- Trash and Recycling
- Curbside Collections
- Collection Schedules
- Household trash (refuse) is collected twice weekly (except on holiday weeks).
- Place at curbside by 7 a.m. on the morning of collection.
- Place trash in cans with lids or in closed bags. Each can or bag must weigh no more than 50 pounds.
- Household recycling consists of glass, paper, metal cans, plastic containers, cardboard and other materials that are collected at curbside for recycling. (View our list of acceptable items and consider printing it to post on your refrigerator.)
- It is collected once weekly.
- Place at curbside by 7 a.m. on the morning of collection.
- Place acceptable recycling items in blue recycling carts provided by the City (no weight limit) or in containers marked “RECYCLE” (no more than 50 pounds).
- Recyclable items may not be bagged in plastic bags.
- Learn more about residential recycling.
Household Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule
View map of City neighborhoods
|Neighborhood||Trash Pickup Days||Recycling Day|
|Amber Meadows||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Ashleigh and Ashleigh Station||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Belair Greens||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Bowie Commons||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Bowie Forest||Monday and Thursday||Wednesday|
|Bowie Station||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Buckingham||Monday and Thursday||Wednesday|
|Chapel Forge||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Church Road||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Collington Manor||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Collington Station||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Covington||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Covington Condominiums||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Derbyshire||Monday and Thursday||Wednesday|
|Devonshire||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Dixon Crossings||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Enfield Chase||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Ensleigh||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Essington||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Evergreen Estates||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Fairview||Monday and Thursday||Thursday|
|Fletchertown Road||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Forest Drive||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Foxhill||Monday and Thursday||Wednesday|
|Glen Allen||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Glenridge||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Grady's Walk||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Greystone||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Grovehurst||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Heather Hills||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Highbridge Park||Monday and Thursday||Thursday|
|Huntington||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Huntington Crest||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Idlewild||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Kenilworth||Monday and Thursday||Wednesday|
|Lake Village Manor||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Long Ridge||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Longleaf||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Meadowbrook||Tuesday and Friday||Thursday|
|Meadowbrook Townhouses||Tuesday and Friday||Thursday|
|Mitchellville East||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Mitchellville Road Townhouses||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Northridge||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Northview||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Oak Pond||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Oakberry||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Oaktree||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Old Chapel Estates||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Olde Stage||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Overbrook||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Palisades||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Peach Preserve||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Pointer Ridge North||Monday and Thursday||Tuesday|
|Pointer Ridge South||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Princeton Square||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Race Track Rd. Townhouses||Monday and Thursday||Thursday|
|Ridgeview Townhouses||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Rockledge||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Rolling Hills||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Saddlebrook||Monday and Thursday||Thursday|
|Saddlebrook West||Monday and Thursday||Thursday|
|Somerset||Monday and Thursday||Wednesday|
|Spring Meadows||Tuesday and Friday||Thursday|
|Stewarts Landing||Monday and Thursday||Thursday|
|Sumner Chase||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Tall Oaks||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Ternberry||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Tulip Grove||Monday and Thursday||Thursday|
|Victoria Heights||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Vistas||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Westview||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Whitehall||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
|Woodland Lakes||Monday and Thursday||Monday|
|Woodmore at Oak Creek||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Woodmore Estates||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Woodmore Highlands||Tuesday and Friday||Tuesday|
|Yorktown||Tuesday and Friday||Friday|
Household trash and recycling are generally not collected on City holidays. The only exception is New Year's Day when there is a recycling collection.* There are no make-up days for collection days that fall on a holiday. Your next collection will be on your next regularly scheduled pickup day. See list of City Holidays.
* Beginning in 2012, City Council authorized the collection of single stream recycling (not metal or yard waste) on New Year's Day as a convenience to residents. The reason for this change was to accommodate those who wish to recycle, but have to wait three weeks during the holiday season each year, since Christmas and New Year’s holidays are always on the same day.
Inclement Weather and Trash and Recycling Collection
Household trash and recycling are not collected if the City government closes due to inclement weather. Generally there are no make-up days for collection days when there is a City government closure. Collections will take place on your next regularly scheduled day.
Sometimes inclement weather will delay or curtail trash and recycling pickups. If this is the case, an announcement will be placed on the City's website and posted to the City's Facebook page and Twitter feed (@CityofBowie). We will also attempt to reach affected residents by a robocall to their home phone and with a text and email message sent via Alert Bowie 2.0. Residents who have questions about the status of trash and recycling collection can also call 301-262-6200 or 301-809-2344 for the latest information.