The Seat Pleasant Environmental Justice Department Waste Management Division provides curbside recycling collection for the City of Seat Pleasant residents and citizens. Recycling is your opportunity to keep Seat Pleasant a clean and healthy place to live. It is easy, saves energy and is good for the environment. By placing your recycling bin at the curb once a week on Tuesdays, you can help reduce the amount of trash that is disposed of at the landfill.

Green Recycling Bins can be obtained from the Environmental Justice Department. Call City Hall for details, 301-336-2600. Please do not place recyclables in a bag. They must be loose in your Green Recycling Bin, otherwise Waste Management will not dump your items.

  1. Acceptable Items
  2. Unacceptable Items

Acceptable Items

Remember to rinse all food and beverage containers and to recap or place the lids in the recycling cart/bin.


  • Food and beverage containers


  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Aluminum, bimetal, ferrous, and steel containers
  • Aluminum foil
  • Coat hangers

Mixed Paper / Corrugated Cardboard

  • All paper
  • Aseptic/gable-top milk and juice cartons
  • Catalogs
  • Corrugated cardboard (boxes)
  • Frozen food packaging
  • Books
  • Paper bags and wrapping paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers with inserts
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes)
  • Telephone Books


  • Bagged grocery bags, shrink wrap, and stretch-film (Insert all bags within one bag; no loose single bags)
  • Drinking cups/glasses
  • Flower pots
  • Narrow-neck containers with code identification numbers 1 through 7
  • Wide-mouth containers such as:
    • Peanut butter
    • Yogurt
    • Cottage cheese
    • Sour cream
    • Mayonnaise and whipped topping
    • Margarine/butter tubs
  • Prescription bottles
  • Coat hangers