Household refuse (food wastes accumulated in normal household use) is collected by the Department of Public Works once each week. Collections are made from alleys, backyard set-out, or at curbside. The method of collection is dependent upon an individual’s need and circumstances.
The City requires residents use City-issued 35-gallon or 65-gallon containers. These containers are sturdy with handles and tight fitting lids and given to residents for FREE! The contents of the container may not exceed 80 pounds. Household refuse containers must be set out to the curb before 7:00 a.m. the morning of the collection and must be returned to their storage place by 7:30 p.m. the evening of the pickup. To determine which day is designated for your trash pickup, please access the Refuse Route Map.
Starting in May 2022 the City switched to once-a-week collections, where trash, recycling and composting will be collected one day a week.
The City's refuse collection crews do not normally work on holidays. You can access our calendar for our refuse collection and holiday schedules.
Burning Trash and Leaves
The burning of trash and leaves is prohibited by law. Please call us to arrange for the proper disposal of such items.
Questions or Comments
If you need any additional information or have any questions or comments, please call us at 301-725-0088 or you may e-mail us at [email protected].