DoE Sprout: Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Earth Month this April!

Join in the Earth Month celebrations all April long, whether you’re at home or at a safe distance! Every Thursday, we’ll ask a trivia question and answer it Friday, as well as post resources and activities throughout the month on how you can make #PGCearthdayeveryday! Sign up for emails, follow us on social media and visit

Check out the calendar of events and read more about Earth Month below. 

Proud to be Protected

Why should you get vaccinated? Hear some of your fellow Prince Georgians discuss why they are Proud to be Protected from COVID-19. 

Click below to watch the video.

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Are You Unknowingly Contaminating Your Recycling?

If your recyclable still has food on it, it’s not recyclable. Rinse plastic and glass first. Other things not recyclable: Laminated pouches, chip bags, plastic toys, cotton wool, plastic toys, and toothpaste tubes. For more information visit You can help keep your neighborhood and the County clean by putting trash in the right place and recycling. Learn more at

Prince George’s County does not accept any bags in curbside recycling including plastic, compostable, or biodegradable. Compostable bags are only accepted in organic collection programs. Biodegradable bags should be put in the trash.

No type of plastic bags are acceptable in the curbside recycling collection!

Check out grocers and retailers that have plastic film and bag recycling at

¿Está Contaminando su Reciclaje Sin Darse Cuenta?

Si tiene restos de comida, no es reciclable. Primero, enjuague los plásticos y vidrios. Otros objetos no reciclables: fundas plásticas, bolsas de papas fritas, juguetes de plástico, lana de algodón y tubos de dentífrico. Para más información visite Si coloca la basura en el lugar correcto y la recicla, usted puede ayudar a mantener limpios su vecindario y el condado. Obtenga más información en

El condado de Prince George no acepta ningun tipo de bolsa plástica, compostable o biodegradable en la recolección de reciclaje en la acera. Bolsas compostable son solo aceptadas en el programa de recolección de materiales orgánicos. Bolsas biodegradables deben ser colocadas con la basura. 

¡Ningun tipo de bolsa plástica es aceptada en la recolección de reciclaje en la acera!

Vea una lista de supermercados y tiendas que proveen servicios de reciclaje de envoltura y bolsas plásticas en

April is Earth Month

April is Earth Month

Take small steps to keep our planet clean and healthy.

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle, upcycle.
  • Bring your own bags for shopping.
  • Change to LED bulbs.
  • Turn off electronics when not in use.
  • Throw trash and recylables in proper bins.

Abril es el Mes de la Tierra

Abril es el Mes de la Tierra
Keepin it Green 2021

Last year we showed how we were growing green together and now we wanna see how you’re “keepin’ it green”! Put on your favorite green gear and get social with us by posting your picture with the hashtag #PGCEarthDayEveryDay

Follow us on social media or visit our website to see all the ways you can celebrate Earth Month!


Check out all these events happening in honor of Earth Day! Please remember to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines for in-person events. Space is limited, so be sure to register today!

Click below to download a full-size copy of the calendar.

DoE Earth month calendar 2021

Virtual Community Partners’ Meeting

Wednesday, April 7th at 9 AM

The Community Partners’ Meeting is held in collaboration with County staff from the offices of the Department of the Environment (DoE), Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T) and the Department of Permitting, Inspection and Enforcement (DPIE) for citizens and residents of Prince George’s County. All members of the public are invited to join this virtual public meeting.

Join us for the next virtual Community Partners’ Spring Meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To ensure there is time to answer your questions during the meeting, please provide questions in advance by emailing Brittani Garner at by April 5th. There will be a Q & A after presentations. Register today

PGCLitterTRAK Training 

Wednesday, April14th at 6 PM

Before heading out, join us at a special learning session for PGCLitterTRAK. Sign up for the 4/14 training by clicking here or on the image. This easy-to-use smartphone app can be used by businesses, community groups and individual citizens to report their litter collection efforts, amount of trash collected and collection locations. Participants must have a username and password prior to training. To sign up for app access, visit

Curbside Bulky Trash Collection

Items that are too big to fit in your trash bin won’t be hauled away in your regular curbside trash collection. Schedule your curbside bulky trash appointment today by calling 311 or visiting Accepted items and more information can be found at

Recolección de Basura Voluminosa

Los artículos que son muy grandes para caber en su contenedor de basura no serán transportados en la recolección regular de residuos en la acera. Programe su cita para recolección de residuos voluminosos hoy llamando al 311 o visitando Los artículos aceptados y más información se pueden encontrar en