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. 

Get More Information

  • Check the Prince George’s County website and the Department of the Environment website 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). In the event of inclement weather, all bulky, regular trash, recycling and yard waste collections may be cancelled or delayed due to road or weather-related conditions. If collection services are postponed, every effort will be made to schedule pick-ups on the next regularly scheduled day. Residents are reminded that collection pickups can occur from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Other Services

In addition, all services located at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill in Upper Marlboro may also experience suspension in services due to severe weather, including:

  • Brown Station Road Public Container Pad and Recycling Area
  • Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site
  • Household Hazardous Acceptance Site
  • Missouri Avenue Solid Waste Acceptance and Recycling Center in Brandywine
  • Prince George's County Yard Waste Composting Facility
  • Scrap Tire and Appliance Disposal Sites