Trash and Recycling Pickup:
Every Monday: Kensington Park trash and recycleing gets picked up every Monday, typically in the morning hours. It is advisable that you take your cans and recycle bin to the curb on Sunday evening.
Report Missed Pickups: Due to the extended wait times for Waste Management Customer Service, the county currently has an online form available for residents to use to report missed pickups. This form is available on the county’s
Single-Stream Recycling: Kensington Park is part of a single-stream recycling system which means we put all of our recycling in a single, large blue bin. Wikipedia defines single-stream as:
Single-stream (also known as “fully commingled” or “single-sort”) recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck, instead of being sorted by the depositor into separate commodities (newspaper, paperboard, corrugated fiberboard, plastic, glass, etc.) and handled separately throughout the collection process. In single-stream, both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle this fully commingled mixture of recyclables, with materials being separated for reuse at a materials recovery facility (MRF).
Recycling Tips & Guidelines
Spacing: Recycling bins must have 3 feet clear on each side for the trucks to be able to pick them up. If you do not leave 3 feet clearance, your recycling will not be collected.
Yard Waste: Yard waste should be placed separately from garbage and recyclables at the curb for collection. Bagged, containerized or bundled and tied. It should be 4’ or less in length and weigh no more than 40 pounds.
New Move In: with large amounts of cardboard boxes, call your recycling service provider for a one-time courtesy pick up.
Large Appliances: (washer, dryer, microwave, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, etc .) Remove doors from refrigerators or freezer . Call 493-4100 for pick up.
Electronics: (television, computer, monitor, printer, scanner, fax machine, keyboard and battery back-up. Call 493-4100 for pick up.
Medical Needles or Lancets do not go in your garbage . Call Dept. of Health at 861-6133 for proper disposal information and your free Sharps container.
Household Chemical Waste including paint does not go in your regular garbage. Call 861-5000 for proper disposal.
Alkaline Batteries can be disposed of in your regular garbage.
Rechargeable Batteries such as nickel-cadmium, lithium, sealed lead, button or coin shaped do not go in the regular garbage . Call 861 .5000 for proper disposal .