Recycling & Bulk Pick Up

Recycling Cart & Bin

Recycling and loose leaf collection is available to single family homes and townhouses. The City contracts with a private hauler for the collection of newspapers, mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, commingled cans, glass containers and plastic bottles. The recycling contractor also collects brush, branches, grass clippings, leaves and other yard trimmings.

Click the links below to explore various aspects of the City of Gaithersburg's Recycling Program.

Recycling Service Summary

General information on the City of Gaithersburg’s Recycling Program including the simplified “single stream”, yard trimming, and once a month bulk pick up collections. Details on recycling for apartments, condominiums, and businesses.

Recycling Holiday Schedule

Learn which holidays are observed and your alternative collection date, if a holiday falls on your regular recycling day, at the link above.

Recycling Containers

Details on the two sizes of recycling containers offered by the City of Gaithersburg. Information on how to request a 65 Gallon Wheeled Cart or an 18 Gallon Bin.

Bulk Pick Up

Explore the City's monthly bulk refuse collection to single family homes and townhouses for large items that private collectors will not accept. Learn when they take place, how to prepare items, where to place them, and what items are accepted at the link above.

Loose Leaf Collection

Loose leaf collection is available to single family homes and townhouses in the spring and fall. Program specifics are available at the link above.

Holiday Tree Recycling

Holiday trees are considered normal yard waste. Learn how to prepare your tree to meet the conditions of your weekly yard trimming collection.