Solid Waste Services: County-provided recycling/trash pickups resume on 1/28/16; no yard trim.

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Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services
*** Recycling and Trash Service Update for January 28, 2016 ***

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  • We will resume County-provided recycling and trash collection on Thursday, on the regular day-of-the week schedule. Yard trim will not be collected this week.

  • On your collection day, set your material out at the curb by 7 a.m., in a visible location. Recycling and trash containers must be free of snow and ice. Collection personnel will not dig out containers.

  • The Transfer Station will be open with normal hours of operation tomorrow.

If your normal County-provided collection day is
Your collection day this week is
Thursday Thursday, January 28, 2016 - recycling and trash only; no yard trim.
Friday Friday, January 29, 2016 - recycling and trash only; no yard trim.

Thank you all for your patience, understanding, and notes during this snow event - it's great to hear !

If you have any questions or concerns about your County-provided collection, please call the Montgomery County Customer Service Center at 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850).

If you (or your community) have a private contract for your trash collection, or if you live in a municipality, our schedule announcements may not apply to your trash service -- check with your hauler or community manager.

Alone, walking purposely uphill toward the bus stop,
Heavy grocery bags pulling your arms straight down.

So cold. Six degrees. They call it the Siberian Express.

I see you, and I gesture for you to climb into my back seat; I've replaced two regulators now, trying to roll down a frozen window.

"Where to?" "The bus stop." "Where to, after that?" "The county road," you say.

I make quick calculations of miles, of time, of traffic, of the dreaded round-about, And, against my cautious self, say I will take you home.

We travel together to get you there, and you tell me

You're an unemployed social worker,
Your car is no longer useful,
You have health problems,
And you have grown children.

Now, in your 70's, you live alone.
And they are doing well, so far away.

"No jobs around here, if you want to get ahead."

Of me, you know nothing, except that I, too, am alone, With children doing well, so far away.

It seems enough.

—Patricia Simoni, "Timeshare", recommended by subscriber DM

recommend a poem or text for future announcements - we appreciate each one you send, as well as your notes!