cardboard wrapper, for transport. The rolls are about 3 feet long and 6 inches in diameter. They are lightweight, and easy to carry.


Bethesda Green
4825 Cordell Avenue, Suite 200
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Davis Library
6400 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
240-777-0922; TTY: 301-897-2203

Whole Foods Market - Bethesda
5269 River Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20816
(evening and weekend hours)
Visit the Customer Service Desk


Country Nursery
3330 Spencerville Road
Burtonsville, Maryland 20866

Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights

Audubon Sanctuary Shop
Woodend Nature Sanctuary
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
(weekend hours)

Whole Foods Market
4420 Willard Avenue
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Visit the Customer Service Desk


Damascus Library
9701 Main Street
Damascus, Maryland 20872
240-773-9444; TTY: 301-253-0148
(evening and weekend hours)


Solid Waste Processing Facility and Transfer Station
16101 Frederick Road
Derwood, Maryland 20855

  • Compost bins are available in the Transfer Station's Administrative Offices, which are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • The Recycling Center, located in the same complex, does not have compost bins!


Whole Foods Market - Kentlands
316 Kentlands Boulevard
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
(evening and weekend hours)
Visit the Customer Service Desk

Olney - Sandy Spring

Good Earth Garden Market
1610 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
(evening and weekend hours)


Poolesville Library
19633 Fisher Avenue
Poolesville, Maryland 20837
240-773-9550; TTY: 301-972-7825
(evening and weekend hours)


Good Earth Garden Market
11650 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
(evening and weekend hours)

Potomac Garden Center
12024 Darnestown Road
North Potomac, MD 20878


Dawson’s Market
225 North Washington Street
Rockville, MD 20850
(evening and weekend hours)
Visit the Customer Service Desk

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Maryland
1029 East Gude Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
(weekend hours)

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20855
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm

Montgomery County Executive Office Building
Division of Solid Waste Services
101 Monroe Street, Sixth Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Whole Foods Market - Rockville
11355 Woodglen Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20852
(evening and weekend hours)
Visit the Customer Service Desk

Silver Spring

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
12006 B Plum Orchard Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(weekend hours)

Whole Foods Market - Silver Spring
833 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(evening and weekend hours)
Visit the Customer Service Desk

Takoma Park

Takoma Park Public Works Department
31 Oswego Avenue
Takoma Park, Maryland 20910


Friends of the Library at Wheaton Library

Located in the basement of the Wheaton Library
11701 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton, Maryland 20902