Materials Recycling Facility

Curbside Collection

The Department of the Environment (DoE) will continue to provide trash, recycling and yard trim collection services on schedule. **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. **All trash must be tied and bagged securely.**

Bulky Trash

Residential drop-off of bulky items at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill (BSRSL) is closed. Bulky trash pick-up has been suspended and residents are asked to store these materials at home until regular service resumes and the BSRSL resumes full operations.

Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill

Open to Commercial/Business customers only. The BSRSL is closed to residents.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Electronic Acceptance Sites

Acceptance sites are closed. Residents are reminded to store HHW in original or labeled containers separately from other chemicals in a safe place at home away from children and pets.

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1000 Ritchie Road ​Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743
​(301) 324-4760

​Hours of Operation: ​Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

​Commercial vehicles only. No private vehicles allowed​.

​Scheduled Tours: ​​Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

​The Prince George's County Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) opened in October of 1993 and is a 65,000-foot facility. Renovations to convert the MRF into a processing facility for single-stream collection was completed September 2007. Single stream collection, defined as the placement of all recyclable materials into one container/bin for curbside pick-up, is a much more efficient and convenient method of collection for County citizens and residents.

​​​Recyclables no longer need to be separated by the citizens and residents. All materials may now be collected, mixed together and processed at the facility. Watch them!

​​Residents may see their recycling contractors placing all materials in one truck. Paper and commingled recycling will not be separated as in the past. ​​County recycling contractors may utilize compactor trucks to collect the recyclables at curbside and deliver them to the MRF.​

Advantages to Single-Stream System

Advantages converting to a single-stream system include:
  • Technological advances
  • Easy and convenience to county residents and citizens
  • Increased recycling rate
  • Reduced collection cost
  • Increased types of material collected

​The primary functions of the MRF are to remove contaminants, separate paper by grade, segregate ferrous and aluminum containers, divide plastic by resin type and sort glass by color. Once separated, the glass, aluminum, steel plastic and paper are baled or crushed and shipped to end markets. ​


​The MRF is open to the public, including schools, civic and church groups, scout troops and families for scheduled tours. Tours may

​include a recycling presentation. To schedule a tour, please call the MRF at (301) 324-4760.