Public Area Maintenance & Snow Removal

The Department of Public Works is responsible for general maintenance of the town’s public areas.¬†Additionally, during inclement weather, the DPW handles snow removal within the town.

Contact the Public Works Department

Call 301-699-8806 or email

Public Works Department truck

Residential Trash Pick-up

Residential trash pickup is contracted to Bates Refuse Removal.

  • Monday-Yard Waste
  • Tuesday and Friday- Trash collection
  • Wednesday-Bulk Trash (Must call Bates directly on Tuesday to schedule for a Wednesday pickup)
  • Friday-Recycling


Bulk Trash Pick-up

Bulk Trash Pick-up must be scheduled by phone.
Call Bates Refuse Removal at 301-773-2069 to schedule a bulk trash pick-up.

Trash Truck 


Yard Waste Collection

Bates Trucking collects yard waste on Mondays.

What is considered yard waste?

Most organic materials found in yards is considered yard waste, including:

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Tree limbs
  • Brush
  • Live holiday trees
  • Prunings from trees and bushes
  • …And more

How to Prepare Yard Waste

  1. Place yard waste in biodegradable brown paper bags or bundle it with biodegradable twine in easy-to-handle bundles.
    • Bundles may be no longer than 5 feet in length.
    • Bundles may not weigh more than 30 pounds each.
    • Bundles may not exceed 6 inches in diameter.
  2. Once prepared, yard waste must be placed at the curb on scheduled pick up day before 6:30 am.
  3. An unlimited number of bags or bundles may be placed at the curb.



Call Bates Refuse Removal at 301-773-2069