Maryland Blogger: Make it a Green New Year in Gaithersburg

Make it a Green New Year in Gaithersburg

Make it a Green New Year in Gaithersburg


Get a green start on the New Year by recycling as much as you can this holiday season.

Natural trees can be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on your regular recycling day. Remove all decorations.

Wrapping paper, glass containers and many plastics can be recycled easily thanks to the City's single stream recycling program. Place them all in your bin for curbside pick-up.

Many retailers accept unwanted mobile phones for reuse. Consider donating yours.

Disposable batteries are no longer considered hazardous and can be placed in your household trash.

Rechargeable batteries, computers and other electronic devices should be taken to the Transfer Station. You might also consider holding on to unwanted electronic devices until the City's next community shredding event in the fall of 2019.

Learn more here.

This is a City of Gaithersburg announcement.


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6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Comment balloon 21 commentsRoy Kelley • January 08 2019 09:03PM


Good morning, Roy Kelley nice shout out for the do's and don't's in Gaithersburg in 2019....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 5 months ago

Nice announcement on keeping Gaithersburg "Green" Roy, and nice that you provided link to learn more.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 5 months ago

Good morning Roy. Participation is voluntary but from a "green standpoint" should be mandatory. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 5 months ago

This is good information for local residents. Thank you for sharing 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Good morning Roy Kelley - Recycling is an excellent way to give back to the community and do a lot of good. Everyone should be green and take your advice seriously.

Happy Wednesday!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 5 months ago

Thank you for providing this helpful information for the residents of Gaithersburg.

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. (Keller Williams of Central PA) 5 months ago

I find that my recycle bin fills up much quicker than my regular trash bin, which I think is a good thing!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 5 months ago

Good morning Roy Kelley ,

A good post to get out at this time of the year for residents. Encouraging recycling is an excellent way to give back to the community. Letting them know their options is important.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 5 months ago

Fantastic advice Roy. It is great to see the trees recycled and not put into the waste stream

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 5 months ago

thanks for sharing........have an awesome day ....

Posted by Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor (SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert) 5 months ago

Good morning Roy. 


To me, this is a great reminder to us that we ALL need to look for ways to recycle.  We also need to remember to seek out places and events that will help us dispose of the hazardous items.  

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) 5 months ago

Roy, Denver makes a big deal of out trying to go GREEN, recycling everything you can.  We are seeing many Christmas trees on the sidewalks.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 5 months ago

Good morning Roy,

I love all these guidelines for staying green.  We have been practicing many of these. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 5 months ago

Good morning Roy - this is good information for residents of Gaitherburg.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 5 months ago

Good Morning Roy,  Great to know about these items and especially about batteries.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 5 months ago

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 21. All pools, aquatic programs, and aquatic classes will be open and take place on a regular schedule. All other MoCo Rec facilities and classes will be closed and canceled that day.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

I totally agree, Roy.  I think we should all get more involved and make an effort for sustainable lifestyles.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 5 months ago

The Earth will be a little healthier if we all do our part in recycling.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago

Hi Roy,  Green is my favorite color - what better way to celebrate it than continue with our recycling projects.  Thanks for reminding us of all the Holiday recycling opportunities.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 5 months ago
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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago