Pumpkin Composting Program Is Designed To Reduce Disposal Of Fall Decorations


Prince Georgians enjoy decorating their homes and lawns with fall decorations. However, when the season comes to an end the items often end up in the trash bin. This refuse would normally be transported to the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill. The County has developed a more environmental friendly method of disposal, which in turn will reduce the waste that ends up in the landfill. The annual Pumpkin Composting Program was developed by the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE).

All pumpkins, straw, hay, yard trim, and dried corn will be picked up on Monday, November 7 and the following Monday, November 17. The items will be utilized for composting, an aerobic process of decomposing solid wastes. The end result is Leafgro GOLD, which is a high-quality soil amendment, added to mineral soil before laying sod. Leafgro Gold is packaged and sold in Potomac Farms Outlet and RELS Landscaping Supply stores in Frederick and Silver Spring.Residents need to place their items curbside before 7am on Monday morning. Items do not need to be bagged, but residents insist on bagging the items, they must utilize paper bags. All candles, decorations, and battery-powered lights must be removed, before placing curbside. Items can also be dropped off at the Upper Marlboro and Brandywine recycling centers (see below for address).

Brown Station Road Public Container Pad And Recycling Area
3501 Brown Station Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

Monday-Saturday: 7am-6pm

 Missouri Avenue Solid Waste Acceptance Recycling Center
12701 Missouri Avenue
Brandywine, Maryland 20613

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 6:30am-3pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-6:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am-4pm

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