Materials Recycling Facility

NOTE: See bulky trash service updates posted at environment.mypgc.us.

Curbside Collection

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

**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. Instead, residents should:

  1. Donate leftover latex paint to relatives, friends or neighbors who might need the paint for a project
  2. Allow leftover latex paint to dry and place it in the regular household trash bag for trash disposal.
  3. Use kitty litter or quick paint drying agents that many of the paint stores sell in packets (it is very inexpensive). Once the paint dries, place dried paint can(s) in the regular trash bag for regular trash disposal.

Organics Composting Facility

Open to residential and commercial/business customers.

Residents who have County- provided yard trim curbside 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.

Convenience Centers

Residents who do not have County-contracted Residential Curbside Collection should use the Residential Convenience Drop-Off Centers for disposal of regular household bagged trash and recyclables. **All trash must be tied and bagged securely.**

Bulky Trash

Curbside bulky trash collection resumes August 3. 

Appointments may be scheduled by visiting bulkytrash.princegeorgescountymd.gov or by contacting 311.

Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill

Open to residential and commercial/business customers.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Electronic Acceptance Sites


Acceptance sites open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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1000 Ritchie Road ​Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743
​(301) 324-4760

​Hours of Operation: ​Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

​Commercial vehicles only. No private vehicles allowed​.

​Scheduled Tours: Due to COVID-19, and out of abundance of caution, the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) remain operational, but closed to the public. All tours have been suspended until further notice. For more information please contact the Recycling Section by calling 301-883-3635. 

​The Prince George's County Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) opened in October of 1993 and is a 65,000-foot facility. Renovations to convert the MRF into a processing facility for single-stream collection was completed September 2007. Single stream collection, defined as the placement of all recyclable materials into one container/bin for curbside pick-up, is a much more efficient and convenient method of collection for County citizens and residents.

​​​Recyclables no longer need to be separated by the citizens and residents. All materials may now be collected, mixed together and processed at the facility. Watch them!

​​Residents may see their recycling contractors placing all materials in one truck. Paper and commingled recycling will not be separated as in the past. ​​County recycling contractors may utilize compactor trucks to collect the recyclables at curbside and deliver them to the MRF.​

Advantages to Single-Stream System

Advantages converting to a single-stream system include:
  • Technological advances
  • Easy and convenience to county residents and citizens
  • Increased recycling rate
  • Reduced collection cost
  • Increased types of material collected

Single-stream recycling program in Prince George’s County

The primary functions of the MRF are to remove contaminants, separate paper by grade, segregate ferrous and aluminum containers, divide plastic by resin type and sort glass by color. Once separated, the glass, aluminum, steel plastic and paper are baled or crushed and shipped to end markets.

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Tours

Due to COVID-19, and out of abundance of caution, the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) remain operational, but closed to the public. All tours have been suspended until further notice. For more information please contact the Recycling Section by calling 301-883-3635. 

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