Trash Collection

About Trash Collection in Takoma Park

The City of Takoma Park collects refuse, recycling and yard trimmings for all single family homes and most small apartment buildings in the City.  Curb service is offered once a week.  Trash should be set out in cans with lids the night before collection.  There is a limit of fifty pounds per can.  

The curb service schedule is subject to holiday changes. The Holiday Schedule details how the schedule is set and when the collection dates are changed due to a holiday.

Collection of furniture, appliances or other large items requires an apointment and payment of a fee. Visit the "Request Large Item Pick Up" page via this link or the Public Works navigation menu to the left to schedule a pick up.

Questions? Use the list below or the Public Works navigation menu to the left to find out more about solid waste collection services in the City of Takoma Park.

Request Large Item Pick Up

Need bulk trash pick-up in Takoma Park? 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 Route 355 & Shady Grove Road in Gaithersburg, MD.

Trash Collection

Yard Waste

  • Geo-Bin Compost Containers
  • Yard Waste Collection

The Following Items Are Not Collected AT ANY TIME by the City of Takoma Park:

  • automotive parts, engines or tires
  • cast iron
  • concrete, plaster or drywall, construction or demolition debris
  • dirt and rocks
  • hazardous materials
  • logs, stumps, large branches

Contact a private hauler to make arrangement for disposal of these items.