​Licensing (Refuse and Recycling Collection Vehicles)

Recycling Section
9200 Basil Court, Suite 300
Largo, Maryland 20774

(301) 883-5045

Hours for September
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to noon
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

After October 1, licenses will only be issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The office is closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

No cash payments or credit cards will be accepted.

All fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to: Prince George's County

As mandated by CR-116-1991, "No Recyclable Material or Solid Waste generated in Prince George's County shall be transported by any person over any public highway or street within Prince George's County, unless it is contained in a vehicle for which there is a valid registration issued by the Department of the Environment. The registration card shall state the name of the vehicle owner, the description and serial number of the vehicle, Maryland vehicle license or State apportioned tag number and the County refuse collection vehicle registration number."

Procedure for Obtaining Collection Licenses and Registration Cards

All applications for a Collector's License and individual vehicle registration cards to be used for the collection and hauling of Solid Waste or Recyclable Material shall be submitted on forms available through the Department of the Environment Recycling Section, located at 9200 Basil Court, Suite 300 in Largo, Maryland. These licenses may not be sold or reassigned to any other party. A separate license is required for each vehicle. As part of the annual renewal of a Collector's License, a vehicle inspection through the Health Department may be required. Applications for a Collector's License must be made annually by September 30.

Description and Cost of Collector's License and Vehicle Registration

Collector's License

Fee: $50.00

A Collector's License is a general license that is required to be obtained by any owner of commercial vehicle(s) used to collect and transport any type of solid waste or recyclable material.

Class I Collection Vehicle Registration

Fee: $100.00

A Class I Collection Vehicle Registration must be obtained by any owner of a commercial vehicle used to collect paper waste products that are not contaminated by food, or yard waste/landscape debris (grass, leaves, brush). Vehicles that are used to collect and transport these types of materials only, as certified on the registration card, do not require a Health Department inspection unless otherwise deemed necessary by the Health Officer.

Class II Collection Vehicle Registration

Fee: $275.00

A Class II Collection Vehicle Registration must be obtained by any owner of a commercial vehicle(s) used to collect solid waste; including trash, garbage, rubbish, offal, industrial and commercial refuse food product wastes or recyclable materials; including food and beverage containers and recyclables which may be collected by Class I Registered vehicles. Vehicles collecting and transporting these types of materials require a Health Department inspection. When a vehicle is found safe and satisfactory, the County Health Officer will authorize the Department of the Environment to issue the individual vehicle registration card.

Class III Collection Vehicle Registration

Fee: $350.00

A Class III Collection Vehicle Registration is required by any owner of a commercial vehicle that is used to collect both recyclable materials and solid waste. These vehicles also require a Health Department inspection if they are used to collect those materials identified in Class II.

Class IV Collection Vehicle Registration

Fee: No Charge

A Class IV Collection Vehicle Registration is only applicable to government-owned vehicles. These vehicles also require a Health Department inspection if they are used to collect those wastes identified in Class II.

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