Trash, Yard Waste & Recycling

Weekly Trash Collection

Trash is collected every Tuesday for Carroll County premises and every Friday for Frederick County premises and the Nottingham Subdivision. Trash should be put out by 6 a.m. on the day of pick-up. There is a 120 gallon weekly trash limit per premises. Trash service is performed by J&J Trash Service Inc.

If you have any questions, compliments, or concerns regarding your trash and recycling services please contact Town Hall at 301-829-1424.

Your hauler may reject trash placed out for pick up which contains any of these items - do not put these items in with your trash:
  • Bulk Items
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Recycling
  • Tires
  • Yard Waste

Yard Waste

J&J Trash Service Inc., is under contract to collect yard waste for the residents of the Town of Mount Airy.

Yard Waste Items

  • Must be in biodegradable paper bags (no plastic bags)
  • Must be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on the day of collection
  • Should not be placed out prior to the yard clean up dates
  • Will be collected from the curb on the dates listed on the calendar

Accepted Yard Waste

  • Brush and branches cut in three foot lengths and no more than 3 inches in diameter tied in bundles
  • Christmas trees (special pickup dates will be posted on the calendar)
  • Grass clippings
  • Hedge and garden clippings
  • Leaves
  • Tree prunings
  • Yard trimmings

Non-Acceptable Yard Waste

  • Branches larger than three feet long or greater than three inches in diameter or not tied in bundles.
  • Dirt
  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
  • Rocks
  • Root balls
  • Sod
  • Any other items such as trash cans or other containers will not be accepted for collection


The telephone number for Frederick County Recycle is 301-600-2960.

Frederick County recyclables are collected every other Wednesday and Carroll County recyclables are collected every Wednesday.
  • Learn what you can and can't recycle in Mount Airy.
  • Learn how to prepare your cardboard and paper for recycling.
Used engine oil and antifreeze can be recycled at the town maintenance yard on 215 Prospect Road, by arrangement with the Maryland Environmental Service. There are labeled metal tanks out front on the street into which residents can pour oil and antifreeze. Residents are responsible for the proper disposal of empty containers elsewhere.