Bowie Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Bowie trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Bowie is in Maryland with Baltimore to the northwest, Alexandria to the southwest, and Annapolis to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Bowie Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays:

City offices will be closed on the dates listed below. There will be no refuse or recycling services on these dates; services will resume on the next regularly scheduled day. 

When refuse and recycling pickups are canceled due to a holiday, there is no make up date for the missed collection. Refuse and recycling are collected on the next regularly scheduled day. 

*Recycling will be collected on New Year’s Day.

2023 City Holidays  Date
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23, 2023
Day after ThanksgivingFriday, November 25, 2023
Christmas Day (observed)Monday, December 26, 2023

Bowie Trash Collection Map

Bowie Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Schedule a Special Pickup

You will be notified (by phone or email) of the date to set your special pickup items out for collection.  Every effort will be made to schedule collections within 3 weeks of the request. 

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Special Pickup – Acceptable Items
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Metal items (98% metal)

  • Metal cabinets or shelves
  • Other metal furniture
  • Grills (no propane tanks)
  • Metal fence posts (chain link fabric & chicken wire cannot be accepted but may be placed with regular trash for collection

Household Appliances

  • Dryers, microwaves, stoves, ovens
  • Washing machines, dishwashers
  • Refrigerators and freezers (make sure door is removed or securely tied closed)
  • Water heaters
  • Furnaces, air conditioners

Automobile Tires

  • Residents may have up to four automobile tires collected each year. No commercial tires will be collected.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Special Pickup – Unacceptable Items

The items below are not eligible for Special Pickup:

  • Items that are not 98% metal
  • Propane tanks or other compressed gas cylinders
  • Vacuum cleaners (may be disposed of with regular trash)
  • Electronics items such as televisions, computers, printers, A/V equipment
    (See our page on More Waste and Recycling Resources)

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Bowie and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Bowie?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Bowie Public Works Department?

Public Works Department, Solid Waste Division

Myoung Moon, Solid Waste (Superintendent): Email: [email protected]

Tim Harley, Administrative Assistant
301-809-2338 / [email protected]

Other inquiries/requests for special pickups
Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Bowie trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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