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Recycling Reminder...

Please put all recyclable's including mixed paper and recyclable yard waste by the road on Thursdays by 7 a.m. For missed pickups call Bill Robertson (240-912-6080) or e-mail him at

  • The use of reusable containers with the County sticker is limited to grass clippings and leaves.
  • Yard waste is NOT collected during December, January and February.


Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, office & computer paper, newspaper inserts, unwanted mail and paperback books.

Because our recyclables are taken to the Montgomery County Transfer Station, the Town of Washington Grove's recycling requirements/restrictions are the same as Montgomery County. Please click on the link below for further details about recycling of glass, plastic, cans, mixed paper and cardboard.
Montgomery County Solid Waste

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Brush trimmings, not to exceed 3 inches in diameter by 4 feet in length, must be securely tied in bundles not exceeding 30 inches in diameter. Grass clippings and leaves must be placed in open containers or brown paper bags. Grass clipping containers and bags must bear the County sticker.

Brush, trimmings or debris cannot be part of the leaf windrows. No pickup will occur on Railroad Street, 2nd Avenue, 3rd Avenue, 4th Avenue, and 5th Avenue. This service is typically suspended late November through early March. Town maintenance will continue to collect your reasonably-sized brush piles during this period.

As a courtesy to Town residents, the Town maintenance staff has always picked up brush piles, reasonable in size, when placed "curbside". So, what's reasonable in size mean? Piles that are the size of a small pickup truck would be considered unreasonable in size. Recyclable yard waste is a service that we pay for in our Refuse/Recycling Contractor contract.

Please... If you use a lawn service or landscape contractor, please make sure that they understand that removal of large amounts of yard waste is their responsibility.

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