Heavy items, like appliances, mattresses and furniture, are picked up by appointment only. There is a $10 charge for the collection of up to three items. To schedule a pick up please call the Department of Public Works at 301-891-7633. Refrigerant containing appliances (refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners) require special handling and the City of Takoma Park does not collect them. You can self-haul or hire a private hauler to take freon containing appliances to the Montgomery County Transfer Station at Rt 355 & Shady Grove Road in Gaithersburg, MD.