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Town Trash Services


Bulk trash items can be scheduled for pick-up by Bates on Wednesdays. Please call Bates between Thursdays 9am – Tuesdays 2pm to get on the list for that Wednesday’s service. Bates phone number is 301-773-2069.

Saturday Bulk Trash Drop-off
at the DPW building - Bulk items can be dropped off at the Public Works facility on the 3rd Saturday of every month (except May), from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The Department of Public Works building is located at 5012 Queensbury Road. 

This will be a contactless drop-off. Residents are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth and to bring someone with them who can assist with unloading.

Acceptable items:

  • Furniture: bookcases, chairs, end tables, bed frames, loveseats, dressers, coffee tables, tables, desks
  • Large Yard Toys/Yard Ornaments
  • Carpet and Carpet Padding: no larger than 10x20, rolled and tied at both ends
  • Large Appliances: refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, freezers
  • Small Household Appliances: toasters, toaster ovens, and microwaves, blenders, lamps
  • Covered mattresses

Unacceptable Items:     

  • Bagged trash
  • A/C units
  • Water heaters
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous waste
  • Chemicals
  • Paint/solvents
  • Animal carcasses
  • Ash
  • Automobile parts
  • Compressed cylinders
  • Drums
  • Tanks
  • Construction material
  • Demolition debris
  • Glass: windows, mirrors, etc.
  • Roofing shingles
  • Yard waste: stumps/logs, etc.
  • Tires

Bagged (non-bulk) trash can be picked up during regular residential trash collection on Mondays and Thursdays.