Public Safety

District I StationHyattsville Station District I: 301-699-2630

District I is responsible for a 36 square mile area making it the second smallest patrol area in the County. However, with a population of over 206,500, it is the most densely populated. Its borders include Washington DC to the east and Montgomery County to the north. There are 16 incorporated municipalities within District I including the city of Greenbelt.

Household Trash

Household trash is collected from each residence on Wednesday by the town’s contract trash removal company. Refuse must be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. at a location that is readily accessible to the collectors. If you are disabled and need a waiver to this rule, please contact the Town Hall at 301-927-3344. Each household should have at least one water-tight container with cover, where all solid garbage and organic refuse is placed.

Bulk Trash

To arrange a bulk pickup, residents should call Bates Trucking at 301-773-2069 by 2 p.m. of the Tuesday before. Each address is allowed 3 items a week free of charge. Items left at the curb without being called in will not be picked up.


No construction material of any type, no tires, household hazardous waste:
  • Paint
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Solvents
  • Chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Oil tanks
  • Furnaces
  • Concrete
  • Sinks
  • Liquids
  • Batteries
  • Large rugs
  • Auto parts
  • Tree stumps
  • Tree limbs,
  • Tree logs
  • Loose piles
Wire or old fencing must be rolled and tied in small tight bundles to be picked up. Doors must be removed from freezers and refrigerators before placing to the curb or will not be picked up.

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The Maintenance Department maintains the physical facilities of the town and provides: maintenance and repair of the streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, maintenance of town buildings and parks, care of trees between sidewalks and curbs, snow, and ice removal.

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Yard Waste

Yard waste is picked up on Mondays. Yard waste may be placed in heavy-duty paper bags or disposal bins with handles and a secure lid. Bins must be clearly labeled "Yard Waste" to ensure collection. Sticks may be bundled with twine, no more than 5 feet long, 6 inches in diameter, or 30 lbs. in weight. Plastic bags will not be accepted. If you have any questions please contact Bates at 301-773-2069.


Recycling of glass jars and bottles, metal cans, plastic bottles and newspapers takes place on Friday of each week. Each property owner is provided with one complimentary recycling container. Additional containers are available for an extra fee.
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  • Trash pickup Wednesday
  • Bulk Pickup Arrangement must be made with Bates Trucking 301-773-2069.
  • Recycling every Friday