The City of College Park Public Works Department (9217 51st Avenue) will be open Saturdays in April from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m, for City residents to drop off bulky trash, electronics for recycling, and yard waste.
This year, Public Works will be accepting #6 expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam for recycling!! Number 6 expanded polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam®, cannot be contaminated with tape, stickers, food, or other impurities. Additionally, they can only accept molded foam such as blocks used in packaging – no food or beverage containers or packing peanuts. EPS foam will only be accepted during our Saturday cleanup days in April.
Electronic appliances that may be recycled include, but are not limited to: TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, VCRs, CD, DVD & MP3 players, cell phones & PDAs, printers, scanners, fax machines, telephones, radios, stereos, electric tools, game systems, and handheld games. City of College Park residents may also call or email Public Works to schedule a special electronics recycling pickup appointment (240-487-3590; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hazardous materials will not be accepted (shingles, propane tanks, paint, etc.). Air conditioners, heat pumps, refrigerators and freezers may incur a disposal fee; tires will incur a disposal fee of $4.00 each. The clean up days on April 6, 13, 20, and 27 are available for City of College Park residents only; you must show proof of residency in the City of College Park to participate.
SMARTLEAF® compost and wood mulch will also be available for sale – residency is NOT required.
Public Works will also be working with Community Forklift and American Rescue Workers again this year to divert items from the landfill that are still in good condition. All donations are tax deductable. Clean out your homes, garages, and sheds, and bring the items you no longer use or need and donate them for reuse. The following types of items will be collected separately so they may be reused:
Building, remodeling, and gardening materials – any surplus or salvaged (in GOOD condition) items from your latest home or garden improvement job, including but not limited to: bricks and pavers, plumbing and light fixtures, tiles and flooring material, cabinets, doors, gardening supplies, and tools.
These items will be donated to Community Forklift.
Clothing and household items – cookware, dishes, books, linens, games, toys, clothes, shoes, and
intact furniture items (NO upholstered furniture or mattresses).