Collection Times

Tuesday (except holidays). When a holiday falls on a Tuesday, the collection will not take place that week.

Collection Places

Please place Toter at your curb.

Recycling Containers

Each residence has been assigned a recycling container (referred to as a Toter), which is the property of the Town. The Town maintains a list, with the Toter’s serial number, indicating to which residence it has been assigned. The Toter must remain at the residence to which it is assigned in the event the residence changes ownership.

Single Stream Recycling

Ecology Services, the refuse and recycling collection contractor for the Town of Chevy Chase View, uses a process called “Single Stream Recycling”. This is a technology that allows you to place all your recyclables—such as fiber (newspaper, office paper, and broken-down cardboard) and non-fiber (plastic bottles, steel, glass and aluminum cans)—into a single container (Toter) for subsequent collection, processing and remarketing. There is no need to sort materials into separate bins and no use of multiple collection vehicles.

How does it work?

Improvements in automated sorting and screening technologies have made it possible to cleanly separate a wide variety of material streams coming from a single source. Even fiber products – which previously needed to be manually separated from other recyclables to avoid costly contamination – can now be part of a Single Stream Recycling program thanks to processing innovations that significantly reduce paper contamination levels. Ongoing improvements in this technology will improve the economic viability of Single Stream Recycling programs.

Plastic Bags No Longer Accepted

Please recycle responsibly. Plastic bags are no longer accepted in household recycling bins. Please do not place your recycling in plastic bags. Recycling must be loose in bins. Plastic bags clog up recycling processing equipment.

Please recycle plastic bags at your supermarket. Retail locations such as large grocery chains, home improvement stores, etc., provide collection bins for plastic bags/wraps/fill usually in the storefront close to the main entrance. Since you picked up your grocery or shopping bags at these stores, why not just return them on your next trip? They will be recycled into products without going through the processing equipment.