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.

Some of our core services include:

  • Providing clean water services;
  • Flooding prevention for buildings and structures;
  • Collecting, processing and diverting waste from the County-operated landfill, commercial facilities and householders;
  • Providing sustainability services to reduce greenhouse gas and emission; and
  • Facilitating pet adoptions, managing an animal holding facility, issuing pet licenses, investigating cruelty complaints and conducting humane outreach and education events.

Our staff members work hard to provide quality environmental oversight, technical assistance and sustainable initiatives in your neighborhood, community and throughout the County. Whether you're a lifelong or new resident, member of a non-profit, civic or HOA organization or business owner, DoE is here to assist you.

We invite you to collaborate, engage, partner and champion with us as we employ innovative and sustainable approaches to our environmental challenges.  Information on this site is intended to assist you with learning more about our organization and its programs and services.

Feel free to reach out to us for more details on how you can help us make Prince George's a greener place to live, work and play.

Click here to download a copy of our brochure. 

Click to access publications in En Español

happy-labor-day-2017-aThe following offices, DoE services and facilities will be closed or suspended on Monday, September 3, 2018:


September 3

Animal Services Facility (3750 Brown Station Road)


Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill


Brown Station Road Public Convenience Center


Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site (Located at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill)


Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site (Located at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill)


Missouri Avenue Solid Waste Acceptance and Recycling Center


Prince George’s County Organics Composting Facility


Prince George’s County Materials Recycling Facility (1000 Ritchie Road)


Bulky Trash Collection
(By appointment only)

No Scheduled Collections on Monday, September 3; Collections resume Tuesday, September 4

Trash Collection in County-Contracted Areas

Regular Collections Occur Tuesday, September 4 through Friday, September 7

Curbside Recycling Collection

Regular Collections Occur Tuesday, September 4 through Friday, September 7

County Yard Trim Collections

No Collections (Collections resume Monday, September 10)

 *Facility only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday*

Number1graphic (002)DID YOU KNOW ... that Prince George's County is #1 in the state of Maryland for recycling and waste diversion!  That means, you're recycling more and trashing less in your home and businesses.  Keep up the good work Prince Georgians!  For more information on ways to improve your recycling, contact the Recycling Section within the Resource Recovery Division at (301) 883-3635.   View the entire list of County recycling and waste diversions rates in Maryland. 

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