Yard Trim/Waste Collection

Effective May 2, 2016, weekly curbside collection of yard trim/waste will be collected year round on MONDAY ONLY!  Yard trim/waste includes grass clippings, leaves, small branches, brush and Christmas trees. Please note, that effective January 1, 2014, residential curbside yard waste/trim collection will no longer be accepted in plastic bags. Residents should place their yard trim/waste loose in a collection can or use large, yard waste paper bags. This change is in direct response to legislation passed by the Prince George's County Council for the purpose of amending the County Recycling Program to meet updated recycling goals. For more information about the new yard trim/waste collection policy:

Acceptable Containers


Yard trim/waste may be placed in heavy-duty paper bags, or heavy-duty trash cans with handles and a secure lid. Cans must be clearly labeled "Yard Waste" or "Yard Trim" to ensure collection. Cardboard boxes are not acceptable containers.

Items Collected


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 and bags of dry grass and leaves must weigh less than 60 pounds. Wet grass and leaves must weigh less than 25 pounds.

Once the yard trim/waste is collected, it is taken to the Prince George's County Yard Waste Composting Facility. This county-owned and operated composting facility processes over 50,000 tons of yard trim/waste annually.

2016 - 2017 Yard Trim Collection Holiday Schedule                                        

  Holiday                           Date Services Suspended                      Services Resume

Memorial Day

                 May 30                                              June 6

Independence Day

 

                 July 4                                                July 11

Labor Day

                Sept. 5                                              Sept. 12

Columbus Day

                 October 10                                      October 17

Christmas Day

                 December 26                                  January 9, 2017 

For more information regarding yard trim collections, please contact CountyClick 3-1-1 or submit a service/issue request online at www.countyclick311.com.


Missed Collections/Complaints


To report a missed collection or register a complaint about your yard waste collection, please utilize the online CountyClick 3-1-1 Citizen Service Request System or dial 3-1-1 for assistance.