Town Government

Office Address:

6106 Harvard Avenue
Glen Echo, MD 20812
T: 301.320.4041

F: 301.320.3639
Email us at

Town Clerk-Treasurer: Stacey Malmgren
Office Hours: Evening office hours by appointment. Schedule in advance with the Clerk Treasurer by sending email to

Mayor: Willem Polak – term expires May 2021
p. 301-229-6042

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 Clerk-Treasurer, Stacy Malmgren, 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.

Special Winter Message

In addition to being good stewards of the environment and a good community neighbor, our core value at Waste Management is the safety and protection of our employees, customers and the general public. To live up to these expectations, we train our drivers and managers on various safety techniques and occasionally make the decision to refrain from servicing some areas due to inclement weather. The potential for injury and accidents is greater during these times, so we must not travel in certain areas.

Severe winter weather can be a challenge to our daily operations. At times, we find ourselves juggling to keep the safety of our employees at the forefront, while continuing to provide our customers with the timely service you deserve.

Every decision that we make is for the safety of the community, its residents and our employees. During periods of heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures, we have to make the tough decision to suspend operations until conditions improve for us to recover.

During periods of inclement weather, our team will be providing customers with real time service alert updates at, we recommend book marking this site for easy accessibility. When possible, we may also notify you by phone or email if your collection route is cancelled or will be delayed.

To help our customers better understand our commitment to safety, we have included a brief list of Winter Weather Facts, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Tips on how you can help us service you better during winter months. Please see the attached document and feel free to share it with your team. It also includes a reminder of our holiday schedule. Click here to download a copy

Please adhere to the following requirements:

  • Items must be 4-foot or less in size
  • Items must weigh less than 50lbs
  • Limit of 6 items per household
  • If you have, larger or heavier items then stated above please contact Waste Management, Elvia Rodriguez, at (301) 556-2426, or email her at for options.

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 Clerk-Treasurer.

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 Clerk-Treasurer 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.

Any missed pick-up: call our town representative, Elvia Rodriguez, at (301) 556-2426, or email her at Our Glen Echo account number is 2043-7443. You probably won’t need this, but here it is just in case you do.

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