Recycling and Compost

Prince George's County collects recycling in the City of Hyattsville. To request a blue recycling bin, find out when your weekly recycling pickup day is, or if you have other questions or concerns about collection services please call their recycling office at (301) 952-7630 or visit their recycling webpage

How to Recycle

Glass, plastic, metal, and paper can all be recycled. (For a more detailed list of acceptable items, click here.) You do not need to separate the materials, and can place them all in the same blue bin. Then put the bin at the curb on your recycling pickup day by 6:30 a.m.

Want More of Your Items to be Reused or Recycled?

There are numerous organizations in the area that will reuse, re-sell, donate, or recycle your things. Many will come pick up the items from your home. Enter the type of item and your zip code into the search engine at the link below for a list of possible organizations.

Back Yard Compost

The City has a supply of  back yard compost bins available to residents free of charge. To request a bin, please contact the Department of Public Works at 301-985-5032. Please note that the City will not pick up your compost. These bins are for residents that wish to make and use their own compost.