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Refuse & Recycling
Refuse (garbage) is collected twice weekly within the city limits as per the refuse and recycling schedule.

Refuse includes :
  • Desks - wood
  • Furniture (regardless of size)
  • Household trash and garbage
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Paint cans (empty or dried out paint only)
  • Rugs and carpets (cut into 4 feet lengths, tied or taped in rolls)
  • Sliding glass doors w/glass
  • Windows
  • Wood tables
  • Firewood 
  • Chain link fence, chicken wire
  • Scrap wood and branches larger than 3 inches in diameter (must be no longer that 4 feet and be tied securely or placed in boxes or cans)

The following items are not permitted and will not be picked up with regular trash:
  • Bags and containers over 50 lbs.
  • Car parts
  • Commercial products
  • Concrete & bricks
  • Dirt
  • Hazardous waste
  • Liquid paint
  • Mulch
  • Rocks
  • Sod
  • Stumps larger than 6 inches in diameter
  • Tires (requires a special pick-up)

To dispose of the items above that the City does not take, you may call Prince George's County Brown Station Landfill at 301-952-7630 for information on how to dispose of these items at their facility. 

All refuse should be placed in containers and/or bagged or boxed. Refuse must be placed at the curb for collection no later than 7 a.m. the morning of collection but no earlier than 5 p.m. the evening prior to collection.

The city collects recycling at curbside once weekly. Glass, metal, plastics, and paper go in blue recycling bins or carts and are picked up on your scheduled day. All recycling must be at the curb by 7 a.m. View a list of items that can be recycled.

Solid Waste Division
16500 Annapolis Rd.
Bowie, MD 20715

Ph: 301-809-2344
(Inquiries, special pickups)

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Street Sweeping
Sweeping of city streets is underway.Each neighborhood will be visited every 7 weeks between now and November. When sweeping is scheduled for your neighborhood, please refrain from parking on the streets between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Street Sweeping Schedule
Hydrant Flushing Runs from April 6th to May 5th
The City of Bowie Public Works Department will be doing its annual fire hydrant flushing and testing program in areas served by City water. Hydrant Flushing Schedule
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