Heavy items, like appliances, mattresses and furniture, are picked up by appointment only. There is a $10 charge for the collection of up to three items. To schedule a pick up please call the Department of Public Works at 301-891-7633.
Refrigerant containing appliances (refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners) require special handling and the City of Takoma Park does not collect them. You can self-haul or hire a private hauler to take freon containing appliances to the Montgomery County Transfer Station at Rt 355 & Shady Grove Road in Gaithersburg, MD.
Better yet - get paid for your refrigerant containing appliances!
Pepco will PAY YOU $50.00 to recycle your old, working, refrigerator or freezer. Plus, while they are at your house to pick it up, Pepco will give you an extra $25 for old, working room air conditioners. Call 877-395-5540 or go to https://homeenergysavings.pepco.com/appliance-recycling-program to schedule your pick-up.