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 23, 2022, 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, County website, local cable station, or contact PGC311.

View or download the event flyer:

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Live Christmas/ Holiday Tree Recycling 

The Department of Environment (DoE) is making 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. Tree collection will run on Mondays from December 27, 2021, to January 31, 2022.

Alternatively, residents can drop off cut, live Christmas trees to either of our Public Convenience Centers, located on Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro or Missouri Avenue in Clinton

Please be sure to remove all artificial items and decorations.



Pumpkin Composting

DoE will collect pumpkins for composting on Monday, November 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2021. In addition to pumpkins, dried corn, hay, and straw will also be picked up for composting along with yard trim.

Items should be placed curbside for pickup. Pumpkins are not required to be bagged, but paper lawn/leaf bags must be used if residents choose to bag their items for collection. Pumpkins should be free of inorganic materials such as candles, wax, artificial lighting, loose decorations, etc.

For more information, contact PGC311 by dialing 3-1-1 or visit online.

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Tours & Visitor's Center

Due to COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, the Organics Composting Facility (OCF) remains operational but closed to the public. All tours have been suspended until further notice. For more information please contact the Recycling Section by calling 301-883-3635.