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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

Community Paper Shredding and Recycling Events

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Events will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Check this page for updates.

These recycling events are free of charge and open to all residents. Please, no businesses.

Limit: 5 paper bags or small cardboard boxes of paper per household/vehicle.

All paper will be shredded on-site. These are drive-through events, and we ask you to stay in your vehicle. For everyone’s safety, you will not be able to watch your paper being shredded.

The last car must be in line by 2:00 p.m.

Services provided by, and partners in these events are

On-Site Paper Shredding and Recycling Guidelines

Services donated by Office Paper Systems

Paper shredding is available at no charge to Montgomery County, Maryland, residents only (no businesses are permitted).

Limit: 5 paper bags or small cardboard boxes of paper per household/vehicle.

Acceptable types of paper for shredding include:

Unacceptable items for shredding include:

Reusable Clothing and Household Goods Donation Guidelines

Benefitting National Children’s Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters National Capital Area, and A Wider Circle.

Bring items that are in working/usable condition. Please bring gently used clothing and small loose items in bags or boxes.

Tax-deduction receipts will be available upon request.

Acceptable item details for April 10 event

Acceptable item details for May 7 event

Acceptable item details for June 18 event

General guidelines for acceptable donations are: