The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services provides recycling collection services to all single-family households in the county, with the exception of households in municipalities where their local jurisdiction or a private collector provides recycling collection services. In the blue recycling bin, residents can recycle glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans and foil products, bi-metal steel/tin cans, aerosol cans that contained non-hazardous or non-automotive materials, and plastic bottles, containers, jars, tubs, lids, caps, trays, deli containers, plastic clamshell containers and deli containers, pails, buckets and flower pots. In the blue wheeled recycling cart residents can recycle cardboard boxes, newspaper, magazines, office and copier paper, telephone books, paperback and hardcover books, shredded paper, coated paper items such as milk and juice cartons and frozen food boxes. Residents may also recycle all these paper and cardboard items by placing them in a cardboard box with a lid or a paper bag or by bundling them with string or twine and placing the bag/box/bundle beside their blue bin at the curb. By using reusable containers or paper lawn bags, residents may recycle grass clippings, leaves, garden trimmings and brush. Or, try backyard composting of leaves and grass, or grasscycling by leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing. To recycle scrap metal items such as appliances, bicycles, metal furniture, lawn mowers, filing cabinets and more, call 240-777-0311 by 7 p.m. the business day before your recycling collection day or go online to schedule a special scrap metal recycling collection by 11:59 p.m. the day before your recycling collection day. Curbside recycling collection is once per week and recyclables must be set out at the curb by 7 a.m. The county also recycles other items such as computers, televisions and other consumer electronic items, motor oil, antifreeze, tires, textiles, used cooking oil and reusable building supplies. These items can be dropped off in person at the Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station/Recycling Center located at 16101/16105 Frederick Road in Derwood. For more information about recycling, call the county at 240-777-0311, or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/recycling.