Learn more about environmental policies, programs, and initiatives in Prince George’s County and how they may affect your household, business, community, and neighborhood.
Business Recycling With single-stream recycling, all recyclable materials are placed in the same container. Singe-stream recycling provides county businesses with many benefits. Contact your recycling vendor and processor to determine what materials generated by your business can be collected single-stream.
Coal Tar Sealant Ban Effective July 1, 2015, it is illegal to sell, use or permit the use of coal tar pavement products on property in Prince George’s County (review a copy of CB-6-2015 (PDF)). Contractors or property owners that use a coal tar pavement product are subject to a fine of up to $1,000 per day for each violation.
Plastic Straw Ban Effective July 1, 2020, Food Service and/or Retail businesses in Prince George’s County are prohibited from selling, distributing, or otherwise providing non-compostable straws and stirrers with certain foods or beverages. To review a copy of the legislation, go to bit.ly/CB522019
Styrofoam Ban Starting July 1, 2016, polystyrene (commonly referred to as "Styrofoam"), polystyrene loose fill packaging (also known as "packing peanuts"), and other foam articles are not permitted for sale or use in Prince George’s County.