Yard Trim Collection

Curbside Collection


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. 

Organics Composting FacilityOpen to commercial and business customers. The site is not conducive to small vehicular traffic. Residents with very large loads of yard trim may utilize the facility, however, be advised there is a tipping fee that will be charged.
Effective May 2, 2016, weekly curbside collection of yard trim/waste will be collected year-round on MONDAY ONLY!  Yard trim/waste includes grass clippings, leaves, small branches, brush, Christmas trees and now, food scraps!

Please note
, that effective January 1, 2014, residential curbside yard trim collection will no longer be accepted in plastic bags. Residents should place their yard trim loose in a collection can or use large, yard waste paper bags. This change is in direct response to legislation passed by the Prince George's County Council for the purpose of amending the County Recycling Program to meet updated recycling goals. For more information about the new yard trim collection policy:

Disposal of Yard Trim

Yard trim should either be placed at the curb for pickup by 6 a.m. on Mondays, if you participate in the County provided collection program, or delivered and dropped off at the Brown Station Road Drop-off Convenience Center, located at 3501 Brown Station Road. Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, which is open Mondays through Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
**Please note, the convenience center does not accept commercial vehicles, box trucks, or trailers.**  

The County also operates the Prince George’s County Organics Composting Facilitylocated at 6601 SE Crain Highway. Upper Marlboro, MD 20772which is open Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  However, this facility is for commercial traffic and is not necessarily conducive to residential vehicular traffic (due to the large truck traffic and heavy equipment). Should residents have a very large volume of yard trim to dispose of and needs to utilize the composting facility, please be aware that there is a minimum tip fee that will be charged. The overall tip fee depends on the total weight of the disposed material. Due to COVID -19 only electronic transactions are accepted.

Residents that have a large amount of yard trim to dispose of on Saturday may utilize the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill, located at 11611 White House Road. Upper Marlboro MD 20774, between 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.as the composting facility is closed on weekends.
**Please note, the landfill does not accept yard trim during the week (Monday through Friday). Tip fees apply.**

Acceptable Containers

Yard trim/waste may be placed in heavy-duty paper bags or heavy-duty trash cans with handles and a secure lid. Cans must be clearly labeled "Yard Waste" or "Yard Trim" to ensure collection.

**Please note, cardboard boxes are not acceptable containers.**

Items Collected

Limbs collected curbside must not exceed 4 feet in length and 3 inches in diameter and must be securely tied in bundles. Bundles of limbs, bags and/or cans of dry grass and leaves must weigh less than 60 pounds. Wet grass and leaves must weigh less than 25 pounds.

Bamboo is not accepted in curbside collection. Bamboo should be tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet and placed with household trash for collection. 

Once the yard trim/waste is collected, it is taken to the Prince George's County Organics Composting Facility. This county-owned and operated composting facility processes over 50,000 tons of yard trim/waste annually.
Yard Trim Collection Holiday Schedule                                        
 Holiday Services Resume 
 Memorial Day  The next Monday following the holiday
 Labor Day  The next Monday following the holiday
For more information regarding yard trim collections, please contact PGC311.

Missed Collections/Complaints

To report a missed yard trim/waste collection, please contact PGC311 after 5:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

To register a yard trim/waste complaint, please contact PGC311 during business hours on Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

**Yard trim/waste collection complaints will not be received after 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

To report a missed food composting collection, please contact PGC311 after 12:00 p.m. on the day of collection.