Prince George’s County is proud to announce a faster and improved curbside bulky trash pickup that will allow residents receiving County-contracted trash and recycling collection services to set out two (2) bulky items or two (2) tightly secured bags with small household items per week NEXT to their trash can on their regular collection days. The best part -- NO APPOINTMENTS ARE NEEDED! Residents who only pay for bulky trash services will continue to schedule through PGC311.
The new service began on February 14, 2022, and is one of the County's Clear the Curb Waste Collection programs designed to help keep Prince George's County clean, healthy, and sustainable. All collection services are provided to residents receiving County-contracted services or who pay a fee for bulky trash removal. These services include regular trash, recycling, food scraps composting (organics), yard trim, and the improved bulky trash collection program.
Some items, such as scrap tires and white goods, including refrigerators, air conditioners, washers, dryers, and other appliances, will still need to be scheduled for pickup through PGC311.
Residents are reminded to adhere to their current HOA or civic association rules and regulations regarding trash and recycling placed in public areas.
Residents residing in a townhome community must place their two (2) standard bulky items or bags at the curb in front of their townhome (or their assigned parking space). Please ensure nothing is blocking the collection point at the curb in front of the townhome assigned parking space. Bulky items should not be placed in common areas. The hauler or County staff will not collect material from a common area or grounds.
County residents are encouraged to consider donating, recycling, or gifting any gently used bulky items that may benefit someone else before placing them at the curb. Whether it’s a gently used couch, table, or appliance, there may be another family that could use that item and keep it out of the County landfill. View some reuse/recycling alternatives here.
NOTE: Effective February 1, 2019, for the health and safety of staff, Prince George's County residents requesting curbside collection of bulky items will be required to completely cover mattresses and box springs in a protective plastic covering. Plastic zippered mattress covers are available at many local retail stores for a nominal fee.
Mattresses and box springs delivered to the Landfill by residents will not be required to be covered in the protective encasement.
To report a missed collection, please contact PGC311.
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- All Bulky Trash items MUST be placed NEXT to the trash cart in order to ensure collection. Items placed in other areas at the curb WILL NOT be collected by the hauler.
- Bulky Trash Collection does not pick up household trash or materials from evictions, foreclosures, unoccupied properties, commercial properties, apartment complexes, home renovations, remodeling projects or clean lot enforcement. The disposal of materials from these sites is the responsibility of the homeowner/landlord, contractor or business owner.
- Please ensure there is nothing blocking access to the items requiring pickup. Blocked items will not be able to be picked up.
- Effective February 1, 2019, for the health and safety of staff, Prince George’s County residents requesting curbside collection of Bulky items will be required to completely cover mattresses and box springs in a protective plastic covering. Mattresses and box springs delivered to the landfill by residents will not be required to be covered in protective encasement.
- Residents in a townhome community must place their one (1) or two (2) standard bulky items or bags at the curb in front of their townhome (or their assigned parking space) for pickup. The hauler will not collect items in a common area or grounds.