Bulky Trash Collection

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Soon, there will be no more time spent scheduling bulky trash pickups!  Prince George’s County is proud to announce a faster and improved curbside bulky trash pickup that will allow residents receiving County-contracted trash and recycling collection services to set out two (2) bulky items or two (2) tightly secured bags with small household items per week NEXT to their trash can on their regular collection days. The best part -- NO APPOINTMENTS ARE NEEDED! Residents who only pay for bulky trash services will continue to schedule through PGC311.

The new service starts Monday, February 14, and is one of the County's Clear the Curb Waste Collection programs designed to help keep Prince George's County clean, healthy, and sustainable. All collection services are provided to residents receiving County-contracted services or who pay a fee for bulky trash removal. These services include regular trash, recycling, food scraps composting (organics), yard trim, and the improved bulky trash collection program. 

Some items, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, washers, dryers, and scrap tires will still need to be scheduled for pickup through PGC311. To help us prepare for the exciting changes, all scheduled bulky trash collections made online or through PGC311 will end January 21 (all scheduled collections up until that date will be honored). 

Residents are reminded to adhere to their current HOA or civic association rules and regulations regarding trash and recycling placed in public areas.

NOTE:  Effective February 1, 2019, for the health and safety of staff, Prince George's County residents requesting curbside collection of bulky items will be required to completely cover mattresses and box springs in a protective plastic covering. Plastic zippered mattress covers are available at many local retail stores for a nominal fee.

Mattresses and box springs delivered to the Landfill by residents will not be required to be covered in the protective encasement.

Missed Collections

To report a missed collection, please contact PGC311.


Collection Notes

  • All Bulky Trash items MUST be placed NEXT to the trash cart in order to ensure collection. Items placed in other areas at the curb WILL NOT be collected by the hauler.
  • Bulky Trash Collection does not pick up household trash or materials from evictions, foreclosures, unoccupied properties, commercial properties, apartment complexes, home renovations, remodeling projects or clean lot enforcement. The disposal of materials from these sites is the responsibility of the homeowner/landlord, contractor or business owner.
  • Please ensure there is nothing blocking access to the items requiring pickup. Blocked items will not be able to be picked up.
  • Effective February 1, 2019, for the health and safety of staff, Prince George’s County residents requesting curbside collection of Bulky items will be required to completely cover mattresses and box springs in a protective plastic covering. Mattresses and box springs delivered to the landfill by residents will not be required to be covered in protective encasement.
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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.


**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. 


** 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.


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.** 

Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill

Open to residential and commercial/business customers.

Household Hazardous Waste(HHW) & Electronic Recycling Acceptance Sites

Acceptance sites open.