Trash & Recycling

Problems with Trash/Recycling? Call/email the Town Hall 301-320-4041 townhall@glenecho.org (so we can track issues and follow up) and call Goode Companies (Miguel Saavedra msaavedra@goodecompanies.com) at 240-278-2698

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING RECYCLING 8/30/19:
Glen Echo contracts with Goode Companies to pick up single stream recycling. Town Hall has been told that effective immediately, GLASS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED as part of recycling.
This is because glass breaks during transport, contaminating other materials and causing machinery damage. In addition, the worldwide market for recycled glass has dropped precipitously, making it uneconomical for many communities to continue accepting glass in single stream recycling programs.
Glass can be put in regular trash. HOWEVER, the Montgomery County Transfer Station on Rockville Pike (16101 Frederick Rd., Gaithersburg) accepts CLEAN GLASS (clear, green and brown bottles and jars only).

Trash

Curbside trash pick up – Tuesday and Friday

Yard Waste

Curbside Yard Waste Pick-up – Monday

Recycling

Curbside recycling pick up – Monday

Missed Trash/Recycling?

Contact Miguel Saavedra

Bulk Trash

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

2020 – Holiday Schedule for Trash & Recycling

New Years Day – Wednesday – Trash and bulk trash will be picked up on Saturday

Memorial Day – Monday collection will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday collection on Wednesday and Friday Collection on Saturday.

Recycling and yard waste – Tuesday  

Trash – Wednesday

Trash and Bulk Trash – Saturday

Independence Day – Saturday – will not affect TOGE

Labor Day

Monday collection will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday collection on Wednesday and Friday Collection on Saturday.

Recycling  and yard waste – Tuesday  

Trash – Wednesday

Trash and Bulk Trash – Saturday

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday – will not affect TOGE
Christmas Day – Friday – Trash and bulk trash will be picked up on Saturday

For detailed guide to recycling, click here

DUAL STREAM RECYCLING:

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

MIXED PAPER and CARDBOARD

 

  • 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 townhall@glenecho.org 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.