Yard Waste Collection

Yard Waste Curbside Collection Information

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  • Yard waste is collected once weekly on Wednesdays.
  • Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves and branches.
  • Yard waste cannot be included with your regular household trash. Yard waste is not allowed in Maryland landfills.

Preparing Yard Waste for Collection

  • Place items for collection at the curb prior to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the yard waste collection day, but not prior to 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Yard waste should be put out in one of the following ways:
    • Loose within a container weighing no more than 50 lbs. (Do not use blue recycling carts or bins for yard waste.)
    • Bagged in PAPER bags (Large yard waste paper bagsyard waste thumbnail_thumb.jpg are available from BJ's, Giant, Home Depot, Lowes, Safeway, Target, Walmart, and other local stores. Plastic bags may not be used for yard waste.)
    • Branches up to 3 inches in diameter and 4 feet long must be tied in bundles; bundles must weigh no more than 50 lbs each.

Acceptable Items

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Small limbs/branches
  • Christmas trees (January only). Trees must be placed at the curb and be free of decorations and lights.

Prohibited Items

  • Apples
  • Bamboo
  • Dirt
  • Landscape timbers
  • Lumber
  • Mulch
  • Pumpkins
  • Rocks
  • Sod
  • Logs
  • Stumps

Prince George's County Yard Waste Drop-off Options

If any resident wishes to deliver yard waste to drop-off locations, the County offers the following options:

Prince George’s County Composting Facility

6550 Maude Savoy Brown Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 

Accepts yard waste Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$10 minimum (up to 400 lbs.)

Prince George's County Convenience Drop-Off Center

3501 Brown Station Road
Upper Marlboro, MD

Accepts trash, recycling, and yard waste Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
No charge for cars, vans and SUVs
- Yard waste in brown paper bags
- Small branches and tree limbs, bundled up to 4 ft. in length and 4 inches in diameter
- N
o stumps or logs, no plastic bags