Business Recycling

Single-Stream Recycling - What Makes it Easy?

Call 311 from within Prince George's County; 301-883-4748 calls from outside the county.
With single-stream recycling, all recyclable materials are placed in the same container. Singe-stream recycling provides county businesses with many benefits that include:
  • Using compactors and bailers to consolidate recyclable materials
  • Saving money on recycling and disposal fees
  • Using only 1 container for commercial property owners' recyclables

Contact your recycling vendor and processor to determine what materials generated by your business can be collected single-stream.

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If you don't already have one, establish a recycling program at your business or multi-tenant facility. Setting up a program is easy and we can help!

If you already have a recycling program, submit a copy of your Maryland Recycling Act (MRA) Recycling Tonnage Report to the Department of the Environment Recycling Section. Your recycling hauler may also submit the report on your behalf with your business/property name and address listed on the report.

Download a copy of the report

Recycling is Good Business: Make it Your Business!

Businesses play an important role in Prince George's County's Recycling Program. Approximately one-half of the county's solid waste stream is produced by the business sector. Businesses also account for 2/3 of the county's current recycling rate.

All businesses can recycle. The Department of the Environment Recycling Section will assist your business in implementing a successful recycling program.

How to Start a Recycling Program

The steps to start a successful recycling program include:
  1. Obtain the support of the executive management
  2. Appoint a coordinator and program monitors to plan and implement the program.
  3. Determine the number of people participating and the types and amounts of recyclables generated.
  4. Discuss the program with local recyclers, and seek quotes from recycling haulers.
  5. Develop an efficient collection system.
  6. Educate all employees.
  7. Purchase items that can be recycled or reused.
  8. Publicize the success of the program.

 Call 3-1-1 for more information.