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Rockville provides six special collections per household each calendar year. Special collections are for large items that do not fit into carts, such as couches or desks.
Special collections are also for large metal items such as refrigerators or grills that can be recycled. Call 240-314-8568 weekdays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., to schedule an appointment. Place items at the curb by 6 a.m., in an unobstructed area on the scheduled date. Special collections should be less than 500 pounds.
Large bulk refuse items should be cut into sections no longer than eight feet. Examples of bulk refuse items the City will collect include:
Examples of large metal items the City will collect include:
The City cannot pick up items such as cinder blocks, oil or mulch. For a more comprehensive list of what the City will collect and what items are not accepted, go to www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-refuse.
For questions or comments about issues associated with Recycling and Refuse Collection, call 240-314-8568.
Residents considering expanding a driveway, planting landscaping along the curb, or otherwise making
The allowed amount of impervious surface area is expressed as a percentage of the total front yard area. The percentages allowed are based on the zoning district of the property and range from 10 to 45 percent. Corner lots are restricted to five to 22 percent.
It is recommended that you check with the City prior to starting any work to ensure that what you are doing is consistent with regulations.
For more information visit www.rockvillemd.gov/government/cpds and click on Front Yard Work FAQ. The public information counters at City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Inspection Services and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Planning and Zoning. The department may also be contacted at 240-314-8200 or email@example.com.
The City requires permits in order to coordinate the installation and maintenance of utilities in the right-of-way such as Pepco, Washington Gas, and Verizon, and to maintain roads, sidewalks, sewer and water mains, and other infrastructure.
Residents interested in adding landscaping in the right-of-way are especially cautioned to check with the City before beginning, as plants can create problems over time.
Upper Watts Branch Watershed Restoration Project Continues
The field walk, which will take place Feb. 4, is an opportunity for neighbors and the Upper Watts Branch Task Force to observe various elements in the park, including the trees, stream and any erosion associated with it, and other environmental elements. City staff will point out the issues that are of concern. Following the walk, a meeting, Environmental Restoration 101, will be held in March to discuss how to fix the erosion and any impacts on the park.
The purpose of the Upper Watts Branch Park Forest Preserve Environment Restoration Project is to enhance the Watts Branch Watershed – a 22-square-mile tributary to the Potomac River – through stream restoration, stormwater management, wetland enhancement, reforestation and protection of adjacent utilities.
Watts Branch, of which approximately 6.5 miles is located within the City of Rockville, is experiencing increased erosion, which is degrading the water quality of the stream and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. This erosion undermines trees along stream banks and causes them to fall. Stream erosion is a main contributor
This project will slow the stream erosion and improve the health of Watts Branch.
The project will take place within the Upper Watts Branch Forest Preserve Park and on City-owned parcels bounded between Gude Drive, Aster Boulevard, Nelson Street and Princeton Place. This park is one of many forest preserves throughout the city.
The goals of the stream restoration project are to: