Released on March 24, 2023 - 11:03am


It's that time of year again!  Mayor Craig A. Moe and the City of Laurel are happy to bring you our annual Spring Clean-Up Events for April and May.

Extra Yard Debris Collections on Mondays in May 

During the Month of May, the Department of Public Works will be offering Monday Yard Debris collections in addition to Wednesday yard debris collections.  Yard debris pickups are FREE!  Residents must still call, email or submit an online a request for yard debris pickups. The deadline for our Monday pickup is the Thursday before.  The deadline for our Wednesday pickup is the Monday before.  For more information on how to prepare your yard debris collection, please see our Yard Debris page.

$10 Discount for First 100 Bulk Pickup Requests on April 12th and 26th

The first 100 residents to request a bulk pickup for either our Wednesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 26th pickups will have the base-fee of $10.00 waived.  Extra-charge or billable items (such as sofas, appliances, and electronics) will still have a fee. For more information on what has extra charges and how to properly prepare your pickup, please see our Bulky Item pickup page.

  • We will start accepting requests for April 12th's pickup on Tuesday April 4th
  • We will start accepting requests for April 26th's pickup on Tuesday April 18th

Community Dumpsters

The City of Laurel will be bringing dumpsters to Homeowner Associations that request them. The dumpsters will be available for residents to dispose of their bulky items on select Saturdays in April and May from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  Your HOA will let you know the specific date and items allowed. You can also send an email to [email protected] for the information.

Electronics Recycling, Paper Shredding, GreenDrop, and Styrofoam Recycling

The April Recycling Event is set for Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon).  Gather up your important papers, old electronics, and lightly used home goods and come down to Public Works at 305-307 First Street to donate them. 

All vehicles must enter through the First Street entrance. Stay in your cars, have IDs ready, and place items for shredding and drop off in the vehicle trunks if you can. Our laborers will remove the items from the trunks for you. 

Paper Shredding

Chesapeake Paper Systems will also be on site with their shredding truck to shred your documents safely.  They will accept old X-rays and other film, however it does not get shredded on site.  Remove any non-paper items are such as plastic floppy disks.

We are limiting paper drop offs to five boxes per trip.  Residents and businesses are welcome to make multiple return trips to drop off additional paper for shredding.


GreenDrop for Lightly Used Home Goods

The GreenDrop charity will have a vehicle on site to collect lightly used home goods.  A full list of acceptable and unacceptable items can be found on the GreenDrop website:  GreenDrop  will give you back any items it cannot take. Public Works is not accepting drop offs for household items during this evenStyrofoam drop-off for EPS

The City is excited for the return of our EPS/Styrofoam recycling!  Bring your Styrofoam packaging to the event and EPS Industry Alliance will collect and recycle the products into things such as surfboards, picture frames, construction material, and new packaging.   



Verifying Addresses

Public Works will be verifying that you are a City resident or City business, so bring a driver's license or mail addressed to your City business.  Not all addresses in "Laurel, Maryland" are in the City Limits so verify you live within the City Limits if you plan to attend.  North Laurel, Montpelier, South Laurel, West Laurel, the Russett, and Maryland City are not in the City limits and will be turned away at the gate.

If you have questions about these events or other Department of Public Works services,

please call at 301-725-0088 or email [email protected].




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