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Keep Prince George’s County Beautiful

Keep Prince George's County Beautiful (KPGCB) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), corporation that partners with the Department of the Environment's Resource Recovery Division to create cleaner, greener, litter-free communities. The organization’s mission is to empower County citizens and residents to take stewardship of their environment by promoting recycling, litter prevention, beautification, and cleanup programs.  

Benefiting from its association with the Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) network of over 700 affiliates and participating organizations and memberships with the Maryland Recycling Network and Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce, KPGCB supports the County through the development and implementation of waste management programs, which include:  

  • Green Team School Program (in partnership with Prince George’s County Public Schools)
  • KAB Cigarette Litter Prevention Program
  • KAB Great American Clean-Up
  • County-Wide Growing Green with Pride Initiative
  • Awards Ceremony

Citizens Concerned for a Cleaner County

The Prince George’s County Council created this volunteer-based outreach organization in 1976 under the name of Citizens Concerned for a Cleaner County (CCCC). In 1995, CCCC became an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and is currently a member of KAB’s prestigious President’s Circle. A leader, Keep Prince George’s County Beautiful, was the first to obtain KAB affiliation in Maryland.  KPGCB welcomes your support.  

For more information or how to volunteer, please call (301) 883-5843 or email

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Waste Diversion and Recycling Awards

In honor of America Recycles Day, Keep Prince George’s County Beautiful (KPGCB) and the Department of the Environment (DoE) hosted the annual Waste Diversion and Recycling Awards virtual ceremony on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. This event recognizes Prince George’s County individuals, schools, organizations, businesses, and other entities who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in recycling and waste diversion to advance the mission of KPGCB and DoE. 


Winners of the 2023 Waste Diversion and Recycling Awards

Composting Schools

  • Bond Mill Elementary School
  • Bradbury Heights Elementary School
  • Chesapeake Math and IT (CMIT) Academy North High School
  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Francis Scott Key Elementary School
  • Heather Hills Elementary School
  • Largo High School
  • Laurel Elementary
  • Laurel High School
  • Mattaponi Elementary School
  • Montpelier Elementary School
  • Potomac High School
  • Robert Goddard Montessori Middle School
  • Scotchtown Hills Elementary School
  • William S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center 

2023 Maryland Certified Green Schools

  • Barnaby Manor Elementary School
  • Beacon Heights Elementary School
  • Beltsville Academy
  • Buck Lodge Middle School
  • Calverton Elementary School
  • Central High School
  • Cesar Chavez Elementary School
  • Chesapeake Math & IT Public Charter
  • College Park Academy
  • Cooper Lane Elementary School
  • DuVal High School
  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Frances R. Fuchs School Early Childhood 
  • Francis Scott Key Elementary School
  • Frederick Douglass High School
  • Glenn Dale Elementary School
  • Greenbelt Middle School
  • High Bridge Elementary School
  • Highland Park Elementary School
  • Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School
  • James E. Duckworth Regional
  • James McHenry Elementary School
  • John H. Bayne Elementary School
  • Kenmoor Middle School
  • Kingsford Elementary School
  • Langley Park McCormick Elementary School
  • Longfields Elementary School
  • Nicholas Orem Middle School
  • Oaklands Elementary School
  • Parkdale High School
  • Robert Gray Elementary School
  • Samuel Ogle Middle School
  • Samuel P. Massie Academy
  • Springhill Lake Elementary School
  • Tayac Elementary School
  • Thomas G. Pullen Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) School
  • Thomas Stone Elementary School

America Recycles Day

  • Central High School

Non-Profit Groups/Organizations/Businesses

  • Community Forklift
  • Maryland Sierra Club - Zero Waste Team
  • Alice Ferguson Foundation


  • Martha Ainsworth – Sierra Club


  • Terp to Terp Campus ReUse Store

Commercial Businesses

  • La Union Center Mall
  • Best Way
  • Mega Farmers Market
  • Atlantic Supermarket
  • Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
  • PEPCO Forestville Service Center
  • MOM's Organic Market - Bowie


  • Riderwood Village by Erickson Senior Living
  • Kenilworth Tower Apartments

Nomination Form and Guidelines

Any individual can self-nominate or submit a nomination for a County resident, commercial business, school, or other entity that has demonstrated exceptional achievements in recycling and waste diversion. A nomination form must be submitted on behalf of the nominee, including all relevant and supporting documentation, by midnight on the deadline. Submissions for 2023 nominations closed Tuesday, January 16, 2024. 

Send your completed nomination form and all supporting documentation via email to or by mail to:

  • KPGCB Attn: Helen Register  
    Awards Ceremony  
    9200 Basil Court, Suite 300  
    Largo, MD  20774


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