Recycling

Single Stream Recycling (Fridays)

Do Not Recycle Plastic Bags - Reuse Instead

No plastic bags in recycling - Prince George's County enacted a ban on July 1, 2015. For more on this, read our FAQs on the Plastic Bag Ban (PDF).

Recycle in Carts

All acceptable recycling materials should be placed in Town-provided carts. Please secure with lids to prevent littering and attracting wild animals and birds. Oversized or overflow cardboard may be placed alongside the blue recycling cart at the curb.

Residents must bring carts to the curb for pick up before 7 a.m. unless they have already arranged for side-door or back-door service.

Acceptable Items

Glass

Food and beverage containers

Metals

  • Aluminum foil
  • Aluminum, bimetal, ferrous, and steel food and beverage containers
  • Coat hangers
  • Empty aerosol cans

Mixed Paper / Corrugated Cardboard

  • All paper
  • Aseptic / gable-top milk and juice cartons
  • Catalogs
  • Craft paper bags and wrapping paper
  • Flattened corrugated cardboard (boxes)
  • Frozen food packaging
  • Hard- and soft- covered books
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers with inserts
  • Paper board (cereal and cracker boxes)
  • Telephone books

Plastics

  • Drinking cups / glasses
  • Flower pots
  • Narrow-neck containers with code identification numbers 1 through 7
  • Wide-mouth containers such as peanut butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and whipped topping; margarine / butter tubs
  • Prescription bottles
  • Coat hangers

Remember to rinse all food and beverage containers and to recap or place the lids in the recycling cart / bin.

Unacceptable Items

  • Auto parts
  • Broken glass
  • Dishes
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous materials
  • Light bulbs
  • Medical waste
  • Mirrors
  • Motor oil containers
  • Packing foam and peanuts
  • Plastic utensils
  • Windowpanes

Where Can I Recycle?

Through Earth 911 you can search for local vendors by entering the item to be recycled and your zip code.