Collection Schedules

Household Trash

  • 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.

Residential Recycling

  • 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

NeighborhoodTrash Pickup DaysRecycling Day
Amber MeadowsTuesday and FridayTuesday
Ashleigh and Ashleigh StationTuesday and FridayTuesday
Belair GreensTuesday and FridayFriday
Bowie CommonsMonday and ThursdayMonday
Bowie ForestMonday and ThursdayWednesday
Bowie StationTuesday and FridayFriday
BuckinghamMonday and ThursdayWednesday
Chapel ForgeTuesday and FridayTuesday
Church RoadTuesday and FridayTuesday
Collington ManorTuesday and FridayTuesday
Collington StationTuesday and FridayTuesday
CovingtonMonday and ThursdayMonday
Covington CondominiumsMonday and ThursdayMonday
DerbyshireMonday and ThursdayWednesday
DevonshireTuesday and FridayTuesday
Dixon CrossingsTuesday and FridayTuesday
Enfield ChaseMonday and ThursdayMonday
EnsleighMonday and ThursdayMonday
EssingtonMonday and ThursdayMonday
Evergreen EstatesMonday and ThursdayMonday
FairviewMonday and ThursdayThursday
Fletchertown RoadTuesday and FridayFriday
Forest DriveMonday and ThursdayMonday
FoxhillMonday and ThursdayWednesday
Glen AllenTuesday and FridayTuesday
GlenridgeTuesday and FridayFriday
Grady's WalkTuesday and FridayFriday
GreystoneTuesday and FridayTuesday
GrovehurstTuesday and FridayTuesday
Heather HillsMonday and ThursdayMonday
Highbridge ParkMonday and ThursdayThursday
HuntingtonTuesday and FridayFriday
Huntington CrestTuesday and FridayFriday
IdlewildTuesday and FridayFriday
KenilworthMonday and ThursdayWednesday
Lake Village ManorTuesday and FridayTuesday
Long RidgeMonday and Thursday Monday
LongleafMonday and ThursdayMonday
MeadowbrookTuesday and FridayThursday
Meadowbrook TownhousesTuesday and FridayThursday
Mitchellville EastTuesday and FridayTuesday
Mitchellville Road TownhousesTuesday and FridayTuesday
NorthridgeTuesday and FridayFriday
NorthviewMonday and ThursdayMonday
Oak PondMonday and ThursdayMonday
OakberryMonday and ThursdayMonday
OaktreeTuesday and Friday Tuesday
Old Chapel EstatesTuesday and FridayFriday
Olde StageTuesday and FridayTuesday
OverbrookTuesday and FridayFriday
PalisadesMonday and ThursdayMonday
Peach PreserveTuesday and FridayTuesday
Pointer Ridge NorthMonday and ThursdayTuesday
Pointer Ridge SouthTuesday and FridayTuesday
Princeton SquareMonday and ThursdayMonday
Race Track Rd. TownhousesMonday and ThursdayThursday
Ridgeview TownhousesTuesday and FridayTuesday
RockledgeTuesday and FridayFriday
Rolling HillsTuesday and FridayFriday
Saddlebrook Monday and ThursdayThursday
Saddlebrook WestMonday and ThursdayThursday
SomersetMonday and ThursdayWednesday
South LakeTuesday and  FridayWednesday
Spring MeadowsTuesday and FridayThursday
Stewarts LandingMonday and ThursdayThursday
Sumner ChaseTuesday and FridayFriday
Tall OaksTuesday and FridayTuesday
TernberryTuesday and FridayTuesday
Tulip GroveMonday and ThursdayThursday
Victoria HeightsTuesday and FridayFriday
VistasMonday and ThursdayMonday
WestviewTuesday and FridayTuesday
WhitehallTuesday and FridayFriday
Woodland LakesMonday and ThursdayMonday
Woodmore at Oak CreekTuesday and FridayTuesday
Woodmore EstatesTuesday and FridayTuesday
Woodmore HighlandsTuesday and FridayTuesday
YorktownTuesday and Friday Friday

City Holidays

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.

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