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Recycling Containers

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To help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, City facilities are closed & in-person services suspended. Requests for new or replacement recycling containers will be delivered when Public Works resumes operations. For more information contact

The City offers two sizes of recycling containers to choose from, a 65 Gallon Wheeled Cart or an 18 Gallon Bin. The City’s “single stream” recycling program simplifies the recycling process by allowing customers to combine recyclable paper, plastic, glass, steel and aluminum materials into one single container for collection. This system eliminates the need to separate newspapers from bottles and cans, which can take up space at home with several different bins for recycling.

Carts & bins are the property of the City of Gaithersburg and should be used for the collection of single stream recycling only. Broken or lost carts will be replaced upon request.

Recycling must be placed at the curb by 7 AM on your weekly recycling day for collection by the City’s recycling contractor.


65 Gallon Wheeled Cart

Height Width Depth Weight
40.5" 26.7" 28.11" 36 LBS.

18 Gallon Bin with Detachable Lid

The 18 Gallon Bins are available with a detachable lid. If you move, the bin should be left behind for the new homeowner to use.

Length Width Height Depth
27.75" 17.6" 13.5" 4.4 LBS.