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Celebrate Earth Day Every Day for Earth Month during April!

Every year, your Department of the Environment (DoE) celebrates "Earth Day Every Day" throughout the month, in celebration of Earth Day on April 22! 

Continue reading for some ways that we're highlighting programs that care for our pets; provide rebates for managing water on your property; divert waste from the landfill; address climate change; increase tree cover and so much more!

Get social with us by using #PGCEarthDayEveryDay and visit our website for ongoing updates at!


Earth Month Calendar

Check out all these events happening in honor of Earth Day! Please follow safe COVID guidelines for in-person events. Space is limited, so be sure to register today!

View or download a full-size copy of the calendar below.

DoE EM Calendar2022

Share your Furry Family "Fotos"

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, we want to showcase all the furry, feathery, and scaly pets that have been rescued from a shelter to promote the importance of adopting.

Throughout the month of April, post a cute or funny picture of your four or two-legged family member, with the hashtags #PGCEarthDayEveryDay AND #AdoptDontShop.

Emailed photos must be sent by Wednesday, April 27 to

All photos will be posted on April 29 in celebration of Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on April 30!

DoE Furry Fotos 2022

Weekend Scavenger Hunts Begin April 8

Join DoE every weekend in April, starting 4/8, as we hunt for Earth Day items! Lists will be posted on Friday by 12 pm, and you have until the following Monday to post and earn points for that week. Last post deadline is 12 pm, Monday, May 2.

Find the item(s), take a picture, tag DoE with #PGCEarthDayEveryDay, earn points, and you could win!

Top three winners at the end of the month will earn a reusable goods swag bag with BPA-free plastic bottle, steel straw kit (includes cleaning brush and carry pouch), and other eco-friendly items!

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Only You Can Prevent Container Fires:

Dispose of Batteries Properly

Household batteries including alkaline and rechargeable batteries cannot be thrown into your trash or recycling containers because they can be a fire risk! They also contain acids and toxic metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel, so it's important to dispose of them properly.

Click here or the image below to watch how to properly prepare your batteries for disposal.

To prevent shorting and fires, tape the end terminals of all rechargeable batteries and alkaline batteries 9-volt or larger. Tape your batteries with heavy duty clear tape. Clear tape allows the recycler to determine the battery chemistry for proper sorting.

Alkaline batteries:

  • AAA
  • AA
  • C and D-cell
  • 9-volt
  • Button batteries*

*Button batteries are typically found in cameras and hearing aids.

Rechargeable batteries:

  • Nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
  • Small Sealed Lead (SSLA/Pb)

Rechargeable batteries are typically found in cordless phones, power tools and laptops.

Proper Battery Disposal

Spring 2022 Community Partners’ Virtual Meeting

We invite you to join us for the virtual Community Partners’ Spring Meeting on Wednesday, April 6 at 9 am. DoE will host the meeting, including updates from our sister agencies; the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) and the Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T). Register today at

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Animal Services Foster Orientation

Join the Fosters of Prince George's County Animal Services Facebook Group to see how you can help save an animal's life and register for the next virtual Foster Orientation!

Volunteer foster parents provide short-term care for pets outside of the shelter, which allows their true personalities to shine and help them find their fur-ever home!

The next fostering orientation:

Saturday, April 2 at 10 AM

If you are interested, please reach out to our Adoption Staff at 301-780-7201.

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Rain Check Rebate Webinar for County Homeowners

Did you know the lifetime limit for residential Rain Check Rebates increased to $6,000? Learn about the eligible practices you can install on your property that receive rebates because they help manage runoff. Applicants that have previously completed projects or reached the previous limit, are also invited to attend!

Register for the webinar on Thursday, April 14 at 6 pm at

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Mulch Madness is Back!

We are happy to announce that the Mulch Madness giveaway event is back! Prince George’s County residents can pick up FREE mulch from the County Organics Composting Facility on Saturday, April 23, from 8 am to 1 pm or while supplies last. Mulch for this source reduction event is derived from live holiday trees collected curbside and dropped off throughout January. A skid loader will be available to load mulch directly into pickup trucks (no commercial vehicles). Residents transporting mulch by car will need to bring their containers, shovels, or pitchforks.

For more details, visit

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¡La Locura de Abono está de Regreso!

¡Nos complace en anunciar que el evento de regalo de mantillo Locura de Abonos está de regreso! Residentes del Condado de Prince George pueden recoger abono GRATIS en la Facilidad de Compostaje de Materiales Orgánicos del condado el sábado 23 de abril de 8 am a 1 pm o hasta agotar existencia. El abono para este evento de reducción de residuos proviene de árboles de navidad reales recolectados o desechados durante el mes de enero. Un cargador frontal estará disponible para cargar el abono a su camioneta (no vehículos comerciales). Residentes transportando abono en sus automóviles necesitaran traer sus propios contenedores y palas o horquilla.

Para más detalles, visite

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PGCLitterTRAK App Virtual Trainings

DoE designed the PGCLitterTRAK app to assist County residents, community organizations, and businesses in reporting trash and debris collected during individual and group cleanup events, such as the upcoming Growing Green with Pride event on April 23, 2022. To learn more about the app and how to sign up for user account, visit

Information submitted through PGCLitterTRAK app, including bags of litter removed, items collected and litter pick-up locations, will assist DoE meet their trash reduction rate of 170,628 pounds per year within the Anacostia River Watershed. Data provided will also help DoE develop real-time maps cataloging litter collected throughout the County.

Register for one of the virtual trainings held in April here.

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Growing Green with Pride

Help beautify our County by joining neighbors in your community for a day of cleaning, weed removal and mulching on Saturday, April 23. Students may earn service learning hours!

Registration is required for participation. Please register at by April 15.

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Creciendo Verde con Orgullo

Ayude a embellecer nuestro condado acompañando a vecinos en su comunidad para un día de limpieza, removiendo malezas y agregando mantillo el sábado 23 de abril. ¡Los estudiantes pueden obtener horas de servicio comunitario!

Registración es requerida para participar. Favor registrarse en antes del 15 de abril.

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Join the PGCProud Challenge

supported by PepsiCo

Make a difference during “Preserve and Beautify our Environment” Week from April 18 - April 23, by registering for the Spring 2022 Growing Green with Pride cleanup event being held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, 8 am – 12 pm and by completing one of the challenges for a chance to win $100 - $500 gift cards!

Learn more at

GGWP Spring 2022 - PGCProud Challenge

Únase al Desafío de PGCProud

Respaldado por PepsiCo

¡Haga la diferencia durante la semana de “Preserve y Embellezca nuestro Medio Ambiente” del 18 al 23 de abril, registrándose para el evento de limpieza de primavera, Creciendo Verde con Orgullo 2022, celebrado el sábado 23 de abril 2022, 8am – 12pm, y complete uno de los desafíos para la oportunidad de ganar una tarjeta de regalo de $100 – $500!

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