Yard Waste Collection

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Weekly curbside collection of yard waste will be collected year round. Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, small branches, brush and Christmas trees. Please note, that effective January 1, 2014, residential curbside yard waste collection will no longer be accepted in plastic bags. Residents should place their yard waste loose in a collection can or use large, yard waste paper bags. This change is in direct response to legislation passed by the Prince George's County Council for the purpose of amending the County Recycling Program to meet updated recycling goals. For more information about the new yard waste collection policy, contact CountyClick 3-1-1.

Yard waste may be placed in heavy-duty paper bags, or heavy-duty trash cans with handles and a secure lid. Cans must be clearly labeled "Yard Waste" or "Yard Trim" to ensure collection. Cardboard boxes are not acceptable containers.

Limbs collected curbside must not exceed four (4) feet in length and three (3) inches in diameter and must be securely tied in bundles. Bundles of limbs and bags of dry grass and leaves must weigh less than 60 pounds. Wet grass and leaves must weigh less than 25 pounds.

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Once the yard waste is collected, it is taken to the Prince George's County Yard Waste Composting Facility. This County-owned and operated composting facility processes over 50,000 tons of yard waste annually.

To report a missed collection or register a complaint about your yard waste collection, please utilize the online CountyClick 3-1-1 Citizen Service Request System or dial 3-1-1 for assistance.

Holiday Collection Schedule

Yard trim/waste will not be collected on the following holiday schedule but will resume on the following Monday collection day.

2016 Holiday Yard Trim Collection Schedule

Holiday                        Date Services Suspended

Memorial Day

May 30

Independence Day

July 4

Labor Day

September 5

Columbus Day

October 10

Christmas Day

December 26 (Observed on day after December 25 )



Inclement Weather Policy


In the event of inclement weather, all bulky, regular trash, recycling and yard waste collections may be cancelled or delayed due to road or weather-related conditions. If collection services are postponed, every effort will be made to schedule pick-ups on the next regularly scheduled day. Residents are reminded that collection pickups can occur from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In addition, all services located at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill in Upper Marlboro including the Brown Station Road Public Container Pad and Recycling Area, the Household Hazardous Acceptance Site, the Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site, the Prince George's County Yard Waste Composting Facility, scrap tire and appliance disposal sites, and the Missouri Avenue Solid Waste Acceptance and Recycling Center in Brandywine may also experience suspension in services due to severe weather.

Visit http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Pages/default.aspxfor further updates and alert information. To register a missed collection on the day of service, contact CountyClick at 3-1-1 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday – Friday or submit a request for assistance online at www.countyclick311.com.