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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CLIMATE ACTION

Prince George’s County is one step closer to creating a Climate Action Plan that will help our communities become more resilient to the increasing impacts of climate change. The draft Climate Action Plan aims to help the County reach its carbon emissions goal of 50% reduction by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. It provides recommendations on how Prince George’s County can invest in green infrastructure and programs, such as renewable energy, smart growth communities, low-carbon transportation, and resilient water systems. 

The draft Climate Action Plan has been released for public comment until Wednesday, December 1. To view the plan and submit comments, visit mypgc.us/climateactionplan.


Residents, organizations, businesses, and County-based entities can submit responses to the plan that can help create climate change resilient communities throughout Prince George's County. Join us at one of these meetings to have your voice heard!

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Click the icons to view some of our most common services:


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Litter Reduction

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Pets & Adoption

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Clean Water

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Volunteer Sign Up

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Virtual Winter Community Partners' Meeting on December 9th

The Winter 2021 Community Partners' Meeting will be virtual via Zoom on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 9 a.m. The meeting will include presentations from the Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T), the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE), and the Department of the Environment (DoE).

Register for the meeting at ow.ly/kSe650Gr4iB.

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ICYMI:  View the Fall Community Partners' Meeting Presentation from September 2021 

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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.

TRASH

**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. 

RECYCLING

** 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.

YARD TRIM 

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 bulkytrash.princegeorgescountymd.gov 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.

**Effective October 1, 2021 the tipping fee is $70 per ton.**

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Electronic Recycling Acceptance Sites


Acceptance sites only open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

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