Category: Public Works

City Reconsidering Refuse – Recycling Routes

The re-structuring of the refuse-recycling routes effective Monday, June 15, 2015, is not working as planned for several reasons. We knew that the Brown Station Landfill had changed its operating hours, but we did not realize how much this change would affect us. They open at 8:00am rather than 7:30am, as they had for the […]

Tuesday August 4th, 2015 in Public Works | No Comments »

City offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day

All City offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Refuse, recycling and yard waste will be collected on your regular collection day. However, appointments for special pickups of brush, electronics, appliances, and bulky items will only be scheduled and made for Thursday, July 2, of this holiday […]

Tuesday June 30th, 2015 in Announcements, Public Works | No Comments »

Refuse and RecyclingCollection Route Changes from Next Monday

Starting next week, changes will occur to select areas of the refuse/recycling/yard trim collection routes in College Park. Public Works has gone door-to-door and left a doorhanger explaining the changes to those homes and businesses affected by the revised daily collection routes. Not all residents will be affected by this change. The changes are being […]

Wednesday June 10th, 2015 in Announcements, Public Works | No Comments »

New Trash and Recycling Route to Go in Effect in June

City’s Public Works has told us that the trash and recycling routes will go in effect from June 1, 2015. Initially, the effective date was set at May 1st. The new maps on our website should show a June 1, 2015 effective date. Staff will deliver a note with a map to each household affected […]

Monday May 4th, 2015 in Announcements, Public Works | No Comments »

Annual Bulk Recycling Starts April 4

The Public Works Department is open the first 4 Saturdays in April ( April 4, 11, 18 and 25) from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for City residents to drop off trash and recycling. This is the only time you may bring items to Public Works for disposal (other than used motor oil). The following […]

Friday March 27th, 2015 in Announcements, Bul recycling | No Comments »

City Proposes Changes to Refuse and Recycling Routes

Recently, the Knox Box apartments were torn down and, because of that, our staff has seen an average reduction of over one ton of refuse on the Monday routes. As a result of this reduction in Monday pick-ups, the Department of Public Works staff is proposing to re-align our refuse and recycling routes. The proposed […]

Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 in Public Works | No Comments »

Curbside Leaf Collection to Begin Next Month

Fall is here and hence the time has arrived for the curbside leaf collection. Public Works conducts leaf collection activities in the fall, usually starting early November and ending late December/early January. Collection may continue further into January depending on weather conditions during and after the scheduled collection period. Residents can find out when their […]

Saturday October 18th, 2014 in Public Works | No Comments »

Free Shredding, Recycling and Bulk Trash Collection Services, Tomorrow

Document shredding services will be available to the College Park residents at the Department of Public Works (9217 51st Ave) on tomorrow, Saturday, from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bring your old tax records, medical paperwork, and any other confidential information to be shredded while you wait. All paper will be recycled. The City will be also accepting electronics recycling and […]

Friday October 17th, 2014 in Announcements, Public Works | No Comments »

Free Spring Clean-Up in April

The City of College Park Public Works Department (9217 51st Avenue) will be open for City residents all four Saturdays in April from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The clean up days are for City of College Park residents only; you must show proof of residency in the City of College Park to participate. Residents […]

Thursday April 3rd, 2014 in Public Works | No Comments »

College Park’s Snow Plan – All You Need to Know How Snow is Cleared on Your Street

A few weeks ago, I received quite a few emails / inquiries from my constituents about the ways City’s Public Works department does the snow plowing job. I thought it’d be a good idea to share the inner working of that operation so that we all know how things are executed in the events of […]

Monday March 10th, 2014 in Public Works, Snow | No Comments »

Snow – Pease Park on Even Side

It’s been snowing heavily. Please see below a few important reminders from the Public Works. SNOW AND ICE CONTROL – PARK ON THE EVEN SIDE! Public Works crews plow and salt City streets and parking lots to clear snow and ice. Things you can do to help include: • Move parked cars off the street so […]

Thursday January 2nd, 2014 in Public Works, Snow, Weather | No Comments »

December Leaf Collection Schedule

The City has updated the December leaf collection schedule. According to the schedule, the leaf collection will happen tomorrow and Thursday on the west side of Rhode Island Avenue. Public Works will come to the east of Rhode Island next week, on next Monday and Tuesday. The final leaf collection will happen next month, on […]

Tuesday December 17th, 2013 in Leaf collection, Public Works | No Comments »

Upcoming Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaf Collection began this week (on November 4, 2013, precisely) and will run through the beginning of January 2014. Here is the tentative schedule for the month of November. The dates in red and the green boxes are west and east of Rhode Island avenue respectively. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thursday November 7th, 2013 in Leaf collection | No Comments »

Free Bulk Trash, Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding Events

City residents may drop off bulky trash, electronics for recycling, and yard trim to the Public Works facility (9217 51st Avenue) in the first and second Saturdays in October (7:30 am to 12 pm). Hazardous materials will not be accepted (shingles, propane tanks, paint, etc.). Air conditioners, heat pumps, refrigerators and freezers may incur a […]

Monday September 2nd, 2013 in Public Works | No Comments »

2013 Spring Cleanup – April Saturdays at Davis Hall

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 […]

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Saturday March 30th, 2013 in Announcements, Public Works | No Comments »