Yard Trim Collection

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Weekly curbside collection of yard trim is available year round on Mondays only, EXCEPT on certain holidays (see holiday collection schedule at bottom of page) to residents that receive County-contracted trash and recycling collection. 

Yard trim includes grass clippings, leaves, small branches, brush, and Christmas trees (December through January).

Food scraps are also collected with yard trim, but food-related items must be placed in the County-issued 32-gallon "organics" wheeled cart. For more information about yard trim collection, contact PGC311.

Please note
, that effective January 1, 2014, residential curbside yard trim collection is no longer accepted in plastic bags. Residents should place their yard trim loose in a collection can or use large yard paper bags, a trash can marked "Yard Trim" or "Yard Waste" or in the County-issued 32-gallon "organics" wheeled cart. 

Disposal of Yard Trim


If you receive County-provided curbside collection services, yard trim must be placed at the curb for pickup by 6 a.m. on Mondays. Yard trim can also be delivered and dropped off at the Brown Station Road Drop-off Convenience Center, located at 3501 Brown Station Road. Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, which is open Mondays through Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
**Please note, the convenience center does not accept commercial vehicles, box trucks, or trailers.**  

The County also operates the Prince George’s County Organics Composting Facilitylocated at 6550 Maude Savoy Brown Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20772which is open Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  However, this facility is for commercial traffic and is not necessarily conducive to residential vehicular traffic (due to the large truck traffic and heavy equipment). Should residents have a very large volume of yard trim to dispose of and needs to utilize the composting facility, please be aware that there is a minimum tip fee that will be charged. The overall tip fee depends on the total weight of the disposed material. Due to COVID -19 only electronic transactions are accepted.

Residents that have a large amount of yard trim to dispose of on Saturday may utilize the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill, located at 11611 White House Road. Upper Marlboro MD 20774, between 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.as the composting facility is closed on weekends.
**Please note, the landfill does not accept yard trim during the week (Monday through Friday). Tip fees apply.**


Acceptable Containers

Yard trim may be placed in heavy-duty paper bags or heavy-duty trash cans with handles and a secure lid, or the County-issued 32-gallon "Organics" green wheeled cart. Residents may purchase cans must be clearly labeled "Yard Waste" or "Yard Trim" to ensure collection.

**Please note, cardboard boxes are not acceptable containers.**


Items Collected


Limbs, Grass and Leaves 
Limbs collected curbside must not exceed 4 feet in length and 3 inches in diameter and must be securely tied in bundles. Bundles of limbs, bags and/or cans of dry grass and leaves must weigh less than 60 pounds. Wet grass and leaves must weigh less than 25 pounds.

Bamboo
Bamboo is not accepted in curbside collection. Bamboo should be tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet and placed with household trash for collection. 

Once the yard trim/waste is collected, it is taken to the Prince George's County Organics Composting Facility. This county-owned and operated composting facility processes over 50,000 tons of yard trim and organics annually.
 
Yard Trim Collection Holiday Schedule                                        
 
 Holiday Services Resume 
 Memorial Day  The next Monday following the holiday
 Independence Day/4th of July  The next Monday following the holiday
 Labor Day   The next Monday following the holiday
 
For more information regarding yard trim collections, please contact PGC311.


Missed Collections/Complaints

To report a missed yard trim/waste collection, please contact PGC311 after 5:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

To register a yard trim/waste complaint, please contact PGC311 during business hours on Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

**Yard trim/waste collection complaints will not be received after 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.


To report a missed food composting collection, please contact PGC311 after 12:00 p.m. on the day of collection.