There are four different types of refuse that is collected weekly in Town:

Refuse Type: Day Collected: Collected by:
Residential Trash Monday Burch Trash (contracted)
Bulk Trash Monday Town Public Works Dept.
Yard Waste Monday Town Public Works Dept.
Residential Recycling Thursday Bates Trucking (contracted)


Refuse Containers: While the Town provides recycling containers, residents must provide their own residential trash containers that meet the below criteria:

  • must be made of metal or hard plastic, strong watertight material.
  • must have two lifting handles
  • must have a tightly fitting lid with handle
  • must not exceed thirty-two gallons (32) in size

All refuse containers shall be placed at the curb no sooner than twelve (12) hours prior to the scheduled collection time, and be removed no later than twelve (12) hours after the scheduled collection time. Refuse containers should not to be stored on the front of properties. If you need a recycling container, please contact Town Hall at 301-627-6905. Recycling containers are Town property and CANNOT be used for trash or removed from the Town limits

Bulk Trash: The Town picks up resident’s bulk trash such as mattress, appliances, scrap wood and other items as long as it is under three cubic square yards and under 50 lbs per item.

Yard Waste: Yard waste will be collected by Public Works as long as it meets the below criteria:yard waste

  • Sticks and branches must be bundled in sections 4ft or shorter weighing less than 25lbs.
  • Leaves, grass, and other yard waste may be placed in paper yard waste bags weighing less than 25lbs.



The following items cannot be picked up by the Town at any time: tree stumps, stone or brick, dirt, explosives, dangerous chemicals, biohazards, tires, roofing shingles, cement, treated lumber, propane gas containers, or other refuse generated from construction or remodeling.

Flatbed Truck: The Town offers the use of the Public Works Flatbed Truck at no charge for those Town residents with bulk items too numerous for the regular yard waste or bulk trash pickup. To reserve the flatbed truck print, fill out, sign and submit this form to Town Hall: Flatbed Truck Agreement

Recycling Pick-Up Information: The Town contracts Bates Trucking to pick up Residential Recycling on Thursdays. If you need a recycling container, please contact Town Hall at 301-627-6905. Recycling containers are Town property and CANNOT be used for trash, yard waste, or removed from the Town limits. Below is a list of items that can be collected for recycling:

Electronics Disposal: County residents may drop off unwanted electronics, FREE of charge, at the Brown Station Rd Landfill Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site: 11611 White House Road • Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 Thursday thru Saturday 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. non-commercial vehicles only Unacceptable Items: Software, Stereo Speakers, Boxes, Appliances such as toasters & microwave ovens. Call 311 for more info (or) visit:


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