How can I get bulky trash items picked up?

Residents can now place UP TO 2 standard bulky items, directly next to your trash toter, for curbside pickup on your regular trash collection day. Learn about the faster and improved curbside bulky trash collection, how to prepare items to ensure pickup, what is accepted, and more at

Appointments are still required for spare tires and white goods/appliances (washing machines, dryers, furniture, hot water heaters, etc.). To schedule an appointment for white goods/appliances and tires, contact PGC311: online at or by dialing 3-1-1 (if in the County) or 301-883-4748 (if out of the County). 

Bulky items should be placed at the curb no earlier than the night before your scheduled collection day or by 6 a.m. the morning of your appointment date.

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1. Where do I call to obtain information about the recent changes in trash collection services for county residents?
2. Where can I review frequently asked questions regarding the county's new ban policy on plastic bags/film in the Residential Curbside Single-Stream Recycling Program?
3. If my refuse or recycling collection day falls on a holiday, when is the next collection day?
4. What happens to recyclables after they are collected from the curb?
5. Who do I call to find out my recycling and trash collection days?
6. How can I get bulky trash items picked up?
7. Is it ok to leave grass clippings on our lawn?
8. How do I dispose of items such as oil-based paints and pesticides?