Trash & Recycling

Problems with Trash/Recycling? Call/email the Town Hall 301-320-4041 (so we can track issues and follow up)

You are welcome to also email/call Key Sanitation ( or 1-301-515-7949


Curbside trash pick up – Tuesday and Friday

Yard Waste

Curbside Yard Waste Pick-up – Monday


Curbside recycling pick up – Wednesday

For detailed guide to recycling, click here

Bulk Trash

Picked up every Friday; includes furniture, toys and household “junk.”

2021 – Holiday Schedule for Trash, Yard Waste & Recycling

New Years Day 2021- Friday – Trash and bulk trash will be picked up on the following Tuesday

Martin Luther King Day January 18: Yard Waste on Tuesday

Memorial Day – Monday May 31 – Yard waste on Tuesday.

Labor Day – Monday September 6 – Yard waste on Tuesday



Please use Blue Tub for Glass/Plastic/Metal and Green Wheeled Bin for Mixed Paper

GLASS (Rinse – labels OK)

  • Bottles and Jars Only (Rinse – leave labels on)
  • Lids (remove from bottle/jar first)

PLASTIC (Empty and Rinse – labels OK)

  • Bakery Trays
  • Baskets
  • Bottles
  • Buckets
  • Cake Domes
  • Caps (remove from bottle/jar first)
  • Clamshell Containers
  • Containers
  • Cups
  • Deli Containers and trays
  • Flower Pots
  • Fruit Containers
  • Jars
  • Lids (remove from bottle/jar first)
  • Pails
  • Tubs
  • Vegetable Containers
  • No plastic wrap/bags
  • No Styrofoam/polystyrene (labeled #6 PS)

CANS/FOIL (Rinse and wipe)

  • Aerosol cans (non-hazardous, empty)
  • Aluminum foil products
  • Bi-metal (steel/tin) food and beverage cans
  • Lids (attached OK)
  • No aerosol cans that contain automotive or hazardous products


  • Boxes
  • Cereal boxes
  • Dry paper
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Fruit boxes
  • Juice boxes
  • Juice cartons
  • Magazines
  • Milk cartons
  • Newspapers
  • Office paper
  • Pasta boxes
  • Shredded paper
  • Snack food
  • Unwanted mail
  • No plastic bags



Questions:  Please contact Town Manager at or 301-320-4041

Recycling bins are available by contacting the Town Manager.

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

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 Clerk for further information.

Go to Montgomery County Solid Waste Services for information on hours & directions.