Once-A-Week Collection

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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 means, Prince Georgians are recycling more and trashing less in their 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) 883-3628.   To view the entire list of County recycling and waste diversions in Maryland.  

In May 2016, the County joined surrounding jurisdictions and several municipalities in making the switch to once-a-week trash collection. This change in service allows residents to make one trip to the curb with their and recycling cart/bin. 

Use our online address tool to determine your new pickup day and contact CountyClick 3-1-1 for more information.


The Trash & Recycling Overhaul modernizes and streamlines our residential collection services. All residents pay into a Solid Waste Fund that pays for trash and recycling collections and other county beautification programs. The fund is running a significant deficit, and the overhaul addresses the imbalance by eliminating the second weekly trash pickup day, which is not used by most residents.

This overhaul creates savings without increasing fees on residents and without cutting critical services like code enforcement, litter pickup, illegal dumping cleanups and blight removal.

The overhaul also provides residents a free, wheeled trash cart and ensures better service from haulers.


Public Convenience Center

Residents who wish to dispose of trash and/or recycling, may use one of the following county-owned and operated drop-off facilities.

New Rolling Toter/Cart Information

As part of the rollover to once-a-week trash collection, residents will receive a one-time, free 64-gallon wheeled trash toter/cart for trash collection. Delivery of the carts started May 2016. 

The tight-fitting lid is designed to keep your trash secure and animals out. It is easy to tilt and roll to the curb. Watch the online video for more information about rolling toters/carts.


Holiday Schedule

Trash, recycling and yard trim 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 week day, 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.

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