Recycling in Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Recycling in Gaithersburg, Maryland


If you live in a single family home or townhouse in Gaithersburg, you've been enjoying the convenience of our single stream recycling program. Your glass, plastics and paper can all go into the same bin or cart for weekly pickup. But did you know that if you put the wrong things in that bin, it could result in the entire truckload of recyclables being rejected and sent to the landfill? The biggest offender is plastic bags. Never put them in your recycling bins; put them in a grocery store collection bin or in the trash. Pizza boxes are a no-no, too (they're too greasy). And while your cans and bottles and certain plastics are welcome, they need to be rinsed.

To ensure that perfectly good recyclable items don't end up in the landfill, the City's contractor will leave contaminated bins and carts at the curb with a sticker letting the resident know what needs to be removed. 

Recently updated pages on our website can help you figure out how to Recycle Right. Just look under our Services tab at And thanks for recycling, by the way!

This is a City of Gaithersburg announcement.




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Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Roy... while lots of people like to support recycling they still often "break" the rules of recycling.

Jun 19, 2019 03:34 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. No matter how many times you tell people not to recycle pizza boxes, they just don't listen. You can't fix stupid but stupid is costly! Enjoy your day!

Jun 19, 2019 04:55 AM #2
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Roy, Larry and I are big on recycling, and always have them separated for the weekly pickups...

Jun 19, 2019 05:11 AM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Roy Kelley those who recycle need to stay mindful of what is not acceptable in that bin...

Jun 19, 2019 05:15 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

My trash consists mainly of recycle, as it certainly fills up quicker than the regular trash can.

Jun 19, 2019 07:07 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Our trash is 80% recycling.  In Napa we had two large recycling bins, and two large greens bins.  One small for not recycling.  A

Jun 19, 2019 09:04 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy,  we are big on recycling in our household.  We want our grand kids to have a better world that we leave them.


Jun 19, 2019 09:28 AM #10
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I recycle regularly here at home.  But, I'm a California gal, it's in our DNA.

Jun 19, 2019 09:59 AM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We have the same stipulations with our recyclables Roy. If you don't separate things out they don't get picked up.

Jun 19, 2019 03:00 PM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you.

Jun 19, 2019 03:25 PM #14
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