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recycling bin, paper cart, and trash canColumbus Day, October 12, 2015: All County-provided recycling and trash collections will be made on their normal schedule this week. Transfer Station open October 12. See holiday details. Sign up for our service updates and reminders.

Shred your confidential documents at our Fall 2015 Community Paper Shredding and Recycling Events events.

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

Holiday Schedules

See Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station Holiday Schedules

Transfer Station / Recycling Center location, hours and other details

See Poolesville Beauty Spot Holiday Schedules

Beauty Spot location, hours and other details

No holiday schedule changes announced at this time.

Recycling and Trash Collection Holiday Schedules for Residents

Our schedules apply to recycling and trash collection service provided by Montgomery County, Maryland, to single-family homes and townhomes. Check whether your address receives County-provided service.

If you live in a municipality, your holiday schedule for recycling or trash collection may be different from the County schedule. See recycling/trash contact information for municipalities.

All items to be collected must be out at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.

How to report a missed recycling or trash collection

Which holidays are affected?

We do not make County-provided recycling or trash collections on these County holidays:

  • New Year's Day - January 1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - third Monday in January
  • Presidents Day - third Monday in February
  • Memorial Day - last Monday in May
  • Independence Day - July 4
  • Labor Day - first Monday in September
  • Veterans Day - November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day - December 25

If a County holiday falls during the week (Monday – Friday), all collections scheduled on or after the holiday will be made one day later that week.

If a County holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will not be a “slide”. Regular collection services will be provided the week before and after the weekend holiday.

If the actual holiday falls on the weekend, but the County observes the holiday on the Friday before or the Monday after the actual holiday, there is no change in the collection schedule.

Normal Montgomery County-provided recycling and trash collection schedule this week.

Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2015

New Year's Day, Friday, January 1, 2016