Yard Trim Collection

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 and Christmas trees. Please note, that effective January 1, 2014, residential curbside yard waste/trim collection will no longer be accepted in plastic bags. Residents should place their yard trim/waste 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/waste collection policy:

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. 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 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.
2018 Yard Trim Collection Holiday Schedule                                        
 Holiday Date Services Suspended   Services Resume 
 Memorial Day  May 28  June 4
 Labor Day  September 3  September 10
For more information regarding yard trim collections, please contact CountyClick 3-1-1


Missed Collections/Complaints

To register a yard waste collection complaint, please contact 3-1-1 after 5:00pm on Monday or during business hours on Tuesday, 7:30am until 5:00pm.

 Yard waste collection complaints will not be received after 5:00 PM on Tuesday.