The City of Rockville is piloting a food scraps drop-off program to make composting easy, keep valuable materials out of landfills, and reduce excessive greenhouse gas emissions. Rockville residents can drop off food scraps in the designated green bins at the drop off area at the city’s Maintenance Facility at 14625 Rothgeb Drive. The site is accessible 24/7 and the service is free of charge. The food scraps will be picked up weekly by a commercial contractor and delivered to the Prince George’s County Organic Compost Facility.
Food soiled paper products (napkins, paper towels, teabags, coffee filters, pizza boxes)
BPI certified compostable paper and plastic cups, plates, bowls, utensils, etc.
House plant trimming and flowers
Plastic or Styrofoam products of any kind
Yard/garden waste (leaves, branches etc.)
Pet waste or cat litter
Diapers, sanitary products, baby wipes
Oyster or clam shells
Candles, synthetic corks and gum
Grease, fats, oils
Ash from wood or charcoal
Dental floss, q-tips, dryer lint sheets
Tips for Composting
Compostable or paper bags containing food scraps are accepted. *Please note that compostable bags are permitted because the material will be industrially composted. Not all compostable bags are approved for backyard composting.
Commercial food scraps are not accepted. Businesses should contact a local waste hauler who provides this service.