The City of Hyattsville offers residential compost pick up on Mondays (except for holidays). Compost can be left curbside in an appropriate container along with bagged yard waste. See guidelines below for details. This program is limited to residences in the incorporated City limits and does not include commercial or multi-family properties.
Kitchen food scraps and yard waste can all be composted! Compost can be placed in any sturdy container, though it is recommended that the bins have a secure lid to prevent animals from accessing the materials. Yard waste like grass clippings, leaves, and other plant material should be bagged in paper yard waste bags. Compost pails and biodegradable compost bags are available from a variety of local grocery stores and online retailers.
fruits and vegetables
coffee grounds and filters
soiled paper napkins
soiled pizza boxes
tea bags and loose tea leaves
egg and seafood shells
Do NOT Compost:
Where Does My Compost End Up?
The City of Hyattsville collects and delivers compost to the Prince George's County Organics Composting Facility, located at 6500 Old Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. The facility uses the material to produce Leafgro Gold, a nutrient rich solution used for planting and gardening. To learn more about the Facility and its process, click here.
Please contact the Department of Public Works at (301) 985-5032.