Recycling and trash collection service fees and refunds

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How much does Montgomery County-provided collection service cost?

Residential property owners whose homes receive County-provided recycling or trash collection service pay for this service through the Solid Waste Charge. See current Solid Waste Charge fee amounts.

Check what County-provided services your address receives, using our Collection Day Lookup tool. Or, call the Montgomery County Customer Service Center at 311 (or 240-777-0311).

The Solid Waste Charge is billed via the annual property tax bill. View your property tax bill.

How do I request a Solid Waste Charge refund?

You may request a Solid Waste Charge refund for service suspensions to a property unoccupied for a minimum of 60 consecutive days.

You must submit

  1. your request in writing at least 7 days before the property becomes unoccupied.
  2. a second letter upon the return of the occupant to start the process of the refund.

Send your letters to

Recycling and Resource Management Division
Department of Environmental Protection
2425 Reedie Drive, 4th Floor
Wheaton, MD 20902