Kentlands Information


Click here Kentlands History for a history of Kentlands and of the background for New-urbanist or Neo-traditional towns which have their roots in the communities of centuries past.

Building Kentlands

January 7, 1996, the worst snow storm in a hundred years hits Gaithersburg―and Kentlands

Snow storm photographs by Franklyn Perry


Tuesday & Friday! Please have your bagged trash placed in a container and by the curb (in your alley) for pick-up no later than 7:00 a.m.  


  • Recycling pick-up is every Thursday in Kentlands and Lakelands, and residents are to put out recycles by 7 am.  If you need a recycling bin please contact the City of Gaithersburg Department of Public Works at 301-258-6370.

  • Glass, cans and bottles (both plastic and glass) are to be placed in the green recycling bins.

  • Newspapers and magazines may now be place in the green recycling bins.

  • Cardboard may now be placed in the green recycling bins

  • The City of Gaithersburg has expanded its recycling contract with Waste Management to include a broader range of plastic items that can be placed in residential recycling bins along with newspaper, mixed paper, recyclable cans and glass containers.  The program takes effect immediately.

    Previously the City’s recycling program for plastics only included clear or colored plastic bottles with necks, such as soft drink bottles, detergent and bleach bottles, milk jugs, and juice bottles, all with no caps.

    Under the new program, residents may now include:

    • Narrow-neck plastic bottles and caps that contained food, drink and household products (milk, juice, water, syrup, vegetable oil, salad dressing, cleaning, detergent and shampoo/ conditioner bottles)
    • Plastic food-grade tubs and lids (margarine/butter tubs, cottage cheese, yogurt, sour cream, mayonnaise, whipped topping, peanut butter and deli containers, and prescription bottles)
    • Plastic pails/buckets (ice cream, detergent, pet food and kitty litter containers)
    • Plastic flower pots
    • Plastic beverage cups

Residents are advised to empty and rinse all containers.  Labels and plastic rings around the neck of the bottles are acceptable.  Please note that the program DOES NOT include any plastic bottles or containers that held hazardous automotive or garden products (such as motor oil, antifreeze and pesticides), plastic wrap and bags, and Polystyrene and Styrofoam™ products.


  • Sticks and branches must be tied in bundles no more than 6' long, no more than 18" in diameter, and weighing no more than 40 lbs each.

  • Yard waste may also be placed in paper yard bags which may be purchased at local grocery and home stores. Paper grocery bags may also be used, but they must be made of the biodegradable brown paper which is the same as the larger yard bags.

Monthly Pickup

There is monthly pick-up of larger items such as refrigerators, washers, and dryers. These are to be put in front of the house with doors removed or firmly secured.


Membership to the Kentlands Clubhouse is free and open to all Kentlands Residents. 

Stop by the Clubhouse with a copy or your settlement documents, lease or valid drivers license with current address and the staff will provide you with the appropriate paperwork for completion.  A photo identification/facilities card is required for access to the Clubhouse. For more information please contact 301-948-4290.


If you are planning on making any exterior changes to your home, such as a fence, a new deck or wall, and so on, stop by the Kentlands Clubhouse for a "Design Review Application."  All applications must be completed and returned to the Clubhouse before the 20th of the month. Historical Trust meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. If you have questions please feel free to contact CMC at 301-948-2071.