News Release, Charles County Public Information Office

The Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division is pleased to announce that curbside collection of yard waste will resume on Wednesday, April 1.

Yard waste collection is available to residences receiving curbside recycling collection services. Yard waste collection occurs from April through December.

To determine your collection schedule please visit and click “my schedule”.  Some areas are subscription-based services. Residents must schedule their pick-up days by clicking on the “Schedule My Yard Waste”.

Acceptable items for curbside yard waste collection include grass, leaves, garden clippings, and brush. Items must be placed in brown paper bags, a reusable container, or bundled for collection. Yard Waste in plastic bags or containers weighing over 50 pounds will not be collected. Branches must be bundled and not greater than four feet in length and no individual branch more than six inches in diameter. All reusable containers must have handles and be clearly marked with an “X” or “Yard Waste”. Yard Waste will not be accepted if placed inside of a Recycling Cart.

Unacceptable items include loose branches and brush, plastic bags, dirt, rocks, sod, trash, and material exceeding the weight and size restrictions.

For more information, call the Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division, 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 866-269-9006.