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New Beige Yard Waste Carts Go for Sale

City now has beige 65-gallon yard waste carts available for residents to purchase for $25. These carts are selling quickly, so get yours soon! The new beige yard waste cart can be used for either “soft yard waste” or “woody yard waste.” Soft and Woody yard wastes are collected on separate days and processed into […]

Thursday November 30th, 2017 in Announcements, Public Works | No Comments »

City Announces Fall Leaf Collection Schedule

Fall curbside leaf collection will begin on October 30 and go through December 29. Currently, the west side of Rhode Island Ave is scheduled for pick-up on November 2nd and 3rd and the east of Rhode Island are scheduled for pick-up on November 7th and 8th. Weather may cause changes in the schedule, the most […]

Monday October 23rd, 2017 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on City Announces Fall Leaf Collection Schedule

FREE Bulk Cleanup – Today and Next Saturday

The City’s Department of Public Works will be open for City residents Saturday, October 14 (Today) and 21, from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. to drop-off bulky trash, electronics recycling, brush, and yard trim. Please bring proof of City residency to participate! Onsite document shredding services will be available on Saturday, October 14, from 8:00 […]

Saturday October 14th, 2017 in Announcements, Bul recycling, Public Works | Comments Off on FREE Bulk Cleanup – Today and Next Saturday

Mosquitoes and what you can do to eliminate them

The best way to help control mosquitoes in your neighborhood is to check weekly to ensure that you do not have any standing water on your property (especially water in containers). Help reduce breeding grounds by finding and eliminating all standing water sources (even very small containers of water). Look for unused containers, buckets, toys, […]

Thursday September 7th, 2017 in Public Works | Comments Off on Mosquitoes and what you can do to eliminate them

Bulk Trash Around the Neighborhood

Recently, we’ve been noticing an increasing number of bulk trash items being left on the street curbsides. These items include mattresses, televisions, and furniture many days in advance of trash pickup. Dumping is also commonplace on some streets. Dirt, large branches and most recently household garbage have been dumped along with other bulk items. The […]

Sunday July 30th, 2017 in Public Works | Comments Off on Bulk Trash Around the Neighborhood

City Residents Can Purchase a Backyard Compost Bin for Just $20

Did you know that City residents can purchase a backyard compost bin from the City for just $20? Compost bins are on display in the lobbies of City Hall (4500 Knox Road) and the Department of Public Works (9217 51st Ave). Come by to check them out! Order one today to start making your own […]

Sunday July 23rd, 2017 in Public Works | Comments Off on City Residents Can Purchase a Backyard Compost Bin for Just $20

Mosquito Spraying and Exclusion from Spaying in City

During the spring and summer, the City of College Park cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to identify and control mosquito populations. Larviciding treatments are done by MDA personnel beginning in late May/early June, continuing throughout the summer. Requests for local spraying should be made to the City’s Department of Public Works, which […]

Monday May 29th, 2017 in Public Works | Comments Off on Mosquito Spraying and Exclusion from Spaying in City

Council May Add More Staff to Beautify College Park

The City has been facing more demands for landscaping. The City Council has discussed the need for adding more landscaping staff to Public Works FY 2018 budget. Staff has provided the following explanation about the increasing work to beautify and maintain City facilities and public spaces. Before August 1997, there were no dedicated landscape staff. […]

Thursday May 18th, 2017 in Public Works | Comments Off on Council May Add More Staff to Beautify College Park

City May Raise Compost and Mulch Delivery Fees to Non-City Residents

Staff has recently determined that the delivery fee for compost and wood mulch products was below market value and required an increase to cover the costs associated with this service. Staff also found that other entities providing delivery service of bulk products had a maximum delivery zone range between 25 – 35 miles. The tipping […]

Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 in Leaf collection, Public Works | Comments Off on City May Raise Compost and Mulch Delivery Fees to Non-City Residents

April Saturdays Cleanups Start Today

Clean-Up Saturdays in April Saturday, April 1, 8, 22 & 29, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue The City’s annual spring clean-up for City residents is coming! The four April cleanup days are for residents only; proof of residency is required. As part of the cleanup dates… Resident can […]

Saturday April 1st, 2017 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on April Saturdays Cleanups Start Today

Last Scheduled Leaf Collections in North College Park

In case you haven’t had a chance to make use of City’s free curbside leaf collection service, here are the dates of the last scheduled leaf collection in our area. WEST of Rhode Island Ave: January 3rd and 4th EAST  of Rhode Island Ave: January 9th and 10th Please see below the latest City-wide leaf collection […]

Tuesday December 27th, 2016 in Announcements, Leaf collection, Public Works | Comments Off on Last Scheduled Leaf Collections in North College Park

Curbside leaf collection has begun

Curbside leaf collection is finishing up its first week and is on schedule. Updates to the collection calendar are posted on the City’s website every Friday evening. Please check here for the calendar. Look for signs posted in your neighborhood with collection dates; signs will be posted the week prior to collection. Residents are asked to […]

Saturday November 5th, 2016 in Announcements, Leaf collection, Public Works | Comments Off on Curbside leaf collection has begun

Fall Clean-up Events Start Tomorrow

City’s Department of Public Works (9217 51st Avenue) will be open for City residents the last two Saturdays in October from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Cleanup days are available for City of College Park residents only; you must show proof of residency in the City of College Park to participate. Residents may drop-off bulky […]

Friday October 21st, 2016 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Fall Clean-up Events Start Tomorrow

Save the Date – Fall Clean-Ups on October 22 and 29

It’s Fall Clean-Up time again! As a resident of College Park, you can can bring your special trash and electronic recycling for disposal on October 22 and October 29 from 7:30am to 12pm to the Department of Public Works located in Davis Hall. Document shredding will be on the last Saturday of the clean-up, October […]

Friday September 30th, 2016 in Public Works | Comments Off on Save the Date – Fall Clean-Ups on October 22 and 29

Trash Pickup, Office Closure This Week

All City Offices will be closed tomorrow, Monday, May 30, 2016 for the Memorial Day holiday. The City will be holding our annual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor our fallen service men and women, and we encourage all to attend. For details, please see below. Due to the holiday, the refuse and recycling schedule will […]

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Sunday May 29th, 2016 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Trash Pickup, Office Closure This Week