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Mark Your Calendar Throughout April

Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day!

Earth Month is filled with activities for all ages around the County! Participate in a community cleanup, pick up free mulch, learn how to make crafts out of upcycled items with the Prince George's County Memorial Library System, drop off electronics or household hazardous waste and so much more!

Continue reading for some of the events planned and for ongoing updates visit!

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

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*For events hosted by Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) visit and for events hosted by the Department of Parks and Recreation (PG Parks), visit


**There are various free community shred events being held throughout April. Check with your local municipality, County Council district or visit


Get social with us and tag #PGCEarthDayEveryDay and @pgcsprout (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).


Area C Infill Project Public Meeting Tonight

Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Arrowhead Elementary School
Multipurpose Room 2
300 Sansbury Road Upper Marlboro, MD  20772

The Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill in Upper Marlboro has successfully been serving Prince George’s County since 1968. The County’s Department of the Environment is currently working directly with the Maryland Department of the Environment to optimize portions of the existing Landfill for additional capacity. The Landfill consists of two areas, which are identified as Area A and Area B. Area A reached capacity in 1992 and Area B is expected to reach capacity in 2025.

Area C will be constructed between the Landfill's existing Area A and the existing Area B. This project is not an expansion beyond the existing landfill and this project consists of utilizing existing areas within the currently permitted site. This meeting will provide the public an opportunity to obtain information about the proposed Area C Infill Project application. 

For further information regarding this notice, to schedule an appointment to review the application, or to request an interpreter, please contact Sara Haile at (410) 537-3315 or

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County Executive Angela Alsobrooks issued a proclamation declaring April as Earth Month encouraging Prince Georgians to take voluntary action to keep our communities clean and beautiful and restore and maintain a healthy environment.

Additionally, next week, April 17 - April 22, has been designated as Preserve and Beautify Our Environment week, to protect our environment by conserving energy, using water responsibly, recycling materials, and reducing waste.

Keep reading for the events happening in collaboration with the Office of the County Executive, DoE, the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE) and the Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPWT).

More information can be found at

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Last PGCLitterTRAK Training:

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 6 p.m.


Register for the training workshop here. 

Information submitted through PGCLitterTRAK 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.

Growing Green with Pride

Help beautify our county by joining neighbors in your community for a day of cleaning, weed removal and mulching.

Saturday, April 22, 2023
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Rain or shine!

Registration is required for participation. Register by April 14th, 2023 at

Students may earn service learning hours! For more information, contact Tonya Hairston at

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Último Taller de PGCLitterTRAK:

Martes, 18 de Abril, 2023, 6 p.m.


Regístrese aquí para el taller de capacitación. 

La información enviada a trovés de PGCLitterTRAK, incluidas las bolsas de basura retiradas, los articulos recolectados y los lugares de recogida de basura, ayudará al DoE a cumplir con su tasa de reducción de basura de 170,628 libras por año dentro de la cuenca del río Anacostia.

Creciendo Verde Con Orgullo 

Ayude a embellecer nuestro condado participando junto con los vecinos de su comindad para un día de limpieza, eliminación de malas hierbas y cobertura de mantillo.

Sábado, 22 de Abril
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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¡Los estudiantes pueden acumular horas de servicio! Para más información, comuníquese con Tonya Hairston en

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Beautifiy and Comply While Growing Green with Pride

DPIE will be in communities providing property maintenance standards services to protect the aesthetics, safety and value of our communities, including:

  • Clear fallen branches and debris.
  • Remove old appliances, building materials, furniture, untagged vehicles and vehicle parts.
  • Trim plants, cut the grass and pull weeds before they reach they reach 12 inches tall.
  • Fix and clean deck and patio furniture and recreational equipment for kids.
  • Replace outdated holiday decorations with seasonally appropriate ones.
  • Spruce up and secure vacant property.

Dumpster Drop-Offs
Saturday, April 22

7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

North — The Public Works Salt Dome, 11900 Montgomery Road, Beltsville

South — The Clinton Park & Ride lot, 900 Stuart Lane, Clinton


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Mulch Madness is Back!

Prince George’s County residents can pick up FREE mulch from the County Organics Composting Facility on Saturday, April 22, 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!

Residentes del Condado de Prince George pueden recoger abono GRATIS en la Facilidad de Compostaje de Materiales Orgánicos del condado el sábado 22 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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Rain Check Rebate Contractor Training

April 19, 2023

This free, all-day training will provide landscape professionals with practical hands-on information on Rain Check Rebate practices and processes. Special emphasis is placed on rain gardens, pavement removal, and permeable pavement.

Landscape professionals will learn how to plan, design, construct and maintain Rain Check Rebate practices. After completion of the Day 1 classroom training, participants are eligible to sign up for Day 2, in the field. Professionals who successfully complete both sessions will be added to the County's public list of contractors.

Register today at

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Electronics Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal Day

DoE announces its third Electronics Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal Day on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Bowie Baysox Stadium!

Non-commercial items collected at our Acceptance Sites will be collected during this disposal event. View the list of acceptable items at

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Día de Eliminación de Desechos Domésticos Peligrosos y Reciclaje De Electrónicos

¡El Departamento del Medio Ambiente anuncia su tercer Día de Reciclaje de Electrónicos y de Desecho de Materiales Peligrosos del Hogar el sábado 29 de abril, de 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. en Bowie Baysox Stadium!

Artículos no-comerciales recolectados en nuestros Sitios de Aceptación serán recolectados durante este evento de desecho. Vea la lista de artículos aceptables en

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Share Your Furry "Fotos"

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on April 30th, we want to showcase 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 #AdoptDontShop and #PGCEarthDayEveryDay

Emailed photos must be sent by Friday, April 28, to

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Free Adoptions For Dogs and Cats
Now Through April 30

The Animal Services Facility and Adoption Center (ASFAC) will offer free dog and cat adoptions through April 30, 2023, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization.  Standard adoption processes still apply.

The community is invited to adopt your new best friend at 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Standard adoption processes still apply and there is $10 license fee for residents. Learn more at

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Adopciones Sin Costo Para Perros y Gatos Ahora Hasta el 30 de Abril

El Centro de Adopción y Servicios para Animales del Condado de Prince George ofrecerá adopciones gratis de perros y gatos hasta el 30 de abril de 2023 gracias a una subvención de $50,000 de Best Friends Animal Society, una organización líder en bienestar animal. Se aplica el proceso regular de adopción.

La comunidad está invitada a adoptar a su nuevo mejor amigo en 3750 Brown Station Road en Upper Marlboro de martes a viernes de 10 a.m. a 6 p.m. y sábado 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Se aplicará un proceso de adopción estándar y una tarifa de $10 para todos los residentes. Obtenga más información en

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Happy Earth Day!

This Earth Day, do your part by collecting your food scraps. Composting keeps valuable materials out of our landfills, reduces harmful greenhouse gases, protects our environment, and helps us get closer to our zero waste goals. Learn more at


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!Feliz Día de la Tierra!

Este día de la tierra, haz tu parte recolectando tus restos de comida. El compostaje mantiene un recurso valioso fuera de nuestros vertederos, reduce los gases de efecto invernadero nocivos, protege nuestro medio ambiente y nos ayuda a acercarnos a nuestro objetivo de cero residuos. Obtenga más información en


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Celebre el Mes de la Tierra con Lawrence Williams, héroe local e Eagle Scout, que aprovechó el programa de esténcil para desagües pluviales. Este recuerda que lo que se vierte en el desagüe contamina la bahía de Chesapeake. Obtenga más información en​.