Fun to do with your kids!
The City of Hyattsville Recycling is picked up through Prince Georges County. Go this site for more information: Prince Georges Recycles!
- Single-Stream Recycling - No sorting! Put all recyclables into toter.
Check out this great listing of where to recycle on the Riverdale Park Wiki!General
- Earth911 - local listings of where you can recycle anything under the sun.
- You don't need to remove labels from cans and bottles, but you do need to remove plastic caps (and throw them away).
- Your recyclables don't need to be spotless - just not moldy or full of food. Save water - don't rinse 'til clean.
- ALL PLASTICS!!! 1 THROUGH 7 now acceptable!
- Beverage containers
- Bleach bottles
- Coat Hangers, metal & plastic
- Detergent bottles
- Drinking cups (even those red plastic cups)/glasses
- Flower Pots
- Milk & water jugs
- Margarine, butter tubs, yogurt containers
- Narrow neck bottles & containers, other than for motor oils
- Plastic bags, dry cleaning bags & shrink/stretch wrap (PLEASE stuff into a plastic bag first..not loose)
- Prescription bottles
- NO BUBBLE WRAP or PLASTIC UTENSILS
- NO "Clam Shell" food containers (like you get at the salad bar, for example)
- Beverage & Food glass containers, any color
- Jars, any color
- NO LIGHTBULBS, BROKEN GLASS, DISHES, WINDOWPANES OR MIRRORS
- Most containers, such as tins and cans, and aluminum foil.
- Aluminum pie pans, plates & trays
- Aerosol Cans
- Aluminum, steel & bi-metal drink, food & soda cans
Prince George’s County collects “yellow bin” recyclables from single-family homes on Thursday or Friday; whichever of those days is your regular solid waste collection day. For questions on recycling, call Prince George’s County at 301-952-7630.
- Q. What happens to the material that is sorted and is not recyclable.
- A. Material that is not recyclable that is sorted at the facility goes to the County Landfill.
- Q. Financial - What are the costs per pound of recycling vs. trash?
- A. Cost differs per material, but on average, the costs are about $40/ton for recycling and $49/ton for trash. Due to the processes involved in operating sanitary landfills, landfilling is normally a more expensive process than recycling.
- Q. Education for children - Do you have coloring books or other kinds of outreach to schools that can be used?
- A. We have general recycling and Department of Environmental Resources material that is geared to children however the bulk of our promotional material will be available in the fall. We are designing a rotating library exhibit for children