The City of Laurel Department of Public Works has resumed the process of replacing the mini 18 gallon recycling bins with 35 gallon recycle toters.
This process has been ongoing over the last couple of years, but slowed down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With the amount of food and commercial packaging made of recyclable materials increasing, the small bins aren’t sufficient. And since they don’t have wheels or lids, unintentional spills happen and trash gets strewn throughout the neighborhood on occasion.
The City will collect the small bins during your normal recycle pick up schedule, and replace them with a 35-gallon recycle toter which is upright with wheels and has an attached, tight-fitting lid. It looks like a normal outdoor trashcan except that it is green and labeled for recycling.
If you are disabled or a senior citizen who needs a bin-sized container due to your disability or age, or if you need set-out service at your front door, porch or side yard, please call us at 301-725-0088 or by email ([email protected]).
All other requests to keep the small bin will be decided on a case by case basis. Send DPW an email stating your reason and we’ll let you know if it’s approved or denied. Still have questions? DPW is open from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.