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recycling bin, paper cart, and trash canMonday, May 30, 2016, Memorial Day: No County-provided recycling or trash collections on May 30; all pickups this week slide by one day. Transfer Station drop-offs and offices closed on May 30.
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Congratulations to the recipients of our 17th Annual Recycling Achievement Recognition Awards!

Property managers: learn about our environmental resources and incentives, with a webinar series just for you!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:00 to 11:00 am - See webinar details and registration!

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

How do I report a missed collection?

To report a missed Montgomery County-provided recycling or trash collection:

Recycling and trash trucks making collections for Montgomery County may work until 9:00 p.m.

County-provided recycling collections for blue bin recyclables, yard trimmings, and mixed paper are made by different trucks. These trucks typically have different schedules. For example, even though your blue bin was emptied at 7:15 a.m., the yard trimmings truck may not arrive until 2:00 p.m., possibly giving the appearance throughout the morning that the leaves and grass were left behind.

The information on this page applies only to recycling and trash collections provided by Montgomery County. If your collection contract is directly between you and a hauling company, or is arranged by your homeowners' association or municipality, please contact the company, association, or municipality directly.

Check whether you have County-provided trash collection service with our Collection Day Lookup tool. Or, call Montgomery County's Customer Service Center at 3-1-1 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850).