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Trash & Recycling

Trash Collection
(curbside, side yard, or rear yard pickup) ***NEW DAYS STARTING JULY 1*** Tuesdays and Fridays
The Town contracts out our trash and recycling collection. Items should be ready for pickup before 7:00 AM. Please place trash in plastic bags inside covered, securely locked receptacles, to keep out raccoons. Receptacles may be placed at the side or rear of your house; it is not necessary to put them at the curb.

The hauler has requested residents contact them directly about missed collections: Ecology, LLC 301-362-6700. 

Please get in touch with the Town Office to update your preferred trash collection location: office@garrettparkmd.gov or 301-933-7488

Recycling
(curbside only) ***NEW DAY STARTING JULY 1*** Tuesdays
Recycling bins are available to Town residents through the Town Office at 301-933-7488 or by emailing a staff member. 

The Town has been advised that Montgomery County will start rejecting recycling loads because of the number of plastic bags being used. Please do not include any plastic bags – including the ones marked as recyclable – in your recycling bin for collection. If the recycling load is rejected, the Town will be responsible for any fees charged for the disposal of the material.

Yard Waste
(curbside only) Mondays
(MUST be contained in paper yard waste bags or in a receptacle marked with a yard waste sticker.  NO PLASTIC)

Yard Waste Accepted Materials:
  • Grass clippings, leaves, small brush (place in paper garden waste bags, not to exceed 45 lbs)
  • Branches and large brush – bundle with twine, no larger than 30 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length
  • Branches –not to exceed 4 feet in length, 4 inches in diameter. 
  • No rocks, dirt, sod, root balls, tree stumps, lumber or firewood –the County Solid Waste facility accepts large wood waste.
Large Item Pickup
Next Large Item Pickup: To Be Determined
The large item pickup is scheduled quarterly. Please place your items curbside no later than Friday. The haulers can accept anything that two people can carry including appliances such as: washers, driers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers.
The following will not be accepted: oil or gas, paint, tires or car batteries, no pesticides or chemicals, and no construction materials.  

Composting
In May 2023, the Town of Garrett Park launched a one-year compost pilot program for Town residents. This program offers a subsidy for services through Compost Crew, LLC. Residents may sign up at compostcrew.com. If you have questions about the program, please contact Assistant Town Manager Kayla Buker. 

Leaf Removal
From mid–October through mid-December, the Town’s contractor removes leaves from the Town streets. Weather permitting, the contractor collects leaves at least weekly. Residents are asked to rake leaves into long piles along the curb. Please keep the piles free of rocks, brush, or branches that could damage the vacuum machinery, and do not shred leaves.
All drivers, please be aware of children playing in the leaves.

Holidays
The following holidays are observed: New Year’s Day, MLK Jr.’s Birthday, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Household Hazardous Waste
The Montgomery County Shady Grove Solid Waste Transfer Station accepts many types of hazardous wastes, (materials that are reactive, ignitable, combustible, toxic and/or corrosive), and many other types of materials.