Residential Recycling Program

The Waste Management Division provides curbside recycling collection for over 164,000 county residents and citizens. As a county homeowner, you pay a fee for recycling and other waste management programs through the Solid Waste Charge that appears on your property tax bill. Recycling is your opportunity to keep Prince George's County a clean and healthy place to live. It's easy, saves energy and is good for the environment. By placing your recycling bin and/or cart at the curb once a week on your regularly scheduled collection day, you can help reduce the amount of trash that is disposed of at the landfill. Just follow these tips:

  • All recyclable items are placed in the same container.
  • Recyclables are collected without the need to sort or separate.
  • Equipment at the Materials Recycling Facility sorts the materials
  • A box or any receptacle marked with an “X” or the word “Recycling” may be used as a recycling collection container.
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes will be collected with their contents.

Collections


  • Place recycling container or cart at curb by 6:00 a.m.
  • Place the cart at curbside for collection with the arrow on the lid and the lift bar facing the street.
  • When placing the cart at the curb, nothing should be in front of or immediately beside the cart.
  • Collections begin as early as 6:00 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m.
  • To report a missed collection or register a complaint about your residential recycling collection, please submit a service request via the online CountyClick311 Citizens Service Request System or dial 3-1-1.
  • All material collected is transported and sorted at the Materials Recycling Facility.

Holidays/Inclement Weather


HOLIDAY



HOLIDAY OBSERVED



COLLECTION SCHEDULE



COLLECTIONS RESUME



Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2016



No trash/recycling collections
No yard trim/waste collections 
No bulky trash collections

Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 3
Monday, June 6
Tuesday, May 31

Independence Day



Monday, July 4, 2016



No trash/recycling collections
No yard trim/waste collections 
No bulky trash collections 

Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, July 8
Monday, July 11
Tuesday, July 5
 

Labor Day



Monday, September 5, 2016



No trash/recycling collections
No yard trim/waste collections 
No bulky trash collections
 

Tuesday, Sept. 6 – Friday, Sept. 9
Monday, September 12
Tuesday, September 6
 

Columbus Day



Monday, October 10, 2016



No trash/recycling collections
No yard trim/waste collections
No bulky trash collections

Tuesday, October 11 – Friday, October 14
Monday, October 17
Tuesday, October 11
 

Veterans Day



Friday, November 11, 2016



Trash/recycling collections
Yard trim/waste collections 
No bulky trash collections
 

Regular collection service remains in effect
Regular collection service remains in effect
Monday, November 14
 

Thanksgiving Holiday



Thursday, November 24, 2016
 
 
 

No trash/recycling collections
No yard trim/waste collections 
No bulky trash collections
 

Friday, November 25
Monday, November 28
Friday, November 25 

County Thanksgiving Holiday



Friday, November 25, 2016



Trash/recycling collections
No yard trim/waste collections 
No bulky trash collections
 

Regular collection service remains in effect
Monday, November 28
Monday, November 28
 

Christmas Day



Monday, December 26, 2016



No trash/recycling collections
No yard trim/waste collections 
No bulky trash collections
 

Tuesday, Dec. 27 – Friday, Dec. 30
Monday, January 9, 2016
Tuesday, December 27 

New Year’s Day



Monday, January 2, 2017



No trash/recycling collections
No yard trim/waste collections 
No bulky trash collections
 

Tuesday, January 3 – Friday, January 6
Monday, January 9, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
 

Inclement Weather Policy
 
If once-a-week trash/recycling collection is suspended due to snow or severe weather during the regular Tuesday – Friday pickup schedule, your collection will slide by one day. For example, if your regular collection day is Tuesday and is suspended due to weather conditions, your collection will occur on Wednesday, Wednesday’s collection will occur on Thursday, Thursday’s collection will occur on Friday and Friday’s collection will occur on Saturday.  There will be no Sunday collection.  Residents are reminded to please leave your cans at the curb until the collection occurs.

Yard trim/waste collections suspended due to snow or severe weather on its regular collection day of Monday will move to the next week on Monday.

Bulky trash collections missed due to severe weather will be collected within 48 hours. 

For collection status updates: 
  • Check the Prince George’s County at mypgc.us and the Department of the Environment website at environment.mypgc.us for updated information regarding waste collection services.  Announcements will be posted on the main pages of each site.
  • Check our Facebook or Twitter accounts for updates.
  • Sign up for email or text message updates about holiday and weather-related collection status.
  • Call Prince George’s CountyClick at 3-1-1  (out-of-County: 301-883-4748


Collection for Senior Citizens & the Disabled


The county provides on premise collection of recyclables for senior citizens over 65 years of age and for disabled persons. To qualify, no one living in the home can be under 65 years of age or be physically able to carry the collection containers to the curb. To make arrangements for on premise collection, call 301-952-7630.