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What does my Montgomery County-provided recycling service include?

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If you receive recycling collection from Montgomery County, your service includes once-a-week, curbside collection of

Place all recyclables at the curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling day. All items for collection must be placed directly at the curb, or unobstructed on your property, within 10 feet of the curb.

All materials collected at the curb are also accepted daily at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station.

What is my collection schedule?

We collect recyclables once a week from the curb. Look up your recycling collection day.

Adjustments to the collection schedule are made for nine holidays each year. The schedule is adjusted only if the actual (not the observed) holiday falls on a collection day. See the holiday schedule.

How do I dispose of appliances?

Appliances are picked up on your collection day through the County's scrap metal recycling program. There is no fee for this service. Scrap metal pickups must be scheduled in advance of your collection day. See scrap metal recycling details.

What is the schedule on bad weather days?

If collection is suspended due to snow or severe weather, your recycling will be picked up the next day or as soon as possible. Please leave your items at the curb until collection occurs.

For collection status updates:

  • Check our Division of Solid Waste Services website. We post schedule change announcements in the the header of every page on our site.
  • Check our Facebook or Twitter accounts.
  • Sign up for email or text message updates about holiday and weather-related collection status.
  • Call Montgomery County's Customer Service Center at 311 (or 240-777-0311).
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