Curbside Collection Information

Curbside collection

Refuse Collection

The Annapolis City Code 10.16 requires each owner and occupant of the property to provide sufficient number of containers for the proper storage and disposal of trash between and during times of trash collection service. Improper storage of household trash can provide a source of food and a home for rodents and insects and may resulting health nuisance.  The City does not provide residential customers with refuse containers.

Follow these steps when place refuse (trash) out for collection to avoid having your trash tagged and left behind.

trash bag with trash in it1. Place refuse (trash) in a bag.

 trash bags in can2. Tie and secure your trash bags and place them in your refuse (trash) container.

3. Refuse (trash) containers must be water tight, durable, have a tight-fitting lid and address number on the container.

trash can with lid4. Place the container at the curb in front of your house or where your property meets the roadway for collection.

Recycling Collection

The Annapolis City Code 10.16 requires each owner and occupant of the property to recycle.  The City of Annapolis provides residential customers recycling containers to use for collection.  

Follow these steps when place recycling out for collection to avoid having your recycling tagged and left behind.

recycling in a bag going to the bin

1. If you collect your recyclables in a bag, follow the following steps.

recycling removed from the plastic bag

2. Take the bag to the recycling container and EMPTY the bag.

3. Throw the bag in the trash or reuse it again.

recycling loose in the bin

5. The recyclables should be loose in the container.

6. Don't include plastic bags, film plastic, styrofoam, medical waste, prescription pill bottles, tetra paks, food-soiled material, hoses, wires and hangers in the recycle container.

7. Place next to your refuse container for collection.

recycling bin and a no plastic bag sign 

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Curbside Collection in Annapolis has information to prevent your refuse (trash), recycling, yard trim, and more from being left behind.  Take a look!

Container Placement

Please set out all containers for curbside collection by 6:00am the day of collection, but not earlier than 6:00pm the night before collection.  Remove and store all containers by midnight following collection.  In the Historic District, store all containers out of the public view between collections.  All solid waste must be stored in containers at all times.

Refuse, Recycling and Yard Trim

145 Gorman Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-263-7949
Emergency Phone: 410-224-3140
Fax: 410-263-3322
Monday - Friday
(8:30 am -4:30 pm)
Group 412