How to recycle/dispose of trash cans

Collection crews are understandably reluctant to take a trash can along with the other items they collect.

If you have a trash can to recycle or dispose, please help your crew by taking these steps.

If your trash can is Follow these instructions
plastic

To recycle your plastic can, bring it to our Shady Grove Transfer Station and Processing Facility drop-off area for bulky rigid plastics.

For curbside pickup as trash, request a bulk trash collection from us if you receive County-provided trash service.

  • On your collection day, turn your empty can upside down when setting it at the curb for collection.
  • Place a large note on the can, identifying it as "Bulk Trash". Make sure that the note is visible from the street.
metal Request a scrap metal collection from us if you receive County-provided recycling service.

On your collection day, turn your empty can upside down when setting it at the curb for collection.

Place a large note on the can, identifying it as "Scrap Metal". Make sure that the note is visible from the street.

Or, bring your can directly to our Shady Grove Transfer Station and Processing Facility. Leave it at the Scrap Metal drop-off in the Recycling Area.
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