Recycling benefits us all! First it reduces our HOA TRASH COSTS! The more we can put into our recycling bins the lower the trash truck WEIGHT tipping fees at the dump.
Here in Saybrooke, our recycling is performed as part of the City of Gaithersburg services, not Montgomery County. While the requirements are similar, you should follow Gaithersburg's guidance. Currently Goode is the company responsible for the pickup and disposal.
There is a once per week recycling collection. Your recycling cart/bin must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on your weekly recycling day for collection by the City’s recycling contractor. Recycling that is not at the curb by 7 a.m. will not be collected. Saybrooke's collection day is Monday.
If a holiday listed falls on your regular recycling day, then collection will normally take place on the Saturday before the holiday. Recycling must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on the alternate collection date. Normal pick up will occur on all other days. Holidays affected by recycling pickup are: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
So think about it before you throw something away. If it grew or grows its solid waste and should go into a composter or trash. If it did not grow or doesn't grow toss it into your recycling bin to be sorted for recycling or energy regeneration.