LA PLATA, Md. –The Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division is pleased to announce that curbside collection of yard waste will resume on Monday, April 2.

Weekly collection of yard waste is available to areas that receive recycling collection and occurs April through December. Yard Waste is collected on the same day of the week as recycling.  To determine your collection schedule please visit and click “my schedule”.

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.