Department of the Environment (DoE)

Welcome to Your Department of the Environment

The Department of the Environment (DoE) works for a healthy, beautiful and sustainable County through programs that provide clean water, flood control, recycling, and waste management, litter prevention, animal services and pet adoption in partnership with residents and other stakeholders.

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For more information on available programs and services, visit our Animal Services page by clicking here.



We celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15th! View our presentation, full of information on Recycling Right, our Materials Recycling Facility, taking the pledge, and more by clicking the image below. 

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FEMA to Revise Base Flood Elevations and Add Floodway
Affects Area of Patuxent River from approximately 3,870 feet upstream of Brock Bridge Drive to just upstream of Fort Meade Road

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a notice for a pending Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) which reflects revised elevations for the flood event having a 1-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year (base flood).  The proposed revisions include the addition of a Floodway, modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFE), updates to Zone AE, and Zone X(shaded) in the Patuxent River. This LOMR, in conjunction with effective flood hazard information which is unaffected by the subject map change, is the basis for the floodplain management measures which the County is required to either adopt or show evidence of being in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).    

Before this LOMR becomes effective for floodplain management purposes, FEMA must provide persons an opportunity to appeal the proposed information.  Any interested party may request that FEMA reconsider this LOMR within 90-days of the November 09, 2020, public notice which appeared in the Washington Times newspaper.  For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, please visit FEMA’s website at

Click here for a complete listing of affected communities in Prince George's County. 

Check out the latest issue of the DoE Green Scene Newsletter!

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

Curbside Collection

Residents must place containers curbside by 6 a.m. on the day of collection. Collections begin as early as 6 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m.


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

Latex paint is NOT hazardous and should NOT be delivered to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) site. Learn how to dispose of properly by clicking here. 


** Plastic bags are NOT accepted. Place recyclables loose and un-bagged in your recycling cart or bin. **

The County provides single-stream recycling, which means items should be placed in the same container, without the need to sort or separate.

Overflow of recyclables can be placed on any receptacle or cardboard box marked with an X or the word “Recycling." Cardboard boxes will be collected with contents.


Residents who have County-provided 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, free of charge.

Convenience Centers

Residents who do not have County-provided curbside collection should use the Residential Convenience Drop-Off Centers for disposal of regular household bagged trash and un-bagged recyclables. 

Bulky Trash

Curbside bulky trash collections have resumed. Appointments may be scheduled by visiting or by contacting 311.

**Bulky items should be placed at the curb no earlier than the night before your scheduled appointment date or by 6 a.m. the morning of your appointment date.** 

Organics Composting Facility

Open to residential and commercial/business customers.

Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill

Open to residential and commercial/business customers.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Electronic Recycling Acceptance Sites

Acceptance sites open.


Prince George’s County Beautification Initiative

On January 6th, 2020, 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:

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Litter Reduction

Pets & Adoption

Clean Water

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