Special Events & Attractions

Mulch Madness Giveaway

The Resource Recovery Division (RRD) sponsors a Mulch Madness giveaway in the spring to provide an opportunity for County residents to receive free mulch. The mulch for this event is derived from the Christmas trees that are collected or dropped off for recycling. 

The Mulch Madness source reduction event is held in conjunction with Earth Day and is just one of the many departmental programs celebrating Earth Month in April! Join us Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m or while supplies last.

Residents transporting mulch by car will need to bring their own containers and shovels or pitchforks. A skid loader will be available to load mulch directly into pickup trucks.

For more information and specific dates for the next Mulch Giveaway, check the local paper, Mulch Madness website, local cable station, or contact PGC311.

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Pumpkin Composting

Prince George's County is proud to announce the expansion of the Curbside Composting program, PGC Composts, to include residential curbside collections of food scraps to eligible residents. In addition to food scraps, pumpkins, dried corn, hay and straw will also be picked-up for composting along with yard trim. 

Items should be placed curbside by 6:00 a.m. on Mondays for pickup. Pumpkins, dried corn, hay and straw MUST be placed in a paper lawn/leaf bag OR the provided 32-gallon wheeled green cart. Pumpkins should be free of inorganic materials such as candles, wax, artificial lighting, loose decorations, etc.

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Live Christmas/ Holiday Tree Recycling 

The Department of Environment (DoE) makes it easy for residents to recycle cut, live holiday trees (no artificial trees). Prince George's County's residents with County-provided yard trim collection can place their undecorated, unbagged, live Christmas trees at the curb by 6 a.m. for collection on Mondays from January 2, to January 31, 2023. 

Alternatively, residents can drop off cut, live Christmas trees to the Public Convenience Center located on Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro

Please be sure to remove all artificial items and decorations.

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Tours & Visitor's Center

Tours at the Prince George’s County Organics Composting Facility (PGCOCF) have resumed and are available to the public, including schools, colleges, civic and church groups, scout troops, Federal Agencies and foreign delegations. For further information and to schedule a tour, please contact the PGCOCF at (301) 627-6388. Tours are conducted Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.