Town Government

Office Address:

6106 Harvard Avenue
Glen Echo, MD 20812
T: 301.320.4041

Email us at

Town Manager/Clerk-Treasurer:  Nicole Ventura


Office Hours
Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm.

Mayor: Willem Polak – term expires May 2021
p. 240-444-7879

Council Members:

General Election Information

Glen Echo residents elect officials to approximately 30 positions at the town, county, state and federal levels. To register to vote for Town elections (Mayor and Councilmembers), contact the Clerk-Treasurer, or simply register on election day as you enter the polls. To register for elections at all other levels of government, contact the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors of Elections

Town Council Meeting Schedule

Official meetings of the Glen Echo Town Council are usually held on the second Monday of each month at 8:00 p.m. in the Town Hall. All residents are encouraged to attend. Contact the Clerk-Treasurer or the Mayor to be added to the agenda.

Archives and current minutes may be reviewed at the Town Office.

For further information about Town Council meetings, contact the Town Manager, at 301.320.4041 or by email.

Trash and Recycling

Curbside trash pickup – Tuesday and Friday
Large objects are picked up from the curbside on the last Friday of each month.

The following items will not be picked up in any circumstance:

  • Refrigerators that have not been tagged – considered bulk metal (separate pickup)
  • Hot water heaters
  • Propane tanks
  • Hazmat items (including chemicals, gas, oil, herbicides, pesticide, explosives, ext.)
  • Paint or paint thinner/remover cans _unless completely empty
  • Red bag items or medical waste
  • Cooking grease
  • Tires
  • TV’s
  • Batteries
  • Hot ash or coals
  • Construction debris (includes drywall)
  • Animal carcasses
  • Human or animal waste

Recycled materials are picked up curbside on Monday mornings when placed in the green recycling bin provided by the Town. Acceptable items include: clean paper, cardboard, newspaper; metal food containers, beverage and pet food cans, aluminum foil products; non-hazardous aerosol cans and caps; plastic bottles, containers, tubs and lids; and, food and beverage jars and bottles made of clear, brown and green glass. Recyclables placed in plastic bags are not accepted.

Recycling bins are available by contacting the Town Manager.

Metal items, such as, but not limited to, computers, washers, dryers, fireplace grates, bikes and file cabinets will not be picked up with regular curbside trash or with the monthly large bulk pick up. The Town may schedule one or more pick up dates for metal items. Contact the Town Manager for further information.

Yard waste is picked up on Monday. Yard waste should either go in a large brown paper bag or be bundled with string.

Go to Montgomery County Solid Waste Services for detailed information on recycling in Montgomery County.

Streetlight Outage

To report a streetlight outage, please follow the link to Pepco