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Ten Year Solid Waste Plan

The State of Maryland requires Prince George’s County to adopt and maintain a comprehensive solid waste management plan that covers at least the succeeding period 10-year period.

The 2020-2029 Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan (TYSWMP) was adopted by the County Council on October 27, 2020, and subsequently approved by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) on January 13, 2021. It identifies the goals for managing the County's solid waste stream, assesses the existing solid waste collection systems (public and private), current and future disposal capacity needs, and the ways in which reuse, recycling, and composting from residential, institutional, and commercial sources are to be implemented.
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Some highlights:

  • Prince George's County waste diversion rate has been almost 60% for the past six (6) fiscal years
  • Legislations on banning Styrofoam, plastic straws, and mandatory recycling for businesses
  • Inclusion of food scraps acceptance at the County’s Organic Composting Facility
  • Expansion of County Office Recycling Program (CORP)
  • Installation of optical sorters to increase value of recovered plastic materials
  • Proposed development of a Resource Recovery Park
  • Innovative development of Area C without expanding the footprint at Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill

To view the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan for 2020-2029, click here.

For more information, please contact Marilyn E. Naumann, Associate Director, Resource Recovery Division at 301-780-6315.