Who collects my trash?
Return to Recycling and Trash Service for single-family homes
|If your trash collection occurs||Then your trash service is|
|On the same day as your recycling day (example: trash and recycling pickups are on Mondays)||Possibly County-provided.
Or, contact the Montgomery County's Customer Service Center at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311) for this information.
|On a different day than your recycling day (example: trash pickup is on Mondays and recycling pickup is on Tuesdays)||Provided by private subscription.
Contact your hauler or community manager for your trash service details, including holiday schedules.
|Twice a week||Provided by private subscription.|
Montgomery County is responsible for trash collection from approximately 90, 000 homes. This service is provided through contracts with independent trash collection companies.
All other single-family and townhomes in the County have trash collection through private subscriptions directly with trash collectors. This private service is arranged either directly between residents and collectors, or through homeowners' associations.
Montgomery County-provided trash collection occurs primarily in the southern part of the County. This service is provided to single-family dwellings and multi-family dwellings with six or less units. Individually-owned townhouses are classified as single-family units. Residential properties receiving County trash collection service are billed an annual service charge.
If you need to hire a private trash service provider, look in the phone book or online under the keywords "Rubbish and Garbage Removal" for names of companies. Neighbors can be also be good referral sources. Ask them about their experiences with companies serving your community.