Released on March 23, 2023 - 11:39am

It's that time of year again!  Mayor Moe and the City of Laurel are happy to bring you our annual Spring Clean-Up Events!  During the month of April and May the Department of Public Works will be holding various events and specials to help our residents clean up their homes and gardens! If you have questions about the events below or other Department of Public Works services, please call at 301-725-0088 or email [email protected].

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!  But residents must still call, email or submit 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

Multiple Home Owner's Associations (HOAs) in the City of Laurel will have community Dumpsters available for residents to dispose of their bulky items on select Saturdays in April and May from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  Each Home Owner's Association will contact their members with information on the specific date and items allowed. To find out if your HOA is participating and what Saturday a dumpster will be present in your neighborhood you can reach out to your HOA directly or call/email the Department of Public Works. 

If your community is interested in requesting a dumpster for the 2024 spring clean-up event or future clean-up events please have your HOA representatives reach out to the Department of Public Works at 301-725-0088 or send an email to [email protected] for more information!

Electronics Recycling, Paper Shredding, GreenDrop, and Styrofoam Recycling

As part of the City of Laurel’s on-going commitment to reduce landfill waste and promote reuse, repurpose, and recycle, Mayor Moe and Public Works is happy to bring back our April Recycling Event.  Gather up your old, important papers, old electronics, and lightly used home goods and come down to Public Works, 305-307 First Street, on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon). 

All vehicles must enter through the First Street entrance like years past.  We are asking residents to please stay in their cars, have their IDs ready, and to place items for shredding and drop off in the trunks of their cars where possible. There may be long lines and long waits to get into the yard, in particular at the event opening (8 am) and again right before closing (noon) so plan accordingly!  Our laborers will remove the items from the trunks of your car for this event. Not all addresses in "Laurel, Maryland" are in the City Limits (North Laurel,  West Laurel, South Laurel, Montpelier, The Russett and Maryland City are all NOT in the City Limits for the City of Laurel) so please verify you live within the City Limits if you plan to attend.

Electronics Recycling

Televisions, stereos, computers, game systems and their accessories can be dropped off free of charge.  If it plays music, video, video games, or an accessory to something that does - it counts!  Things such as microwaves, blenders, toaster ovens, vacuums and other electrical items that may have a digital display or circuitry are not considered electronics for this event; only entertainment/media electronics will be accepted.   Electronics will be recycled by Securis – a recognized local electronics recycling, data destruction and hard drive shredding company.


Paper Shredding

Chesapeake Paper Systems will also be on site with their shredding truck to shred your documents safely.  You can drop your documents off or stand by and watch them get put into the shredder truck!  The shredding truck will accept old X-rays and other film, however it does not get shredded on site.  Please make sure no non-paper items are mixed in with your documents, such as plastic floppy disks.

To allow ample time and opportunity for all residents to access the paper shredding truck, we are limiting paper drop offs to five boxes per trip.  Residents and businesses are welcomed 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. Residents can drop off clothing and small house household appliances for GreenDrop.  A full list of acceptable and unacceptable items can be found on the greendrop website:   Please plan on taking any items Greendrop does not accept back home as Public Works is not accepting drop offs for household items during this event.



Styrofoam drop-off for EPS

The City is excited for the return of our EPS/Styrofoam reycling!  While we all would love to remove all polystyrene from the waste stream – with the recycling alternative – at least we can make something beneficial!  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 please bring a driver's license or mail addressed to your City business.  Not all addresses in "Laurel, Maryland" are in the City Limits so please 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 the events above or other Department of Public Works services, please call at 301-725-0088 or email [email protected].

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