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REMINDER-- Trash & Treasures Weekend, September 13 & 14

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The Town’s fall Trash and Treasures is scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14. The Town offers this bulk trash pickup so that residents can dispose of items that are no longer usable, such as appliances (doors must be removed for safety), furniture, rolled rugs, mattresses, games and bikes, but, if the items are usable, we encourage you to review the list of Alternatives to Trash and Treasures. We have tried to give you a variety of options. If you are not sure how to dispose of an item, please call the Town Office at 301-654-7144.

Guidelines

Please Remember To Bag, Box Or Contain All Of Your Discards. 
Please Do Not Put Items On The Curb Before Friday Afternoon, September 12.The Following Items Will Not Be Picked Up:

• NO construction debris• NO parts of junked automobiles (engines, transmissions), boats or trailers
• NO loose glass of any kind• NO firewood or fencing of any kind
• NO paint cans • NO flammable or hazardous liquids or solids 
• NO recyclable items, such as newspapers, mixed paper or cardboard, landscape pots, old books and magazines, large plastic bins - please recycle!
• NO shrubbery cuttings, yard clippings, leaves or grass – recycle with yard trash!

If you have questions about how to discard any of these items, please call the Town Office at 301-654-7144. We will be happy to help you arrange a special pick-up for items that are not included in Trash and Treasures. There will be a charge for a special pickup.

Pick Up Schedule: At 7 a.m., Monday, September 15, a crew will begin clearing feeder streets to Chevy Chase Elementary School. During non-rush hours, the peripheral streets will be cleared. After these priority streets are cleared, the truck will proceed according to a schedule arranged with the Town Manager. An account of daily progress will be kept in the Town Office. Once a street has been cleared, the contractor will not return to that street. Residents who discard items after the street has been cleared will have to arrange for a special pick-up – for a fee.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

The Household Hazardous Waste receiving area at the Shady Grove Solid Waste Transfer Station is located in the recycling drop-off section of the Public Unloading Area, 16101 Frederick Road. The Route 355 / Frederick Road entrance is for vehicles bringing less than 500 pounds of solid waste. The hours are: Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Batteries are accepted (alkaline batteries may be put in regular trash), fertilizers with herbicides, fluorescent light tubes and bulbs, including CFLs, herbicides, insecticides, mercury containing items, oil-based paints, paint thinners, pesticides, used motor oil and most other oils. For a complete list of items accepted or more information, visit the website, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/recycling.

New Homes for Old Bikes

Bikes for the World (BfW) is a project sponsored by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association whose mission is to collect valuable but unwanted bicycles and related material--parts, tools, and accessories--in the United States and deliver them at low cost to community development programs assisting the poor in developing countries. If you have a bike you would like to donate, please take it to City Bikes, 8401 Connecticut Avenue, 301-652-1777. A $10/bike donation is suggested to defray shipping to overseas charity partners. Receipt provided for all material and cash donations. For more information, please visit the BfW website, www.bikesfortheworld.org.





Alternatives to Trash & Treasures

The following vendors will be in the Lawton Center Parking Lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

Donate Books

The Town will be collecting books for the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Town Office. There are 17 FOLMC chapters at branches throughout the county, including Chevy Chase, Little Falls and Bethesda. Please bring gently used books (no damaged or mildewed books accepted) in a box or bag. Textbooks are welcome, but no magazines or encyclopedias will be accepted. The donations will benefit the libraries in Montgomery County.

Interfaith Works

Recycle your gently used clothing and home goods and preserve our planet while helping your Montgomery County neighbors in need. The Interfaith Clothing Centers provide clothing/home goods free of charge to low income County residents. Please put items in a plastic bag that has been secured at the top. Your donation is tax deductible. Interfaith Works will have a truck in the Lawton Center parking lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A Wider Circle

We are happy to continue our partnership with A Wider Circle by hosting our twentieth event to collect usable items for families in need. The mission of A Wider Circle is to end poverty. A Wider Circle provides basic need items to families transitioning out of shelters or simply living without life’s necessities. In 2013, A Wider Circle furnished the homes of 4,250 families, all free of charge. They also launched their new Center for Professional Development, which provides the job skills courses, mentoring, computer training, and professional attire and accessories that our most vulnerable neighbors need to make the journey back to work – and out of poverty.

