Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site

Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill
11611 White House Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
For Information Call 311 

Hours of Operation
Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday - Closed

Non-commercial vehicles only.

Prince George’s County opened the Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site in the spring of 2000. The site, which is located at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill, is open and free of charge to County citizens and residents who need to dispose of harmful household waste.

Acid Car Batteries Fluorescent Light Bulbs Oil-Based Paints
Automotive Fluids and Fuels Gas Grill Propane Tanks Photographic Chemicals
Cleaning Agents Helium Balloon Tanks Poisons
Cooking Oil Household Batteries Solvents, Varnishes and Stains
Driveway Sealers Insecticides, Herbicides and Fertilizers Swimming Pool Chemicals
Fire Extinguishers Mercury and Other Hazardous Materials

Improper disposal of these materials is harmful to the environment.

To ensure the proper handling and disposal of the hazardous materials that are collected at the Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site, the County has contracted with a licensed hazardous waste disposal company. The professional team oversees the collection of items and materials at the drop-off facility as well as the community collection events. As an added convenience, the site is designed to be a drive through location. County residents do not have to leave their vehicles to dispose of their unwanted items. A licensed hazardous materials company professional will remove all acceptable items from your vehicle and dispose of them in an environmentally safe manner.

 

Collection for Senior Citizens and the Disabled

To qualify, no one living in the home can be under 65 years of age or be physically able to transport the material to the County’s facility. Residents who qualify for this service should call 311 to schedule an appointment for the at home collection of household hazardous waste. 

Proper Disposal of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)

CFLs are being used in more homes and businesses than ever before. By using CFLs, consumers can save money and energy through reduced energy consumption and lower utility bills. CFLs contain a very small amount of mercury within the tubing – an average of 5 milligrams – and are safe to use in your home. However, the bulbs should be handled with care. Precautions should be taken to properly handle broken CFLs and to dispose of used fluorescent lamps. Proper Disposal of CFLs

  • Do NOT throw CFLs away in your household garbage.
  • Consumers can take all used, unbroken CFL bulbs to any Home Depot store and give them to the store associate behind the returns desk. The bulbs will be recycled by an environmental management company to maximize safety and ensure environmental compliance.

Used, unbroken or broken CFLs that are sealed in a clear plastic bag, may be taken to the following location:
Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site
Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill
11611 White House Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774

Hours of Operation
Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Proper Clean up for Broken CFLs

  • Open a window and leave the room for 15 minutes or more.
  • On hard surfaces, carefully scoop up broken glass pieces and powder using stiff paper or cardboard and place them in a sealed plastic bag. Do not use a vacuum or broom to clean up the broken bulb. Use sticky tape, such as duct tape to pick up any remaining small glass fragments and powder. Wipe the area clean with damp paper towels or disposable wet wipes. Place the towels in a plastic bag.
  • On carpeting or rugs, carefully pick up glass fragments and place them in a sealed plastic bag. Use sticky tape, such as duct tape to pick up any remaining small glass fragments and powder. If vacuuming is needed after all visible materials are removed, vacuum the area where the bulb was broken and place the vacuum bag and debris in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Take the plastic bags to the Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance site for proper and safe disposal.

Improper disposal of these materials is harmful to the environment. Operation to ensure the proper handling and disposal of the hazardous materials that are collected at the Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site, the County has contracted with a licensed hazardous waste disposal company. The professional team oversees the collection of items and materials at the drop-off facility as well as the community collection events. As an added convenience, the site is designed to be a drive through location. County residents do not have to leave their vehicles to dispose of their unwanted items. A licensed hazardous materials company professional will remove all acceptable items from your vehicle and dispose of them in an environmentally safe manner.

(Above information courtesy of EPA website)

  

Prescription Drugs/Medications

Take unused, un-needed or expired non-controlled prescription drugs out of their original prescription bottles to protect your personal information. Crush medication and place in an impermeable, non-descript container such as an empty can or sealable bag. Mix with coffee grounds, dirt or kitty litter and discard with regular trash. Liquid medication may be handled in the same fashion. Take advantage of community pharmaceutical take-back programs that allow the public to bring unused drugs to a central location for proper disposal. The following companies have been identified as accepting prescription drugs for proper disposal. It is recommended to call in advance to verify availability of take-back option. You may also check with your local pharmacy.

  • CVS Pharmacy: 5780 Silver Hill Road in District Heights, 301-736-3992
  • CVS Pharmacy: 7012 Marlboro Pike in Forestville, 301-736-8683
  • CVS Pharmacy: 8201 Annapolis Road in New Carrollton, 301-577-6222
  • CVS Pharmacy: 10692 Campus Way South in Upper Marlboro, 301-336-2900
  • Supreme Pharmacy, LLC: 7936 Johnson Avenue in Glenarden, 301-322-8082