Household Recycling Collection

Changes to Glass Recycling Drop-Off at the Village Hall

Effective as of October 2019 and in response to our contractor's announcement that they are no longer accepting glass in the recycling collection, the Village is providing a glass drop-off at the Village Hall. Collected glass is taken by our Public Works personnel to the Montgomery County Transfer Station. The county is able to accept glass because it maintains a relationship with purchasers who use the glass in the production of roadway paving.

Residents can drop off intact or broken glass in the bins(s), marked “Glass Bottles and Jars Only” located just off of the main driveway at the Village Hall off of Laurel Parkway. Only clean glass bottles and jars may be deposited at the drop-off. This includes all food and beverage bottles and jars made of clear, blue, brown and green glass. The following items are not acceptable: jar lids, sheet glass, glass windows, mirrors, Pyrex, light bulbs, crystal, glass dishes, and ceramics.


Examples of Accepted Materials

Thank you to the many residents who have begun taking advantage of this opportunity to recycle glass. Residents are reminded to continue using your green recycling cart to dispose of all other accepted recyclable materials except glass.

Recycling Collection Schedule

The Village recycling program is also under private contract. Collection of recyclable metals, plastics, glass and mixed paper occurs every Wednesday for the west side of Connecticut Avenue and every Thursday for the east side of Connecticut Avenue. As with household refuse, this collection is from the rear door.

The Village participates in a "single-stream" recycling program, meaning that all recyclables can be commingled and placed in the Green recycling toters, pictured to the right. (Recycling materials must not be placed in plastic bags.)
Recycling Toter
The list of acceptable recyclable materials is constantly growing and a current list follows:

Commingled Glass, Metal & Plastics

  • Glass (see Changes to Glass Recycling, above): All jars and bottles (all colors).
  • Metal: All aluminum and steel food and beverage cans and aluminum foil products such as balled foil wraps, and foil cookware. Please empty and rinse cans and foil products.
  • Plastics: All plastic containers can be recycled. Please empty and rinse containers. No plastic bags.

Mixed Paper

  • Newspaper and all advertising inserts
  • Magazines and glossy paper products, mail order catalogs, etc.
  • Cardboard: cereal boxes, packing boxes, etc. (Please flatten large cardboard boxes and set with/beside the bin.)
  • Telephone books, paperback books
  • Plain paper, unwanted mail, computer paper

Non-Recyclable Materials

All non-recyclable materials should be placed with the regular trash. To discard of bulk items, please contact the Village's 24-hour Communications Center at 301-654-7300 to schedule a special pick-up. Special pick-ups are collected every Wednesday by our in-house Public Works Department. Requests for pick-up must be received by 2 p.m. on the immediately preceding Tuesday.