Recycling and Utilities

Recycling and Utilities


Montgomery County provides a weekly curbside collection of recyclables for single family homes and townhouses.

Aluminum foil, cans, glass bottles and jars, and plastic bottles are acceptable materials to put in bins. To obtain a recycling bin and find out about collections call 240-777-6410.

* Shredded and clean paper should be secured in a closed paper bag or box and placed in the county-issued wheeled carts.

* Cardboard boxes should be set out next to blue bins.

* Single-family residents can also leave grass clippings, leaves and brush to be picked up on recycling day year-round for composting. They should be placed in a large brown paper bag, a reusable container like a trashcan marked "Yard Trim" or tied with twine, and cannot exceed 45 pounds.

* Plastic bags should be thrown away. Grocery bags and newspaper wrappers may be collected at local grocery stores.

* Hazardous waste can be dropped off by residents at local collection sites on specific days during the year. Visit to find out about acceptable materials and other information.

Visit to find out more about Recycling Holidays, and recyclable materials.


Pepco: 202-833-7500 7 a.m.-8 p.m. or 1-800-424-8028;, 701 Ninth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20068-0001

Pepco Power Outages: 1-877-PEPCO-62. They cannot respond to e-mail outage reports.

Pepco Life-Threatening Emergencies: 202-872-3432. Any time. Call for wires down, cables cut, poles stuck or loss of power to life-sustaining equipment.

Pepco Servicio en Espanol: 202-872-4641 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Pepco TTY: 202-872-2369

Pepco Customer Service Center: 200 West Gude Drive Rockville 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Washington Gas: 703-750-1000. Natural gas leak emergency: 703-750 1400. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC): Billing 301-206-4001. Emergencies 301-206-4002. Toll free 1-800-634-8400. Visit

Verizon: For billing or service questions call 301-954-6260. Visit For assistance call 800-275-2355. For payment information and arrangements call 888-780-3962.

Comcast Cable or High Speed Internet Service: Visit or call 301-424-4400.