Waste & Recycling

A division of the Department of the Environment (DoE), the Resource Recovery Division's mission 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 effectively managing trash, yard trim, household hazardous waste, and bulky materials. By ensuring cleaner water and air quality, the County is fulfilling its goals of protecting our natural resources while promoting a better quality of life for our community.

Upcoming Holiday Waste Collection Schedule

County government offices, except public safety agencies, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, for Memorial Day. 

Yard trim and food scraps will not be collected curbside on Monday, May 27, and will resume on Monday, June 3. Trash and recycling collection will remain on a regular schedule for residents receiving County-provided services.  

Memorial Day
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Public Notice

Effective April 15, 2024, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), Electronics Recycling (E-waste) acceptance sites and other associated lots at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill will be closed until further notice due to construction. 
Standard Bulky Items

Must be taken to the Brown Station Road Convenience Center for proper disposal (3501 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro). 

Items include:

  • Bulky trash from standard household items such as furniture, mattresses, cabinets, doors, and carpet 
  • White goods and appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, washers, dryers, etc.
  • Scrap metal
  • Cooking oil

View List of Acceptable & Unacceptable Items

bulky items temporary drop-off
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HHW and E-Waste

Can be properly disposed of at one of the monthly mobile events held from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the following dates: 

  • April 27 - Bowie Baysox Stadium (4101 Crain Highway, Bowie)
  • May 4 - Surrattsville High School (6101 Garden Drive, Clinton)
  • June 15 - Largo Government Center (9200 Basil Court, Largo)
  • July 27 - Largo Government Center (9200 Basil Court, Largo)
  • August 17 - High Point High School (3601 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville)
  • September 7 - Accokeek Library (15773 Livingston Road, Accokeek)
  • October 5 - Largo Government Center (9200 Basil Court, Largo)

View List of Acceptable Electronics

View List of Acceptable HHW

HHW/E-Waste Mobile Collection Sites
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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

PGC Composts

Prince George's County has expanded its free Curbside Composting program, PGC Composts! Now, all residents receiving County-provided trash and recycling services can participate in this program to help protect the environment and keep valuable materials out of our landfills. 

Residents with County-provided organic collections are advised to line their green-wheeled carts with absorbent material such as yard trim, leaves, paper towels, paper napkins, newspaper, or pizza boxes to help soak up odor and moisture. FAQs and more tips on preparing yard trim and food scraps can be found 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.

Contact Resource Recovery Division


3500 Brown Station Road

Upper Marlboro, MD 20774


Mon - Fri

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sat - Sun