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Recycling and Refuse
The City of Rockville provides a comprehensive and environmentally-friendly recycling and refuse program for single-family homes and most townhouses.

Find Your Recycling and Refuse Collection Day
 Button to find collection day.
News About Plastic Bags in Recycling and Refuse Collections
Effective immediately, the city is no longer accepting materials for recycling that are in plastic bags or that contain plastic bags.

This includes plastic bags grouped into one bag and placed in the cart, as well as bags used to bundle other materials for recycling.

Look for grocery and retail stores with plastic bag collection bins near their entrances. Find a drop-off locator identifying stores that accept the bags for recycling at:

Materials for recycling should not be bagged. They should be rinsed and placed in the brown recycling cart.

The change was made due to costly damage that the bags are causing to the processing and sorting equipment.
Please call 240-314-8568 or learn more in "Rockville Reports."

Service Basics

  Weekly Collections

 Special Collections (schedule an appointment for a collection of the following items)


 Holiday Collection Schedule
  • Check to see if a holiday will change your weekly curbside collection day.  


 Spring and Fall Leaf Collections
  • Leaf vacuuming occurs during the first two weeks of April and between October and December. After these dates, leaves may be set out in paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans with yard waste on your collection day.


 Learn More

Recycling and Refuse
questions, concerns, request a cart, report missed collections or schedule a special collection

Ph: 240-314-8568
Ph (TDD): 240-314-8137

Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Animal Control
Removal of dead animals
Ph: 240-314-8930

City Police
Explosives and ammunition
Ph: 240-314-8900