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Recycling Containers

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The City of Gaithersburg 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.

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

Approximate Dimensions:

Height (includes lid): 40.5 inches
Width: 26.7 inches
Depth: 28.11 inches
Assembled weight: 36 pounds

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.

Approximate Dimensions:

Length: 27.75 inches
Width: 17.60 inches
Height: 13.50 inches
Weight: 4.4 pounds