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Recycling/trash collection - normal schedule. yard trim delays.
Transfer Station recycling/trash drop-offs - normal hours.
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Update 5/10/2021: Due to a COVID-related issue, yard trim collection is ongoing, but behind schedule. If your yard trim was not picked up on your regular collection day, please leave materials curbside so that we can collect during the week. Some collections may be delayed until Saturday, May 15. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. For questions or concerns call 311 (240-777-0311) and press 3 to get directed to Trash & Recycling.
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We accept paper for recycling
Combine all clean paper items and place them in
Rinse all paper milk, juice and drink cartons and remove their plastic caps.
Staples, paper clips, and plastic "windows" do not need to be removed.
Secure any shredded paper.
Do not use yard trim bags for your recyclable paper! When recycling collection crews see yard trim bags at the curb, they will assume that they contain leaves, grass, or brush, and will not collect them.
Cardboard boxes do not need to be cut to size, tied, or flattened for collection. (However, flattened boxes make collections more efficient and maximize the space in your cart.) Simply set your boxes out next to your blue bin for collection.
We periodically hold community paper shredding and recycling events. Visit our paper shredding page to check the current schedule.
If your paper or cardboard items get wet because of rain, snow, or ice, we will still pick them up on your recycling day.
Even when the outside of paper bundles is wet, the material inside is usually dry. If you know that wet weather is forecast for your collection day, you may like to hold your paper items for the following week’s collection.
The easiest way to keep your paper dry at the curb is to use a wheeled paper recycling cart.
Do not put your paper or cardboard into plastic bags to keep it dry. We do not accept any recyclables in plastic bags.
We cannot accept mildewed paper or cardboard.
We do not accept
Do not place plastic bags, plastic wrap or Styrofoam® products in your mixed paper recycling container.
Never place syringes or other sharps in a carton that is to be placed in the mixed paper recycling cart.
Opt out of unwanted mail, catalogs, and phone books.