Public Works

A Bridging Community

Public Area Maintenance and 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


Public Works 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.

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Yard Waste Collection

Bates Trucking collects yard waste on Mondays.

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
  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.

PGC Residential Recycling Program

  • The Resource Recovery Division provides curbside recycling collection for over 175,000 County residents and citizens. As a county homeowner, you pay a fee for recycling and other waste management programs through the Sold Waste Charge that appears on your property tax bill. Recycling is your opportunity to keep Prince George’s County a clean and healthy place to live. It’s easy, saves energy and is good for the environment. By placing your recycling bin and/or cart at the curb once a week on your regularly scheduled collection day, you can help reduce the amount of trash that is disposed of at the landfill. For more information, click here.


Call Bates Refuse Removal at 301-773-2069.

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