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13300 Old Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
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What goes in the PGCPS recycling bin?

 Clean Paper

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  • All Paper Types and Colors (NO Glitter or Plastic)         
  • NO Textbooks - Contact the Warehouse
  • NO Tissues, Napkins, or Food Soiled Paper 
  • NO Laminated or Wax Coated Paper
  • Place shredded paper in a paper bag or clear plastic bag.

 Cartons and Cardboard

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  • Empty All Containers                     
  • Flatten Cardboard Boxes
  • NO Food or Food-soiled Paper        
  • NO Straws


 Plastic Containers

        Empty plastic containers with #1, 2, 3, 5, or 7

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  • NO FOOD - Empty All Containers 
  • Plastic Bottles, Cups, Bowls, Jars, Tubs and Trays with #1, 2, 3, 5, or 7
  • Caps and Lids 
  • NO #6 Plastics
  • Remove Paper and Plastic Film Lids


 Metal Containers and Foil

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  • Empty Metal Food Containers and Lids
  • NO Food
  • Clean Aluminum Foil
  • Clean Aluminum Pans


 Glass Bottles & Jars


  • Empty Glass Bottles and Jars (any color) and Lids
  • NO Broken Glass

Do Not Place These Items In PGCPS Recycling Bins:

Red X Image.png NO Food or Food Soiled Paper

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Red X Image.png NO Snack Packaging

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NO Chip Bags, Candy and Cookie Wrappers, Granola and Energy Bar Wrappers, Etc.

Red X Image.png NO Plastic Bags or Plastic Film

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DO NOT BAG RECYCLABLES, items should be loose in school recycling dumpsters. Plastic bags harm Recycling Facility machineryRecycle grocery bags at store drop-offs.
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Plastic Bag FAQ's Flyer 

Red X Image.png NO Plastic Straws or Utensils

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Our Recycling Facility does not accept these items. Learn about the County Plastic Straw Ban.


Red X Image.png NO Napkins or Tissues


Red X Image.png NO #6 Plastics

Our recycling facility does not accept #6 plastic, including foam.  Learn about PGC Foam Free and the MD Foam Ban.

Red X Image.png NO Drink or Food Pouches


Red X Image.png NO Sauce or Condiment Packets

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Red X Image.png NO Toner Tubes or Ink Cartridges

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Use pre-paid labels to return for recycling.  Print a poster to display in the collection area.


Red X Image.png NO Paper Cups

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Red X Image.png NO Textbooks, Electronics, Furniture, or Bulky Items

Contact the Warehouse to pick up: textbooks, furniture, electronics and accessories, scrap metal, wooden pallets and bulky items.

Red X Image.png NO Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Product.jpgNO Hazardous materials including broken glass, chemicals, light bulbs, and batteries.

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Questions? Contact us!