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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Prince George’s County Continues Modified Residential Bulky Trash Drop-off Service

Resumes household hazardous waste, and electronics recycling services starting June 11

Largo, MD – Prince George’s County continues a modified residential bulky trash drop-off service through August 1, 2020.  The modified drop-off service will help County residents dispose of large items such as furniture, mattresses, and other household items until regular curbside bulky trash service can resume. As a reminder, all residential curbside bulky trash collections have been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“The health and well-being of our County employees and residents remains our top priority during this pandemic,” said Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. “We will continue to expand modified County Government services that were previously suspended in a safe way as we seek to recover from COVID-19.”

The Department of the Environment will operate the modified nine (9) bulky trash drop-off sites throughout the County on a biweekly, rotating schedule beginning Thursday, June 11, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Road Landfill for District 6 residents only.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Acceptance Sites located within the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill (BSRSL) in Upper Marlboro returned to regular service on June 11 and is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Residents may bring up to eight (8) bulky trash items for disposal at all modified drop-off locations. For a list of accepted items, frequently asked questions, and a schedule of drop-off locations, visit environment.mypgc.us.  In addition, no box trucks, commercial vehicles, or UHauls are allowed at the drop-off sites.

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, County employees are not allowed to assist, handle, or touch any bulky trash items brought to the sites. Therefore, residents must be able to independently lift and place their items in the back of the packer truck for disposal and are encouraged to bring an extra person should they require assistance. There will be no exceptions to this guideline. In addition, residents are encouraged to utilize the designated drop-off locations within their Councilmanic Districts to avoid overcrowding at sites.

“I want to thank our residents for their patience and cooperation as we restore bulky service on a limited basis while keeping our essential workers safe,” said DoE Director Joseph P. Gill. “Please continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask covering, and stay safe.”

All other residential waste collection services, including regular residential curbside trash and recycling, compost, and yard trim collection, remain on schedule. 

For more information on the County’s waste collection service updates, contact 311.

For more information, contact:
Linda Lowe
Public Information Officer
Prince George’s County
Department of the Environment
(301) 836-2115

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