Recycling

Prince George's County collects recycling in the City of Hyattsville. To request a recycling bin or cart, find out when your weekly recycling pickup day is, 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. (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. Recycling should not be placed in plastic trash bags. 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 via the online CountyClick 311 Citizen Service Request System, or dial 3-1-1.

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.
http://search.earth911.com/

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:

  • Batteries
  • Cameras 
  • Cell Phones 
  • Electrical Cords 
  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • Microwaves
  • Toasters & Toaster Ovens
  • Televisions
  • Video Games & Game Consoles 
  • CD players

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, charge. Paint must be in original containers.