Special Events & Attractions

Food Scrap Composting Pilot Project

Prince George's County's Food Scrap Composting Pilot Project was implemented in May of 2013 and provides for the composting of food scraps with yard waste. The project currently uses a 3 heap system which will transition to a continuous batch system in the near future. The process is expected to produce a high-quality, high-value soil conditioner. Learn more about the Food Scrap Composting Pilot Project (PDF).

Mulch Madness Giveaway

WMD sponsors a Mulch Madness Giveaway in the spring to provide an opportunity for citizens and residents to receive free mulch. The mulch for this event is derived from the Christmas trees that are collected or dropped off for recycling. The Mulch Madness Giveaway is held in conjunction with Earth Day, and is just one of the many departmental programs. For more information and specific dates for the next Mulch Giveaway, check the local paper, county website, local cable station, or dial 3-1-1.

Tours & Visitor's Center

Do you ever wonder what happens to the yard waste after it is placed at the curb for collection? Residents, citizens, school groups, scout troops, associations and organizations are invited to tour the Prince George's County Yard Waste Composting Facility in Upper Marlboro, free of charge, to learn the science of composting and to see firsthand how compost is produced from yard waste. Through the informational displays, visitors will learn about the composting process at the facility, the many recycling programs offered by the County and backyard composting. To schedule an appointment for a tour, call 888-214-8687 or 301-627-6388, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.