Upcoming Dates:

09/07/2022 (All day)
09/14/2022 (All day)
09/21/2022 (All day)
Event Type:
Other DPW Collections

YARD DEBRIS. Yard Waste pickups are intended for normal lawn and garden debris such as leaves, brush, grass clippings, twigs, pruning and small branches.Yard debris needs to be in a paper bag or loose in a reusable container. No plastic bags will be accepted! Branches and brush need to be less than 4' in length and 3 inches in diameter and tied and/or bundled.  Bundles cannot exceed 2’ in diameter. Please have your yard debris out to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection.  For additional information please see our Yard Debris page.


RESIDENTIAL SPECIAL PICKUPS.  Residential Special Pickup Collection (Bulky Item pickup) is intended for the unusually large accumulation of household items that cannot be picked up in the normal twice a week refuse collection. Special bulky item pickups are available to single-or two-family dwelling units.  Residential Special Pickups have fees and more information about Residential special pickups for household items including fees can be found on our Bulky Items page. 


Scheduling: Requests for both bulky item pickups and yard debris pickups must be made by the end of the day MONDAY. To contact us by phone call: 301-725-0088 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (TTY/Text users call via Maryland Relay). After hour callers may leave a message on our automated voice mail system. For your convenience you can also schedule a special pickup or yard debris collection 24/7 by e-mailing Public Works at [email protected].

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The Department of Public Works provides refuse and recycling collection, city infrastructure management and maintenance, snow and ice removal, and quick and effective responses to inclement weather damage.