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MCDOT wants to help you stay safe as you conduct your cleanings so we provide safety equipment at no charge.  Reflective vests, gloves, pik sticks and other items are available upon request and can be picked up at the Community Outreach office (see map below).

We continue to research and try out other types of equipment such as bag holders, picks, heavy duty gloves but due to a limited budget we are not able to purchase a large variety.  If your business is interested in sponsoring/purchasing equipment for the AAR program, please contact our office!  We would recognize your donation or sponsorship by highlighting your business on the AAR website.  Email for more information!

Fill out the below Distribution Form and bring with you when picking up equipment.  Equipment can be picked up Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm at the Executive Office Building (EOB) located at 101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor, Rockville MD 20850 (located behing the Rockville Regal Movie Theatre).


Equipment Distribution Form Rockville Core Map
Equipment Distribution Cover Map of downtown Rockville












The newsletters below designed to view live links that direct you to websites, articles and other useful information. In order to view them acurately send the Community Outreach an email and let us know which monthly news you would like to recieve       

January 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015
July 2015 August 2015 September 2015 October 2015



For missing or damaged AAR signs contact Traffic Operations at 240-777-2190 or send an email to make sure to mention you are an AAR participant and give your group name, the exact location of your sign and what your nameplate reads, should it be missing.


You, the participant has agreed to keep your adopted road segment as clean as possible, with at least six roadside clean-ups a year (the equivalant of every other month) and to report these cleanings to our office (volunteers who clean more frequently can combine these into one monthly report). Make sure when reporting to include the date of cleaning, total volunteers involved, total bags of trash picked up and the type or gallon of bag you used (exp. AAR orange bag, lawn/leaf bag, grocery store size bag, etc.)

Under the guidelines, small amounts of litter (2-3 bags) should be disposed of through your normal trash collection, but larger amounts (4 or more bags) or large items that cannot be handled by you can be hauled away by the Division of Highway Services. Call 311 and tell the operator that you are an AAR participant requesting a one-time trash pick up, give the exact location of trash or submit a service request on the MC311 website. You will be assigned a work order number that you can use when following up.  If you are disposing of loads greater than 500lbs yourself, request a Transfer Station fee waiver card to take with you when dumping this trash at the Transfer Station located at Shady Grove).

*NOTE: Blue handle bags are used to separate recyclable materials from the litter and debrise that is picked up.  Highway Maintenance will not deliver these bags to the Recycling Center so
DO NOT leave with the other bags of trash for regular roadside pick up.  You will need to bring the blue bags home and empty them into your recycle bin for your regular scheduled recycling collection.  To find out what is recycable visit the Recycling topic below.

Don't Forget - You can process your own service request online!  You can arrange for trash pick up 24/7 by submitting a service request on the MC311 website Click Here or you can call 311 Monday thru Friday between 7:00am - 7:00pm.  Report your cleaning now!  Email or call 240-777-7155 (press * to bypass greeting).


The Transfer Station Card is available upon request. This card waives the Montgomery County Station disposal fee for loads greater than 500 lbs. Make sure to contact the Transfer Station at 240-777-6560 in advance and provide information on the vehicle and the location of where the waste was collected. To request this card call the Community Outreach hotline at 240-777-7155 and leave a message or email

Transfer Station Card


For recycling questions and guidance visit the Division of Solid Waste Services


Here are contacts and resources you might find useful in the course of your cleaning activities.

In Montgomery County, contact the GRaffiti ABatement Partners (GRAB)Call, email or go online - make sure to leave your name, phone number, location, and, if possible, a brief description of the graffiti including the type of surface defaced (unpainted brick, painted brick, cinderblock, unpainted cinderblock, etc.).  Call 301-607-GRAB (4722), or email Kathy Paunil at or report online at




Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative MCDOT provides funding and staff support to the regional public outreach component of this initiative.  The County Executive and several members of the County Council have signed the Trash Treaty which enlists the support of local jurisdictions in working to achieve a trash-free Potomac River by 2013. 

For more information, visit the Alice Ferguson Foundation website, sponsor of this initiative. 




Call the Community Outreach Hotline at 240-777-7155 (leave a clear message) or email



For any MCDOT service request or complaint, call 311
When dialing outside of the county, call 240-777-0311 or submit via their website.

For website comments or to report website problems or broken links, please email us. This email address does not handle service requests or complaints.

 Director's Office · Montgomery County Department of Transportation
101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor · Rockville, Maryland 20850 ·
· telephone: 240-777-7170 · fax: 240-777-7178 ·