Residential Collection

Household refuse (food wastes accumulated in normal household use) is collected by the Department of Public Works twice each week. Collections are made from alleys, backyard set-out, or at curbside. The method of collection is dependent upon an individual’s need and circumstances.

Be sure to use 20/32-gallon sturdy containers with handles and tight fitting lids. The contents of the container may not exceed 80 pounds. Household refuse containers must be set out to the curb before 7:00 a.m. the morning of the collection and must be returned to their storage place by 7:30 p.m. the evening of the pickup. To determine which day is designated for your trash pickup, please access the Refuse Route Map.

As taxpayers, Household refuse (food wastes accumulated in normal household use) is collected by the Department of Public Works twice each week.  Collections are made from alleys, backyard set-out, or at curbside. The method of collection is dependent upon an individual’s need and circumstances. Be sure to use 20/32-gallon sturdy containers with handles and tight fitting lids. The contents of the container may not exceed 80 pounds. Household refuse containers must be set out to the curb before 7:00 a.m. the morning of the collection and must be returned to their storage place by 7:30 p.m. the evening of the pickup. To determine which day is designated for your trash pickup, please access the Refuse Route Map to the right. Apartment customers are entitled to the same level of refuse collection provided to each residential customer in the City. That is, two pickups per week with a volume of less than 55 gallons per pickup. Volumes of refuse or frequency of pickup exceeding these limits are subject to a fee based on a schedule established by the Mayor and City Council.

Holidays

The City's refuse collection crews do not normally work on holidays. You can access our calendar for our refuse collection and holiday schedules.

Burning Trash and Leaves

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The burning of trash and leaves is prohibited by law. Please call us to arrange for the proper disposal of such items.

Questions or Comments

If you need any additional information or have any questions or comments, please call us at 301-725-0088 or you may e-mail us at dpw@laurel.md.us.

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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.