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Waste Management Division


Refuse Collection

Dial 3-1-1 or 301-883-4748

Waste Management Division provides refuse collection service to approximately 158,000 homes in the County. Citizens and residents in the County-contracted collection areas should place their refuse containers at the front curb by 6:00 a.m. on their regularly scheduled collection day. Refuse will be collected between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Collection hours will revert back to a 6:30 a.m. starting time on October 3, 2011.

The contractor will empty containers and return them to your curbside. The homeowner is responsible for storing and cleaning the containers. Neither the County nor the contractor will be responsible for items not intended for collection that are placed next to refuse containers or for the removal of any containers other than regulation containers.

To report a missed trash, yard waste, recycling or bulky collection or to register a complaint about your refuse collection, please submit a service request via the online online CountyClick311 Citizen Service Request System or dial 3-1-1 for assistance.

Refuse Containers

Refuse containers must be either:

  • Permanent-type, standard metal with bottoms intact and no excessive rust;
  • Watertight, heavy-duty plastic containers with handles and tight-fitting lids; or
  • Securely tied, heavy-duty plastic bags.

No single container should exceed 60 pounds. There is no limit to the number of regulation containers that may be used.

Acceptable Materials

  • Garbage: food wastes accumulated in normal household use
  • Trash: some plastics and ashes


Refuse collection services will not be provided on the following holidays:
New Year's Day Memorial Day
Independence Day Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day

Collection will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day except for areas with once-a-week refuse pick-up. For areas with once-a-week refuse pick-up, collection will shift to the next day for the entire holiday collection. For example, if Monday is a holiday, Monday collection will be conducted on Tuesday, Tuesday collection will be conducted on Wednesday, etc.

Collection for Senior Citizens and the Disabled

The County provides back door collection of refuse 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 back door collection, dial 3-1-1.

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Bulky Trash Collection

(301) 883-4748 or dial 3-1-1

Bulky Trash Collection is provided by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (301) 883-4748 or dial 3-1-1, Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Appointments can also be scheduled via the online Bulky Application at Appointments are scheduled for normal County workdays on a first-come, first-served basis.

If the County fails to make the scheduled collection date due to inclement weather or other conditions not the fault of the homeowner, we will reschedule the collection for the next day. If the homeowner fails to place items at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on the scheduled collection day and the items are not picked up, the homeowner will have to reschedule for the next available date.


  • Bulky Trash Collection does not pick up household trash or materials from evictions, foreclosures, unoccupied properties, commercial properties, apartment complexes, home renovations, remodeling projects or clean lot enforcement.The disposal of materials from these sites is the responsibility of the homeowner/landlord, contractor or business owner.
  • Once you have been given an appointment date, there can be no changes/additions to the pickup.
  • Please ensure there is nothing blocking access to the items requiring pickup. Blocked items will not be able to be picked up.

Bulky Trash Online Scheduling Form, Click Below:

Acceptable Materials

Acceptable materials include:

  • Furniture and refrigerators
    (Limit of 5 appliances per pickup; doors must be taped shut)
  • Washing machines and dryers
  • Hot water heaters and lawn mowers
    (Remove the gas tank and drain the oil from lawn mowers)
  • Other large materials/furniture items generated in the household that are not picked up by refuse collection
  • Vehicle Tires (Limit of 4; vehicle tires only, no truck tires)
  • Doors and cabinets (limit of 3 each)
  • Smaller household items (must be placed in bags or boxes; limit any combination of bags and boxes to20; weight limit of 60 pounds per bag or box)
  • Carpet and padding (Limit of carpet and padding is 324 sq. ft. - rolled and tied on ends)

Unacceptable Materials

  • Materials from evictions, foreclosures, unoccupied properties, commercial properties or apartment complexes
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Stumps and logs
  • Skids and pallets
  • Drums, tanks, kegs and barrels (plastic and metal) greater than 55 gallons in size unless the sides are removed and the vessel flattened prior to collection
  • Hazardous and bio-hazardous medical waste
  • Compressed cylinders of any size, shape or condition
  • Asbestos
  • Liquids, including paint, sewage and septic waste
  • Radioactive material
  • Animal carcasses
  • Automobiles or auto parts
  • Chemical and/or petroleum cleanup waste
  • Plastic packing materials and plastic sheeting
  • Soil, rocks, grubbing material and spoil
  • Ash
  • Shingles, roofing materials
  • Fencing/sheds/gazebos
  • Riding lawnmowers
  • Mirrors
  • Windows
  • Glass
  • Wood (unless it is a piece of furniture)
  • Home renovation/remodeling debris
  • Household trash

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Residential Disposal Days

Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill
11611 Whitehouse Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

(301) 952-7621

Hours of Operation
Monday through Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday - Closed

Cars, station wagons, SUVs, XUVs and passenger vans with all the seats in the vehicle are permitted to use the landfill, free of charge, on Monday through Saturday. Use of the landfill also includes access to the Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site and the Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site, both of which are open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. No-charge vehicles must be residential in use, without modifications. Commercial/commercial-looking vehicles do not qualify. Pickup trucks, trailers and cargo vans are also welcome, but these vehicles must pay a $10 minimum charge with a minimum $20 deposit for disposing of 320 pounds or less of waste.

The maximum size of a trailer allowed to dispose of waste at the landfill is 8 feet X 12 feet and the side on any trailer cannot exceed 4 feet. Trailers exceeding any of the dimensions stated above will not be allowed to dump at the landfill. See below for maximum size of trailer with construction and demolition material.

Rules for Disposal Operations

  • Landfill gates open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m.
  • Smoking and use of cell phones on the Disposal Site are prohibited.
  • Upon entering the Scale House Area, please follow the directions of the Weigh Master who will direct you to the numbered disposal site.
  • Do not remove tarps and covers or unlock tailgates until reaching the Disposal Area.
  • Scavenging is prohibited.
  • Proof of residency is required, typically in the form of a driver's license.
  • Waste must be generated from your residence within Prince George's County. If an out-of-county licensed vehicle is used, you must accompany the delivery and provide proof of residency.

Construction and Demolition Material (C&D)
Each house within Prince George's County is only allowed to bring in one pick up load or one trailer load of C & D material per year. The load cannot exceed the sides of the pick up truck. The maximum trailer size is 4 feet X 8 feet and the sides of the trailer cannot exceed 2 feet. Additional loads of C & D material may be disposed of at a Rubble Fill.

Scrap Tires

County residents may dispose of a maximum of 5 scrap tires no larger than 17" in size per year. Disposal of more than 5 tires requires a Tire Hauler's License issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment (1-800-633-6101). We do not accept automobiles/trucks or parts.


Refrigerators, freezers, ice machines, air conditioning units, and all items containing refrigerants must be hand-unloaded in Disposal Site 4. Hand unloading is required to prevent damage to Freon lines and containers. This is a Federal requirement and we ask your cooperation to remain in compliance. All other appliances and metals may be unloaded in the designated area within Disposal Site 4.

Yard Waste

Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, plant clippings and brush. Brush can be accepted at the Brown Station Road Convenience Center in lengths not to exceed five (5) feet and not more than ten (10) inches in diameter.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics

Hazardous waste materials from residential sources and electronics are accepted on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For a list of acceptable items and quantities visit the Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site and/or the Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site. Should you need additional information, you may call the Recycling Section at (301) 883-5045.

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