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Recycling Service Summary

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Effective July 1, 2020, the annual recycling service fee for single family and townhouse owners in the City of Gaithersburg increased to $129.86 per household.

Recycling in Gaithersburg is easy now that residents of single family homes and townhouses can "single stream" their recyclables. Single streaming simplifies the recycling process by allowing customers to combine recyclable paper, plastic, glass, steel and aluminum materials into one single container for collection. These materials are then picked up by a single truck and taken to a local Goode Companies, Inc. processing facility then transferred to a local materials recovery facility that receives, separates and prepares recyclable materials for marketing to end-user manufacturers. Single streaming promotes recycling for those who like the simplicity of using one container for all recyclables. 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.

Once Per Week Recycling Collection
Your recycling cart/bin must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on your weekly recycling day for collection by the City’s recycling contractor. Recycling that is not at the curb by 7 a.m. will not be collected.