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The County’s program accepts additional types of food waste unsuitable for backyard composting. However, residents who currently compost at home are encouraged to continue.
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Collecting compost at the curb will:
Eligible residents who currently receive curbside County trash AND recycling collection services will receive a composting starter kit with a 2-gallon kitchen pail, an exterior 32-gallon wheeled green cart, and educational materials.
Acceptable items include:
Unacceptable items include:
For a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit mypgc.us/compost.
No; cooking grease, fats, and oils are not accepted for composting. These items can be recycled at the County’s Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill, Thursday through Saturday.
Collect food scraps in the pail; empty the kitchen pail into the green cart for collection by 6 a.m. on Monday.
Do NOT place your pail at the curb. For detailed instructions, see the How to Compost Guide at mypgc.us/compost.
All materials are transported to the Prince George’s County Organics Composting Facility for processing. Materials are placed in a bunker composting system where they decompose and are transformed into a nutrient-rich soil amendment marketed and sold in bulk as Leafgro GOLD®.
To report a missed Prince George’s County-provided compost collection, contact PGC311 (out of County: 301-883-4748). If your collection is completed by a municipality or directly between you and a hauling company, or arranged by your homeowners’ association or municipality, contact them directly.