Waste & Recycling
A division of the Department of the Environment (DoE), the mission of the Resource Recovery Division is to manage the collection, recycling, reduction and disposal of municipal solid waste in an efficient, cost-effective and safe manner, while complying with all Federal, State and local regulatory requirements.
The Resource Recovery Division works to improve our environment by providing recycling and the effective management of trash, yard trim, household hazardous waste and bulky materials. The county is fulfilling its goals of protecting our natural resources while promoting a better quality of life for our community by ensuring cleaner water and air quality.
Curbside Bulky Trash
Residents receiving County-provided services can place two (2) standard bulky items directly NEXT to the trash cart/can for collection. For more information, visit our Clear the Curb page.
Prince George's is expanding its free Curbside Composting program - PGC Composts! By the end of 2023, all residents receiving County-provided trash and recycling services can help protect our environment and keep valuable materials out of our landfill by participating. Learn more at mypgc.us/compost.
Waste Collection Carts
The County will issue one (1) recycling wheeled cart, one (1) trash wheeled cart, and one (1) organics wheeled cart to household residences that receive county-contracted collection services. Learn more about County-issued carts here.
What do I do with my old curbside trash can?
This section does NOT apply to County-issued containers.
Repurpose your old non-county issued trash can by using it as: an extra trash container, labeled with the word "trash"; a recycling container, labeled with "recycle" or a large "X"; or a yard trim container, labeled with "yard trim/compost."
To dispose of your old personally owned container(s), set the container upside down on your trash collection day, with a note clearly and legibly stating “TAKE WITH TRASH.” The trash hauler will collect the old container(s), which will be disposed of as trash.
For questions on County-issued carts, contact PGC311.