Public Notices

Waste & Recycling

New Waste Collection Services Take Effect July 1, 2024

Beginning the week of July 1, 2024, Prince George’s County is expanding its Clear the Curb waste collection services for residents receiving County-contracted trash and recycling pickup.

The new services will:

  1. Increase the number of acceptable curbside bulky trash items from two (2) to four (4),; and
  2. Introduce monthly curbside scrap metal and electronics recycling appointments.

These enhanced services will continue modernizing and streamlining our current residential collection services. To implement these new curbside collection services, some residents will experience a change in their current trash and recycling collection day.

Residents may verify their waste collection day at by entering their household address in the search bar and reviewing the list in the white pop-up box. If a new collection day has been assigned, it will be noted along with the day of other waste collection services.

The new curbside scrap metal and electronics recycling collection will be offered by appointment only on the third Monday of each month. The first day of service begins July 15, and pickups can be scheduled online or by contacting PGC311. Residents can begin scheduling pickups beginning July 1, 2024.

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Animal Services

Prince George’s County Animal Services and Adoption Center 
to Reopen on Friday, June 14

Owner surrender appointments remain temporarily suspended

The Prince George’s County Animals Services Facility and Adoption Center (ASFAC) will reopen and resume dog adoptions and applications on Friday, June 14, after a temporary closure due to a respiratory disease. Owner surrender appointments will remain suspended until further notice. This measure is necessary to mitigate the risk of introducing new animals into our environment while ASFAC manages the aftermath of the recent outbreak. 

Read the June 12 press release here. 

County Animal Shelter Temporarily Closes due to Outbreak of Canine Illness

Effective immediately, the ASFAC will temporarily close to the public and stop dog adoptions due to an outbreak of an undetermined illness spreading at the facility until further notice. The temporary closure will allow staff to initiate quarantine protocols to stop the spread of the disease and to treat dogs who are ill. The disease is not spreading from dogs to other animals within the facility, and testing is ongoing. 

ASFAC will allow pets to leave the facility if: 

  • It is a return to the owner (RTO);

Read the January 4, 2024 press release here. 

County Animal Shelter Identifies Shelter Bacteria Outbreak 

The ASFAC has confirmed a bacterial respiratory infection named Streptococcus Zooepidemicus, also referred to as Strep Zoo (pronounced “Zo”), as the virus causing the temporary closing of the shelter last week. The infection is highly contagious and mostly fatal in dogs when not caught early. It has not been known to impact cats or other animals within the facility. The infection is causing outbreaks nationwide and is most dangerous in animal shelters where animals are held in close confinement and have high levels of stress. 

The facility’s reopening to the public will be based ten days from the last reported new symptomatic animal.

The ASFAC recommends that any time a pet shows signs of illness, it is important to seek veterinary care immediately. Symptoms can include:

  • Sneezing
  • Nasal discharge
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Lethargy (low energy)
  • Fever
  • Coughing blood
  • Vomiting

For more information on Strep Zoo, review this fact sheet

Read the January 11, 2024, press release here.