Department of the Environment (DoE)

inclement weather updates

In the event of inclement weather, residents are advised that bulky trash, once-a-week trash, and recycling collections may be delayed or suspended due to road or weather-related conditions.  If collection services are postponed, every effort will be made to pick-up the missed collections on the following day after that day’s regular collections.  Residents are reminded to leave their collection containers at the curbside and that pickups can occur from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Bulky trash collections suspended due to severe weather will be collected within seven (7) days.  Residents will be contacted with a new collection date within that timeframe.

In all cases, residents are reminded to adhere to their current HOA or civic association rules and regulations regarding trash and recycling placed in public areas. 

COLLECTION TIPS DURING HIGH WINDS

Consider these tips to reduce wind-blown trash and recycling

  • Residents should secure their recycling and trash bins and wheeled carts to prevent litter and possible damage to the containers.
  • Place lighter materials at the bottom of your wheeled cart and heavier items on top to prevent the lighter items from blowing out.
  • If your wheeled cart is only half-full, consider waiting until your next collection to place it at the curb.
  • Place a heavy object on top of the lid to keep items from blowing out.
  • Turn your container parallel to the curb with the wind directed at the back of the bin.
  • Bag all your trash before placing it in the wheeled container. This is especially important for small, lightweight items.
  • Compact the trash – if you have loose items, place bagged trash on top of them to prevent them from blowing out of the cart.
  • Be sure your lid can close. Trash and recycling items are more susceptible to blowing out of the cart when the lid is not completely shut.
  • Bring your cart in as soon as possible after collection to reduce the risk of your cart blowing down the street.
  • If you are home, keep an eye on neighborhood carts. Secure them if it looks like the cart or items from it are blowing away.
  • Once collections are completed, check around your area to see if any materials may have inadvertently been left behind and toss in the appropriate waste receptacle for the next collection cycle.

CURBSIDE BULKY TRASH UPDATE

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Curbside Collection

The Department of the Environment (DoE) will continue to provide trash, recycling, and yard trim collection services on schedule.

Latex paint is NOT hazardous and should NOT be delivered to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) site. Instead, residents should:

  1. Donate leftover latex paint to relatives, friends or neighbors who might need the paint for a project
  2. Allow leftover latex paint to dry and place it in the regular household trash bag for trash disposal.
  3. Use kitty litter or quick paint drying agents that many of the paint stores sell in packets (it is very inexpensive). Once the paint dries, place dried paint can(s) in the regular trash bag for regular trash disposal.

**All trash must be tied and bagged securely.**

Organics Composting Facility

Closed to the public for all services and is open to Commercial/Business customers only

Residents who have County-provided yard trim curbside collections should continue to place their yard trim at the curb by 6 a.m. on Mondays for regular collections. Residents who do not have curbside collection, may drop-off yard trim at the County’s Convenience Drop-off Centers during regular hours of operation.

Convenience Centers

Residents who do not have County-contracted Residential Curbside Collection should use the Residential Convenience Drop-Off Centers for disposal of regular household bagged trash and recyclables. Only residents who DO NOT have curbside pickup service should utilize the convenience centers. Residents who have curbside pick-up should continue to use the curbside service.  

**All Trash Must Be Tied and Bagged Securely**

Bulky Trash

Curbside bulky trash collection resumes August 3. Appointments may be scheduled by visiting bulkytrash.princegeorgescountymd.gov or by contacting 311.

Full residential and commercial operations have resumed at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill.

Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill

Open to residential and commercial/business customers.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Electronic Acceptance Sites


Acceptance sites open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only.


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Beautification Survey

Thank you for participating in the Prince George’s County annual Beautification Survey.  The survey has now CLOSED.  Stay tuned for updates regarding the County’s Beautification Campaign and how you can help keep the County clean and beautiful.

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Prince George’s County Beautification Initiative

On January 6th, Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks launched the next phase of the Beautification Initiative based on feedback from residents. We want every Prince Georgian to be "Part of It, Proud of It, and to Keep Our County Clean and Beautiful." Learn more about our efforts last year and the next phase of our campaign by visiting: www.pgcproud.com.

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