If you have furniture or household items in gently-used condition that you would like to donate, please bring them to the Lawton Center parking lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Families are always in need of beds (including mattresses that are free of rips and stains), dressers, tables and chairs, living room furniture, bedding, dish sets, baby items, professional clothing, and children’s clothing up to size 4T. If you have items that are too large to bring to the drop-off, please contact A Wider Circle at 301-608-3504 or furnish@awidercircle.org and they would be happy to schedule a pick-up date. More information can be found at www.awidercircle.org.

The following vendors will be in the Lawton Center Parking Lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

Shred-It – Shred Your Documents

Back by popular demand! The Town has contracted with SHRED-IT to have a truck in the Lawton Center parking lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to shred paper for residents. Staples and paper clips are okay. Shred-It is bonded and insured. If you have additional questions, please call the Town Office at 301-654-7144.

Recycle Electronic Equipment

The Town has contracted with National Reclamation to have a truck in the Lawton Center Parking Lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the collection of the following electronic equipment: TVs, monitors, printers, copiers, stereos, VCRs & DVD players, camcorders, CD players, fax machines, calculators, scanners, electronic toys and microwaves. You can recycle any item with a plug. National Reclamation does not provide tax deduction receipts. If you have a question about items not listed, please call the Town Office at 301-654-7144.

Contact the following organizations to donate building supplies:
These organizations accept donations of reusable or new building materials. Please visit their websites or give them a call. For large items, both organizations will arrange special pickups.

Community Forklift http://communityforklift.com 301-985-5180

Habitat for Humanity http://www.habitat-mc.org 301-947-3304


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The Town’s fall Trash and Treasures is scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14. The Town offers this bulk trash pickup so that residents can dispose of items that are no longer usable, such as appliances (doors must be removed for safety), furniture, rolled rugs, mattresses, games and bikes, but, if the items are usable, we encourage you to review the list of Alternatives to Trash and Treasures. We have tried to give you a variety of options. If you are not sure how to dispose of an item, please call the Town Office at 301-654-7144.

Guidelines

Please Remember To Bag, Box Or Contain All Of Your Discards.
Please Do Not Put Items On The Curb Before Friday Afternoon, September 12.The Following Items Will Not Be Picked Up:


• NO construction debris• NO parts of junked automobiles (engines, transmissions), boats or trailers
• NO loose glass of any kind• NO firewood or fencing of any kind
• NO paint cans • NO flammable or hazardous liquids or solids
• NO recyclable items, such as newspapers, mixed paper or cardboard, landscape pots, old books and magazines, large plastic bins - please recycle!
• NO shrubbery cuttings, yard clippings, leaves or grass – recycle with yard trash!

If you have questions about how to discard any of these items, please call the Town Office at 301-654-7144. We will be happy to help you arrange a special pick-up for items that are not included in Trash and Treasures. There will be a charge for a special pickup.

Pick Up Schedule: At 7 a.m., Monday, September 15, a crew will begin clearing feeder streets to Chevy Chase Elementary School. During non-rush hours, the peripheral streets will be cleared. After these priority streets are cleared, the truck will proceed according to a schedule arranged with the Town Manager. An account of daily progress will be kept in the Town Office. Once a street has been cleared, the contractor will not return to that street. Residents who discard items after the street has been cleared will have to arrange for a special pick-up – for a fee.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

The Household Hazardous Waste receiving area at the Shady Grove Solid Waste Transfer Station is located in the recycling drop-off section of the Public Unloading Area, 16101 Frederick Road. The Route 355 / Frederick Road entrance is for vehicles bringing less than 500 pounds of solid waste. The hours are: Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Batteries are accepted (alkaline batteries may be put in regular trash), fertilizers with herbicides, fluorescent light tubes and bulbs, including CFLs, herbicides, insecticides, mercury containing items, oil-based paints, paint thinners, pesticides, used motor oil and most other oils. For a complete list of items accepted or more information, visit the website, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/recycling [http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/recycling] .

