Trash in Stedwick

Trash is collected twice per week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, and is paid for through your homes corporation assessment.


Individual residents may request bulk pickups for larger items four times per year; however, these must be scheduled in advance by calling Potomac Disposal at (301) 294-9700 or by completing an online request for pickup.


Trash placed out for collection must be stored in a sealed, vermin-proof container. Plastic bags, cardboard boxes, and/or paper sacks are not considered acceptable storage containers.


Trash containers and recycling containers may not be kept in front yards, on stoops, or sidewalks following trash and pickup days. Trash and recyclable containers must be stored (before placement for pickup) out of sight from the street and sidewalk in front of the house. Placement behind an approved screening wall will be deemed out of sight. Residents in the Clusters neighborhoods are expected to utilize their trash closets or store refuse behind screening walls.


Trash collection begins at 7:00 a.m. on scheduled collection days.


Note that the trash contractor cannot collect: gasoline, acids, car batteries, ammunition, dirt, rocks, cement, oil, wet paint, hazardous materials, commercial trash, large automobile parts, tree stumps, dead animals, yard waste, newspapers, appliances, or tires. Any of the items listed above will need to be taken to the Montgomery County Processing Facility located at 16101 Frederick Road, Derwood, MD 20855 for proper disposal.

Illegal Dumping

Placement of household trash, litter, or recyclable materials on community property is considered illegal dumping. Illegal dumping is punishable under Montgomery County law and carries a substantial fine. If the Stedwick Homes Corporation has to collect the trash, and the resident who left the trash can be identified, then that person will be billed. If no one can be identified as having left the trash, the cost of that trash collection is paid by the entire homes corporation, thus increasing assessment costs for everyone.

Recycling in Stedwick

The Montgomery County recycling program is available to Stedwick residents.  Recycling is collected every Tuesday in Stedwick neighborhoods except for Club Hill and Clusters I. Recycling in Club Hill is collected on Wednesday. Recycling in Clusters I is collected on Thursday. You may sign up for E-mail notification of changes service for Holidays.

Because of the wide variety of items recycled by the county procedures regarding what items are picked up weekly at curbside, what items require a request for special pickup and what items must be delivered to the Rockville Transfer Station can be confusing.  Instructions for disposal or recycling of about almost any household items can be found on the MC website.

Residential recycling of primary interest to Stedwick residents can be divided into four categories:

  • Scrap Metal - lawn equipment, bicycles, metal furniture, large appliances, grills, lawnmowers (non-riding)

    • ​Scrap metal may be collected on your weekly recycling day. You must schedule this service (Call 311) no later than 11 a.m. on the business day prior to your collection day.

    • Scrap metal is any item 51% or more metal.

    • How to Recycle/Dispose of Scrap Metal

  • Yard Waste - grass clipping, leaves, brush, branches and tree limbs 

    • Picked up curbside on your weekly recycling day.  

    • Grass, leaves, and brush may be placed in large paper (NO PLASTIC BAGS) yard trim bags, or trash can with a green yard trim label on it. Recyclable paper bags are available at most grocery stores, home improvement stores, and garden centers.

    • Bags or containers must weigh less than 45 pounds.

    • Brush may also be tied into bundles up to 30" in diameter. Each piece of brush may be up to 4" thick, and 4' long.

    • Order "Yard Trim" Decals Online

  • Blue Bin - plastic, glass and metal food and beverage containers

    • Picked up curbside on your weekly recycling day.

    • Please make an effort to separate and secure or bundle newspaper, cardboard/paperboard, magazines, books (blue cart items) if you don't actually have a blue cart.  Simply tossing loose boxes and cardboard into blue bins leads to the trash being strewn all over the neighborhood.​

  • Blue Cart (or paper bags, boxes with lids, or bundled) - newspaper, cardboard/paperboard, magazines, books.

    • Picked up curbside on your weekly recycling day.​


Residents who have items to discard that do not fit into the foregoing recyclable categories such as furniture, matresses, small appliances, etc. are entitled to four free bulk pick ups per year by Potomac Disposal, our private/unified trash collector. Use this link to schedule a bulk pick up or call (301) 294-9700.

Have items on the curb prior to 7 a.m. on recycling day. Do not place items on the curb before 6 p.m. on the evening prior to the scheduled recycling day. This constitutes dumping. The Montgomery County fine for dumping anything is up to $1,000.

Stedwick Homes Corporation

Montgomery Village, MD