Residential Recycling Program Bates Trucking 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 Thursday alongside your regular trash, you can help reduce the amount of trash that is disposed of at the landfill.

Blue Recycling Bins Blue Recycling bins can be obtained from the Public Works Department located at the rear of City Hall, 6301 Addison Road.

Acceptable Items



  • 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; and
  • Prescription bottles
  • Coat hangers

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

Unacceptable Items
  • Auto parts
  • Broken glass
  • Dishes;
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous materials
  • Light bulbs
  • Medical waste
  • Mirrors
  • Motor oil containers
  • Packing foam and peanuts
  • Plastic utensils
  • Windowpanes
  • Street Maintenance

    The City of Seat Pleasant Public Works department has the responsibility for ensuring the safety and maintaining the condition of all public streets, alleys, and rights of ways.

    Services Provided
    • Pothole patching
    • Asphalt paving
    • Street cleaning
    • Snow and ice removal from streets
    • Leaf collection
    • Stormwater drainage
    • Facility maintenance
    • Street construction projects

    Who Maintains My Street?

    The streets in Seat Pleasant are under the control of the City of Seat Pleasant, Prince George’s County, or the Maryland State Highway Administration. Additionally, some roads are privately owned and maintained by shopping centers, businesses, or apartments.

    The following lists the major roads that are not maintained by the City of Seat Pleasant. If you have a question concerning which entity has jurisdiction over a street within the City of Seat Pleasant, please contact the Department of Public Works at (301) 336-2600.

    Roads Maintained by Prince Georges County The following roads are under the jurisdiction of, and maintained by, Prince George’s County:

    • Addison Road
    • Seat Pleasant Drive

    All problems on these streets, or within the right of way, must be reported to the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (PGC-DPW&T) online or at (301) 499-8520.

    Roads Maintained by the State Highway Administration The following highways are under the jurisdiction of, and maintained by, the State of Maryland:

    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Highway (MD 704)
    • Central Avenue (Route 214)

    All problems on these roadways, or within the right of way, must be reported to the State Highway Administration District 3 at (301) 513-7308.

    Bulk Trash


    Bulky Trash Collection is provided by appointment only. To request Bulky Trash collection, residents can use the “MySeatPleasant” Mobile App or request the Bulk Trash Service here. 

    Yard Waste

    Weekly (Monday) curbside collection of yard waste is offered year-round by Bates Trucking. Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, small branches, brush and Christmas trees.

    Yard waste must be placed in securely tied, heavy-duty paper or plastic bags, or heavy-duty trash cans with handles and a secure lid. Cardboard boxes are not acceptable containers.

    Limbs must not exceed four (4) feet in length and three (3) inches in diameter and must be securely tied in bundles. Bundles of limbs and bags of dry grass and leaves must weigh less than 60 pounds. Wet grass and leaves must weigh less than 25 pounds.

    Solid Waste

    Trash collection in the City of Seat Pleasant is handled by Bates Trucking.  Residents should place their refuse containers at the front curb by 6:30 a.m on Monday and Thursday. Refuse will be collected between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    The contractor will empty containers and return them to your curbside. The homeowner is responsible for storing and cleaning the containers. Neither the City of Seat Pleasant nor Bates Trucking will be responsible for items not intended for collection that are placed next to refuse containers or for the removal of any containers other than regulation containers.



    When placing out to be picked up please:  

    • Please put the required covered trash containers between the curb and sidewalk, or by the street, after dark the night before or prior to 7:00 a.m. on the correct collection day
    • Please ensure that the cover of the trash container is tightly closed
    • Please ensure that the trash containers are accessible so that nothing will hinder or impede trash collection by Bates employees

    Acceptable Materials

    • Garbage: food wastes accumulated in normal household use
    • Trash: some plastics and ashes


    Refuse collection services will not be provided on the following holidays:

    • New Year’s Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day

    The collection will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day.