New Homes for Old Bikes

Bikes for the World (BfW) is a project sponsored by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association whose mission is to collect valuable but unwanted bicycles and related material--parts, tools, and accessories--in the United States and deliver them at low cost to community development programs assisting the poor in developing countries. If you have a bike you would like to donate, please take it to City Bikes, 8401 Connecticut Avenue, 301-652-1777. A $10/bike donation is suggested to defray shipping to overseas charity partners. Receipt provided for all material and cash donations. For more information, please visit the BfW website, www.bikesfortheworld.org [http://www.bikesfortheworld.org/] .


Alternatives to Trash & Treasures

The following vendors will be in the Lawton Center Parking Lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

Donate Books

The Town will be collecting books for the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Town Office. There are 17 FOLMC chapters at branches throughout the county, including Chevy Chase, Little Falls and Bethesda. Please bring gently used books (no damaged or mildewed books accepted) in a box or bag. Textbooks are welcome, but no magazines or encyclopedias will be accepted. The donations will benefit the libraries in Montgomery County.

Interfaith Works

Recycle your gently used clothing and home goods and preserve our planet while helping your Montgomery County neighbors in need. The Interfaith Clothing Centers provide clothing/home goods free of charge to low income County residents. Please put items in a plastic bag that has been secured at the top. Your donation is tax deductible. Interfaith Works will have a truck in the Lawton Center parking lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A Wider Circle

We are happy to continue our partnership with A Wider Circle by hosting our twentieth event to collect usable items for families in need. The mission of A Wider Circle is to end poverty. A Wider Circle provides basic need items to families transitioning out of shelters or simply living without life’s necessities. In 2013, A Wider Circle furnished the homes of 4,250 families, all free of charge. They also launched their new Center for Professional Development, which provides the job skills courses, mentoring, computer training, and professional attire and accessories that our most vulnerable neighbors need to make the journey back to work – and out of poverty.

If you have furniture or household items in gently-used condition that you would like to donate, please bring them to the Lawton Center parking lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Families are always in need of beds (including mattresses that are free of rips and stains), dressers, tables and chairs, living room furniture, bedding, dish sets, baby items, professional clothing, and children’s clothing up to size 4T. If you have items that are too large to bring to the drop-off, please contact A Wider Circle at 301-608-3504 or furnish@awidercircle.org [mailto:furnish@awidercircle.org] and they would be happy to schedule a pick-up date. More information can be found at www.awidercircle.org [http://www.awidercircle.org/] .

The following vendors will be in the Lawton Center Parking Lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

Shred-It – Shred Your Documents

Back by popular demand! The Town has contracted with SHRED-IT to have a truck in the Lawton Center parking lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to shred paper for residents. Staples and paper clips are okay. Shred-It is bonded and insured. If you have additional questions, please call the Town Office at 301-654-7144.

Recycle Electronic Equipment

The Town has contracted with National Reclamation to have a truck in the Lawton Center Parking Lot on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the collection of the following electronic equipment: TVs, monitors, printers, copiers, stereos, VCRs & DVD players, camcorders, CD players, fax machines, calculators, scanners, electronic toys and microwaves. You can recycle any item with a plug. National Reclamation does not provide tax deduction receipts. If you have a question about items not listed, please call the Town Office at 301-654-7144.

Contact the following organizations to donate building supplies:
These organizations accept donations of reusable or new building materials. Please visit their websites or give them a call. For large items, both organizations will arrange special pickups.

Community Forklift http://communityforklift.com [http://communityforklift.com/] 301-985-5180

Habitat for Humanity http://www.habitat-mc.org [http://www.habitat-mc.org/] 301-947-3304

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Trash & Treasures Weekend-- September 13 & 14. Visit www.townofchevychase.org for more information.