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

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Pets & Adoption

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Clean Water

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Floodplain Studies 

Effective December 13, 2021, Prince George’s County will re-initiate performing 100-year floodplain studies (FPS) for county stream reaches. 

Please click Floodplain Study to find out more information!

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Fall 2021 Green Scene Newsletter

The newest edition of the Green Scene newsletter is out! Read about ongoing stream restoration projects, appreciation for Beautification Award winners and employees, adoption success stories, what to expect as we head into winter, and more below.

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Virtual Winter Community Partners' Meeting

The Winter 2021 Community Partners' Meeting was held virtual via Zoom on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 9 a.m. The meeting included presentations from the Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T), the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE), and the Department of the Environment (DoE).

Click here or the below image to view all of the presentations provided by the Department of Public Works and Transportation, Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement and the Department of the Environment.

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The Department of the Environment (DoE) will continue to provide trash, recycling, and yard trim collection services on schedule.

Curbside Collection

Residents must place containers curbside by 6 a.m. on the day of collection. Collections begin as early as 6 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m.


**All trash must be tied and bagged securely.**

Latex paint is NOT hazardous and should NOT be delivered to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) site. Learn how to dispose of properly by clicking here. 


** Plastic bags are NOT accepted. Place recyclables loose and un-bagged in your recycling cart or bin. **

The County provides single-stream recycling, which means items should be placed in the same container, without the need to sort or separate.

Overflow of recyclables can be placed on any receptacle or cardboard box marked with an X or the word “Recycling." Cardboard boxes will be collected with contents.


Residents who have County-provided collections should continue to place their yard trim at the curb by 6 a.m. on Mondays for regular collections. 

Residents who do not have curbside collection, may drop-off yard trim at the County’s Convenience Drop-off Centers during regular hours of operation, free of charge.

Convenience Centers

Residents who do not have County-provided curbside collection should use the Residential Convenience Drop-Off Centers for disposal of regular household bagged trash and un-bagged recyclables. 

Bulky Trash

Curbside bulky trash collections have resumed. Appointments may be scheduled by visiting or by contacting 311.

**Bulky items should be placed at the curb no earlier than the night before your scheduled appointment date or by 6 a.m. the morning of your appointment date.** 

Organics Composting Facility

Open to residential and commercial/business customers.

Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill

Open to residential and commercial/business customers.

**Effective October 1, 2021 the tipping fee is $70 per ton.**

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Electronic Recycling Acceptance Sites

Acceptance sites only open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.