Recycling

Prince George's County collects recycling in the City of Hyattsville. To request a recycling bin or cart, find your weekly recycling pickup day, or obtain more information about collection services, please call Prince George's County's Constituent Services Division at 3-1-1 or (301) 883-4748.

How to Recycle

Cardboard, glass, metal, paper, and plastic can all be recycled. (Review a more detailed list of acceptable items) You do not need to separate the materials and can place them all in the same blue bin. 

Recycling should not be placed in plastic trash bags as they clog the sorting machinery. Recycling placed in plastic bags WILL NOT be picked up.

Put your bin curbside on your recycling pickup day by 6 a.m. Nothing should be in front of or immediately beside the cart.

To report a missed collection or register a complaint about your residential recycling collection, please submit a service request by calling 311 or via the 311 online service center.

  1. Public Works

    Main Line
    Phone: (301) 985-5032

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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 Earth 911 search engine for a list of possible organizations.

Community Shred

A few times a year, the City partners with a shredding company to responsibly dispose of paper documents. Items brought for shredding must be free from paper clips, staples, binding, and other non-paper material. Sign up for City notices to be alerted of upcoming Community Shred events.

E-Recycling Days

Twice a year, the City also accepts electronics for recycling free of charge at the Department of Public Works Operations Center, 4633 Arundel Place. This includes:


Answering Machines
Audio/Visual Equipment
Bar Coding Equipment
Cable TV Boxes
Calculators
Cameras
CD ROM Drives
Circuit Boards
Communication Systems
Computer Equipment
Computer Scrap (Copper and Plastic)
Copiers
Desk Top Computers
DVD Players
Fax Machines 

Floppy Drives
Game Boys
GPS Devices
Hard Drives and Memory
Ink/Toner Cartridges
Laboratory Equipment
Laptops
Mainframes and Servers
Microfiche Readers
Microscopes
Modems
MP3 Players
Nintendos
Oscilloscopes
PDAs
Peripherals 

Phones (cell, desk, digital
VOIP, sattelite, and secure)
Play Stations
Plotters
Power Supplies
Printers
Telephone/Systems
Telescopes
Flatscreen Televisions
Test Equipment
Tower Computers
VCR Players
X-Boxes
 
 


Staff will be on site to answer any questions.

Need to recycle your electronics sooner? Prince George's County operates an Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site at the Brown Station Landfill in Upper Marlboro, at 11611 White House Road. For more information, please call the County's Constituent Services Division at 3-1-1 or (301) 883-4748.

Paint Recycling Days

Twice a year, drop off latex paint cans (wet paint) for recycling with Yuck Old Paint at the Department of Public Works Operations Center, 4633 Arundel Place. 

$5/ can. Cash, check, or charge accepted. Paint must be in original containers.