Bulk Waste & Special Services

Bulk Waste Pick-Up Service

Hyattsville residents may schedule bulk trash pick-ups from their residences for items that are too large to fit in regular weekly trash collections. Pick-ups occur on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Pickups must be scheduled in advance and are limited to 25 households daily.

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Bulk Trash Pick-Up Guidelines:

  • Households are limited to no more than four items per pickup. For example; one mattress, one box spring, and two chairs.
  • Items must be placed curbside no earlier than 6 p.m. the evening before pickup. Items that are left curbside more than one day prior may result in a fine and/or citation.
  • Each address is allowed four bulk trash pickups per year.

Many items can also be recycled or donated instead of going in the trash! Visit our recycling page for more information.

  1. Public Works

    Main Line | 7 AM - 3:30 PM

Bulk Waste Pop-up Events

The City of Hyattsville hosts quarterly bulk waste pop-up events for residents to dispose of bulk trash items. Residents can bring bulk trash to dumpsters at the Department of Public Works Operations Center, 4633 Arundel Place.

We encourage residents to sign up for City notices to receive notifications for bulk waste pop-up events as they're announced.

Acceptable items include bagged trash, furniture, empty lawn equipment, dry paint cans, and household goods. Construction debris, hazardous waste, and landscaping elements such as gravel, soil, or concrete edging will not be collected. These items must be disposed of properly by the resident or a contractor.

White Goods

Hyattsville residents may schedule white goods appliance pick-up from their residences. White goods include air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, and dishwashers.

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The City encourages residents to donate appliances in working condition to local non-profits or re-use centers. Items that are not in working condition can also be disposed of at the Prince George's County Brown Station Landfill in Upper Malboro at 11611 White House Road.

Hazardous Waste

Motor Oil and Antifreeze

Residents can help protect the environment by collecting used oil and antifreeze and disposing of them at the City's Department of Public Works Operations Center, 4633 Arundel Place. The City has designated tanks for each of the liquids and will dispose of them properly. Please note that oil and antifreeze must be collected separately. Do not add mixed liquids to the tanks.

You must call or email to notify staff in advance of your arrival (phone: 301-985-5032, email: environment@hyattsville.org). The DPW Operations Center is open Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. It is closed to the public at all other times.

Accepted Fluids:                    

Fluids NOT Accepted:

  • Motor Oil
  • Gasoline
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Solvents
  • Kerosene
  • Brake Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Oil Mixtures
  • Hydraulic Oil
  • Refrigeration Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Vegetable Oil


For other locations to dispose your used oil, please consult the Maryland Environmental Service Website.

Bulk Trash & Hazardous Waste Disposal at the Brown Station Landfill

Prince George's County operates a Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site, co-located at the Brown Station Landfill in Upper Marlboro at 11611 White House Road. 

Please note that not all items are accepted every day of the week. For more information and a full list of hazardous materials accepted, please visit the Brown Station Landfill web page.

Acceptable Items:

  • Metal
  • Scrap Tires (commercial)
  • Yard trim (limbs, branches, trees no larger than 8” in diameter, grass, leaves, brush and bushes)
  • Household-sized barbeque grill-style propane tanks
  • Latex Paint
  • Propane Tanks
  • Batteries (including Car batteries, and single use/rechargeable for household items)
  • Holiday string lights
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Medical waste
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Prescription Drugs/Medication Disposal

Unacceptable Items:

  • Animal Carcasses
  • Asbestos
  • Ash
  • Automobiles or related parts
  • Chemical and/or petroleum cleanup waste
  • Compressed cylinders of any size, shape type or condition (Exception - household-sized barbeque grill-style propane tanks)
  • Commercial Construction and demolition debris
  • Drums, tanks, kegs, and barrels (plastic and metal) greater than 55 gallon in size
  • Hazardous and bio hazardous/medical wastes
  • Liquids, including sewage and septic waste
  • Radioactive material
  • Shingles and roofing materials
  • Skids and pallets
  • Soil, rocks, grubbing material, and spoil
  • Stumps and logs