Holiday Closings

Please Note: The Reichs Ford Road Landfill, Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-Off Center operate on different holiday schedules than the Department's administrative offices.

The Department of Solid Waste Management facilities and offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016 for Thanksgiving Day.

WINTER HOLIDAYS 2016-17

  • The Department of Solid Waste Management facilities (landfill, transfer station and recycling drop-off center) will be open on Friday December 23, but closing Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26, reopening on Tuesday, December 27.
  • The Department of Solid Waste Management administrative offices will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26, reopening on Tuesday December 27.
  • Due to the facility closure, there will be no residential recycling collection on Monday, December 26 and all recycling pick-ups for the entire week will shift one day later than their usual collection day.
  • The following week, the Department of Solid Waste Management facilities and offices will be closed on Monday, January 2 for the New Year holiday. Again, due to the facility closure, there will be no residential recycling collection that day and all recycling pick-ups for the entire week of New Year's Day will shift one day later than their usual collection.


General Information:
Landfill, Transfer Station & Recycling Drop-Off Center Holiday Closings


The Reich's Ford Road Landfill and Recycling Center is closed on the following days:
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
If any of the above holidays fall on a Sunday, the facilities will be closed the next day (Monday). Please call 301-600-1848 (option 2) for the most up to date information concerning holiday closures.

Department of Solid Waste Management Administration & Office of Recycling Holiday Closings


The administrative offices are closed to walk-in and telephone customers on the following days:
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Election Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the adjacent Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
If any of the above holidays is on a Saturday, the offices will be closed the preceding day (Friday). If any of the above holidays is on a Sunday, the offices will be closed the following day (Monday). All offices have 24-hour voice messaging, please feel free to leave a message and staff will return your call on the following business day.

Curbside Recycling Holiday Closings


There is no curbside collection on the following days:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
Please note: These holidays do not cancel curbside service, but rather shift all collections on and after the holiday one day later than usual.  For example: If your regular collection day falls on Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day) you would receive collection on Tuesday, June 1 instead, and consequently all other collection days for that week would be one day later than their usual pick up, with the last collection day being Saturday, June 5.