Potomac Disposal

The Villages contracts with Potomac Disposal for garbage and recycle removal.

Trash is picked up twice each week, on Monday and Thursday, usually early morning.

Recycling is picked up once each week on Thursday.

Please note that trash/recycling pickup exceptions are any Federal holiday whereby the County transfer facility is closed. When one of these holidays fall on a service day, service will be provided the following regularly scheduled service day. 

Garbage must be placed in a closed-lid garbage container. Trash and recycling placed outside for pickup must be secured such that debris does not blow around.

Trash and recycle containers are supplied by the homeowner.

Potomac Disposal also removes yard waste (grass, twigs, weeds, etc.) during Thursday recycle pickup provided it is disposed of in specialty, oversized paper yard waste bags (available at grocery and hardware stores). You must call Potomac Disposal in advance of Thursday recycling to notify them them of yard waste.

Potomac Disposal will remove certain types of bulk items, such as furniture, mattresses, tables, etc. for a nominal fee. Do not place such items out for pick up without first contacting Potomac Disposal and expressly arranging pick up.

Potomac Disposal will not remove metal scraps or materials, appliances and similar items. Metal trash must be taken to the Montgomery County Transfer Station, see www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/dropoff.

Consider writing, with a permanent marker, your street address or other identifiable information on your trash cans and recycle bins. It is not uncommon for cans and bins to end up on a neighbor’s driveway.


Trash not collected on these 2023 Federal Holidays. 
Instead, trash will be collected the following Thursday or Monday as applicable.

Presidents Day Holiday 2023

  • Monday, February 20, 2023: Entire facility CLOSED.

Memorial Day Holiday 2023

  • Monday, May 29, 2023: Entire facility CLOSED.

Juneteenth Holiday 2023

  • Monday, June 19, 2023: Entire facility CLOSED.

Independence Day Holiday 2023

  • Tuesday, July 4, 2023: Entire Facility CLOSED.

Labor Day Holiday 2023

  • Monday, September 4, 2023: Entire Facility CLOSED.

Veterans Day Holiday 2023

  • Saturday, November 11, 2023: Entire facility CLOSED.

Thanksgiving Day Holiday 2023

  • Thursday, November 23, 2023: Entire facility CLOSED.

Christmas Day Holiday 2023

  • Monday, December 25, 2023: Entire facility CLOSED.

New Year's Day Holiday 2024

  • Monday, January 1, 2024: Entire facility CLOSED.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday 2024

  • Monday, January 15, 2024: Entire facility CLOSED.