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Public Works to Resume Limited Brush and Bulk Trash Collections Next Week

The Department of Public Works will resume limited brush and bulk trash collections next week, Thursday April 30 and Friday, May 1. Schedule an appointment at 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov. Please do not put anything out prior to scheduling an appointment. Electronics Recycling and Metal Hardware and Appliances are still suspended until further notice. The Department […]

Sunday April 26th, 2020 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Public Works to Resume Limited Brush and Bulk Trash Collections Next Week

Temporary Drop-Off Location at Public Works for Bulk Trash and Electronic Recycling

Bulk Trash and Electronic Recycling While collections are suspended due to the COVID-19 situation, Public Works will have a roll-off container in the public parking lot next to the Food Scrap Drop Off at Davis Hall (9217 51st Avenue) for residents to bring their bulk trash during business hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday […]

Tuesday April 14th, 2020 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Temporary Drop-Off Location at Public Works for Bulk Trash and Electronic Recycling

Help Protect our Department of Public Works Crews from COVID-19

Please help protect our Department of Public Works Crews from COVID-19 by following these steps when putting out your trash and recycling.

Friday April 10th, 2020 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Help Protect our Department of Public Works Crews from COVID-19

Compost & Wood Mulch Deliveries Start March 2!

Delivery services are resuming for College Park’s SMARTLEAF® Compost and Wood Mulch products! Our first day for delivery will be Monday, March 2, 2020. We will only be running one truck to start, so spots will fill up quickly until more trucks become available (likely the end of this month). Request a Compost or Wood […]

Friday February 28th, 2020 in Public Works | Comments Off on Compost & Wood Mulch Deliveries Start March 2!

New drop-off location open in the southern part of the City!

Instead of putting food scraps in the trash, City residents can drop them off for FREE at the following locations: ·        Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park – available 24/7 ·        Old Town Playground/Community Garden (7504 Columbia Ave.) – available 24/7 The new drop-off location is in the southern part of the City on Columbia Avenue near […]

Friday February 7th, 2020 in Public Works | Comments Off on New drop-off location open in the southern part of the City!

Public Hearing this Tuesday on Important Changes to City’s Bulk Trash Collection Practices

At this week’s City Council meeting, the Council will hold public hearings on two important ordinances on City’s bulk trash collection practices. One major change the ordinances will do is to limit up to four bulky refuse collections per the calendar year with a maximum of 12 or 20 bulky refuse items collected per the […]

Sunday January 26th, 2020 in Public Works | Comments Off on Public Hearing this Tuesday on Important Changes to City’s Bulk Trash Collection Practices

Council to Consider a New Law Limiting Amount of Bulk Trash

At the last week’s Council meeting, an ordinance was introduced to implement a bulk trash fee schedule for collection of more than 20 items per year. The Ordinance 20-O-02 will be introduced with respect to implementing a bulk trash fee schedule for collection of more than 29 items a year for single-family rental units that […]

Saturday January 18th, 2020 in Public Works | Comments Off on Council to Consider a New Law Limiting Amount of Bulk Trash

Holiday Light Recycling

Holiday string lights, working or non-working, are accepted for recycling at MOM’s Organic Market (9801 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park). The string lights are collected for recycling in December and the beginning of January. Please remove lights from bags/packaging and place in designated holiday lights recycling bin located in the lobby when you enter MOM’s […]

Saturday December 28th, 2019 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Holiday Light Recycling

What to Know During Snow Events?

The City of College Park’s priority during a snow event is public safety. Our goal is to clear snow and ice as quickly and efficiently as possible, restoring safe travel for emergency crews, motorists, and pedestrians. Snow and ice removal are considered an emergency operation and takes precedence over other Public Works tasks. The snow […]

Friday December 27th, 2019 in Public Works, Snow | Comments Off on What to Know During Snow Events?

December 2019 Leaf Collection Calendar

TIPS – THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF LEAF COLLECTION! Bagging is not necessary during leaf collection with vacuums. Grass can be included in your leaf piles, but no sticks, branches, vines, or woody materials (as these items require a special collection). Rake leaves to the curb but do not put them in the street. Pile […]

Wednesday December 18th, 2019 in Announcements, Leaf collection, Public Works | Comments Off on December 2019 Leaf Collection Calendar

Public Works Closed Today Due to Snow Training

Today is the Department of Public Work’s In-Service Snow Training Day! Because of the training, Department of Public Works is closed to the public today (no bulk collections, deliveries, or loading of compost/wood mulch will occur). We apologize for any inconvenience. The purpose of this training is to prepare crews for snow clearing duties which […]

Thursday October 31st, 2019 in Public Works, Snow | Comments Off on Public Works Closed Today Due to Snow Training

November 2019 Leaf Collection Calendar

Curbside leaf vacuuming begins November 4 and will continue through the beginning of January. Look for the posted signs in your neighborhood to know when curbside leaf collection will occur. Collection schedules are tentative as they depend on weather conditions. Refer to the city website http://www.collegeparkmd.gov/dpw#curbsideleaf for the most up-to-date collection schedule. NOTE: To stay […]

Thursday October 24th, 2019 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on November 2019 Leaf Collection Calendar

Here Comes the Bulk Trash Ordinance – Minus Limit on Item Count Option

After several months of discussion, the City Council will consider introducing an ordinance to change City Code regarding City’s regular, bulk trash and recycling program at tomorrow night’s meeting. The Council will not consider the controversial proposal of limiting bulk trash items to 20 items / per year, for now, however, it will consider a […]

Monday October 21st, 2019 in Public Works | Comments Off on Here Comes the Bulk Trash Ordinance – Minus Limit on Item Count Option

Your Input is Needed on Proposed Changes to Bulk Trash Program

Tonight, the Mayor and Council will have a discussion on the amendments to the Bulk Trash Program. Below, is an explanation of what will be brought forward for our consideration. I would like to hear your thoughts on the matter. SCS Engineers, a solid waste management consultant, made the following recommendations and possible new collection […]

Tuesday October 15th, 2019 in Public Works | 6 Comments »

FREE Compost – October 26

During the remaining fall clean-up event on October 26. Residents of College Park can pick-up FREE Smartleaf® screened compost from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Department of Public Works (DPW), 9217 51st Avenue, College Park. Limit 2 cubic yards per resident, per trip. You must bring proof of City of College Park residency to participate. […]

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Saturday October 12th, 2019 in Public Works | Comments Off on FREE Compost – October 26