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.
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:
Organics Composting Facility
Closed to the public for all services and is open to Commercial/Business customers only.
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.
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. Only residents who DO NOT have curbside pickup service should utilize the convenience centers. Residents who have curbside pick-up should continue to use the curbside service.
**All Trash Must Be Tied and Bagged Securely**
Residential drop-off of bulky items at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill (BSRSL) is closed. Bulky trash pick-up has been suspended and residents are asked to store these materials at home until regular service resumes and the BSRSL resumes full operations.
Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill
Open to Commercial/Business customers only. The BSRSL is closed to residents.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Electronic Acceptance Sites
|Acceptance sites are closed. Residents are reminded to store HHW in original or labeled containers separately from other chemicals in a safe place at home away from children and pets.|
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Holiday Lights Recycling Program
DoE is pleased to offer residents a place to recycle old Christmas lights. Residents may take old lights to the Brown Station Road Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site, located at 11611 Whitehouse Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. Lights may be dropped off throughout the months of December and January, during regular business hours, Thursday thru Saturday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, excluding holidays.
The lights are shredded into tiny bits and the bits are sorted into various components that make up the lights such as copper, glass, and PVC. The individual components are then recycled.
- 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.
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