Trash Reminders

MPHOA’s governing documents specify that Trash receptacles and bags may not be kept in public view except during the period that begins at 6 p.m. on the evening preceding trash collection day and ends at the conclusion of trash collection day.  This restriction applies to trash containers not just on the days of trash collection, but also prohibits public storage of trash and recycling containers on a day-to-day basis throughout the week.  Trash cans may not be stored on a daily basis on driveways in front of garage doors or in the small areas between your driveway and your front steps or front entrance.  Please help us maintain an attractive appearance at the front of all homes.

McLean Trash, our trash/recycling contractor, does not pick up on the following four national holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • 4th of July
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

If a regular pick up day falls on any of those holidays, the next pick up will be on the next regularly scheduled pick up day.  On all pick up days, please make sure your trash and recycling material is securely enclosed in a suitable container.  Heavy winds and birds/animals can make a mess of loosely piled trash and recyclables.  The photo on the following page shows what happens when trash and recycling materials are not smartly “packaged”.  Essentially – the wind makes a mess of our community.


Avoid contributing to this mess by flattening cardboard boxes – our contract with McLean Trash calls for this.  Do not pile light-weight plastic or paper materials above the top of your recycling container – they are easily blown into your neighbor’s yard and into the street and down storm drains.  If you don’t have a recycling container – please obtain one.