Resource Recovery Division

A division of the Department of the Environment (DoE), the mission of the Resource Recovery Division is to manage the collection, recycling, reduction and disposal of municipal solid waste in an efficient, cost-effective and safe manner, while complying with all Federal, State and local regulatory requirements.

The Resource Recovery Division works to improve our environment by providing recycling and the effective management of trash, yard waste, household hazardous waste and bulky materials. The county is fulfilling its goals of protecting our natural resources while promoting a better quality of life for our community by ensuring cleaner water and air quality.

CURRENT STATUS of waste collections for Monday, February 22

Due to icy road conditions persisting into the weekend, some routes receiving regular Thursday and Friday trash/recycling collections, will not be able to be serviced. If your trash or recycling was not collected by Saturday, February 20th, the Department asks residents to bring their carts in. 

Please be aware that collections will be serviced on your next regularly scheduled collection day. We apologize for this inconvenience, as we work through these most adverse weather conditions.

Missed bulky collections will be picked up by Tuesday, February 23rd. The Department asks that residents keep their bulky items at the curb, if allowed by their homeowner’s association (HOA).

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

Please note that all customers are required to follow all mandated COVID-19 social distancing protocols and wear a face mask or covering when onsite. 

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.

TRASH

**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. 

RECYCLING

** 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.

YARD TRIM 

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 bulkytrash.princegeorgescountymd.gov 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.

Household Hazardous Waste(HHW) & Electronic Recycling Acceptance Sites


Acceptance sites only open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

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Recycling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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What do I do with my old curbside trash toter?

With the delivery of the new trash toters, residents may be wondering what to do with their old, unwanted residential trash cans. Here is how to recycle or dispose of them.
  • Repurpose your old trash can by using it as a yard trim can or extra recycling can (mark with an "X" or word "Recycling")
  • Deliver (bring) your old can to one of the two convenience centers for the Prince George's County Public Schools to repurpose and/or for the County to recycle as rigid plastics or scrap metal. The convenience centers are Brown Station Road Public container Pad and Recycling Area and Missouri Avenue Solid Waste Acceptance and Recycling Center.
  • Set the can upside down on your trash collection day and the trash hauler will collect the old trash can which will be disposed of as trash.
  • For more information, contact CountyClick 3-1-1.