Trash & Recycling Collections

The Village arranges with an independent waste contractor, Waste Management Inc., for household trash, yard debris, and recycling collections.  Please have your items out by 7:00 a.m.

Please note: Collection days and locations differ for household trash, yard debris, recycling, and bulk trash.

  • Household trash is collected from residents’ cans at the side or rear of each house twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays.  Trash collection holidays:   New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.  On these occasions, household trash pickup (and recycling and yard waste) will occur one day later than the non-holiday schedule, unless informed otherwise.  Please have your items out by 7:00 a.m.
  • Yard Waste (organic yard debris, grass clippings, and leaves) is picked up at the curb on Mondays all year.   Please note: Place yard debris in tall brown paper yard debris bags.  Please do NOT place yard debris in plastic garbage bags because the collectors are often unable to tell if it is intended for household trash pick-up or yard debris pick-up, and plastic bags cannot be recycled with the yard debris.  The Village provides paper leaf bags each fall; if you need additional leaf bags, they are available in the Village Office (301-656-4112) while supplies last. Otherwise, residents may purchase them from a home supply store.  Christmas trees are collected along with yard debris.  Please have your items out by 7:00 a.m.
  • Recyclable materials  are collected once a week at the curb on Tuesdays.   Mixed paper & bundled cardboard can be co-mingled with glass bottles/cans/plastic containers in the recycling bin.  All recyclables should be clean.  Please have your items out by 7:00 a.m.  Recycling bins are provided by the Village.     What materials can I recycle?
  • Bulk Trash is collected on the second Saturday of every other month.  Bulk items include furniture, toys, and other common household junk.  Items NOT accepted include dirt, rocks, sand, large tree stumps, liquid paint, hazardous materials like gas, paint thinners and asbestos.  Appliances (such as refrigerators) must have the freon removed and a “tag” from a certified plumber that this has been accomplished.  Appliances and scrap metal must be called into the Village Office (301-656-4112) at least 48 hours in advance of pick-up because these items require a special truck.  Please do not include recyclables in bulk trash.

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7013 Brookville Road, Suite B
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815-3263


Phone: 301-656-4112
Fax: 301-656-0030