Clear the Curb

Prince George's County has a range of waste collection programs servicing more than 175,000Clearthecurblogo_final residents to help clear the curb and keep our County clean, healthy, and sustainable. 

Our Clear the Curb collection programs modernize and streamline our residential collection services. County residents who are eligible to participate in our waste collection programs receive a free, wheeled trash, recycling and organics cart to help ensure items are properly disposed of. All residents pay into a Solid Waste Fund that pays for trash and recycling collections and other County beautification programs. 

Our waste collection programs include a faster and improved bulky trash collection program, regular trash and recycling, yard trim, and a Countywide food scraps composting program.

Learn more about our waste collection programs by clicking the below links:

Residential Curbside Single-Stream Recycling

Residential Trash Collection

Residential Curbside Bulky Trash Collection

Residential Curbside Food Scraps (Organics) Collection Program

Yard Trim Collection

Use our online address tool to determine whether you receive waste collection services or contact PGC311 for more information.

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DID YOU KNOW ... that Prince George's County is a leader n the state of Maryland for recycling and waste diversion! That equates to Prince Georgians recycling more and trashing less in their home and businesses. Let's keep up the good work!  For more information on ways to improve your recycling, contact the Recycling Section within the Resource Recovery Division at (301) 883-3628. View the entire list of County recycling and waste diversions programs in Maryland.  

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Public Drop-off Convenience Centers

Residents who wish to dispose of trash and/or recycling without curbside collection, may use one of the following county-owned and operated drop-off facilities.

Rolling Wheeled Toter/Cart Information

As part of the Clear the Curb waste collection program, residents receive a one-time, free 64-gallon wheeled trash toter/cart for trash and recycling collection, and a 32-gallon wheeled organics cart. The tight-fitting lid is designed to keep your waste collection items secure and the animals out. It is easy to tilt and roll to the curb. Watch the online video for more information about the rolling toters/carts. Contact PGC311 if you need more information.

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Holiday Schedule

Trash and recycling collection services are NOT provided on the following holidays:

New Year's DayMemorial DayIndependence Day
Labor DayThanksgiving DayChristmas Day

If the holiday falls on a weekday, trash and recycling collection will shift to the next day, through Saturday, with no collections on Sunday. There are NO makeup days for yard trim collection.

Food Scraps and Yard Trim Holiday Schedule                          

 HolidayServices Resume 
 Memorial Day The next Monday following the holiday
 Independence Day/4th of July The next Monday following the holiday
 Labor Day  The next Monday following the holiday

 View a full holiday schedule for trash, recycling, and yard trim collection.