Department of the Environment (DoE)

Welcome to Your Department of the Environment

The Department of the Environment (DoE) works for a healthy, beautiful, and sustainable County through programs that provide clean water, flood control, recycling, and waste management, litter prevention, animal services, and pet adoption in partnership with residents and other stakeholders.

Click the icons to view some of our most common services:

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Litter Reduction &
Illegal Dumping

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Pets & Adoption

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Clean Water

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Spanish Publications

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Volunteer Sign Up

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Upcoming Events

  1. Community Partners' Meeting 4/13

Register for the virtual Spring Community Partners' Meeting

Thursday, April 13, 2023
9 a.m.
Register here


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Public Notices

  1. Meeting for Area C Infill Project
  2. Laurel Stream Restoration Project

Thursday, April 13, 2023
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Arrowhead Elementary School (Multipurpose Room)
2300 Sansbury Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

Area C Public Meeting 3.28.23a

For further information regarding this notice, to schedule an appointment to review the application, or to request an interpreter, please contact Sara Haile at (410) 537-3315 or

If you need additional information, please contact Bruce O’Dell, Resource Recovery Division, Disposal Section Manager, at

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Residents receiving County-provided trash AND recycling services, can now place two (2) standard bulky items directly NEXT to the trash cart/can for collection. Read more tips below and on our Clear the Curb page.

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Fall 2022 Green Scene Newsletter

The latest edition of the Green Scene newsletter is now available! Learn how eligible residents can participate in the newly expanded Curbside Composting program and so much more! 
Read all the articles by clicking on the image below.

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