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Winter Weather Update

Department of Public Works crews continue to clear routes. Crews are plowing/ salting routes. We have about 6 inch accumulation and could get 3 more inches. As soon as we clear down to asphalt, the heavier snow covers the route up again and we need to retreat and re-plow. DPW will continue to monitor conditions […]

Sunday January 13th, 2019 in Public Works, Snow | No Comments »

Holiday Light Recycling:

All holiday lights, working or not-working, are accepted for recycling at MOM’s Organic Market (9801 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park) 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 Organic Market. Requests for replacement street trees […]

Thursday December 20th, 2018 in Public Works | Comments Off on Holiday Light Recycling:

Want Special Trash/Bulk Trash Be Collected by the City?

Do you have Special Trash/Bulk Trash Be Collected by the City? We are reminded we must schedule an appointment to collect bulk trash, white goods, electronics for recycling, or yard waste/brush. Upcoming holidays will impact special collections – there are no special collections on December 27, 28 or January 3. Please plan ahead and schedule […]

Wednesday December 19th, 2018 in Public Works | Comments Off on Want Special Trash/Bulk Trash Be Collected by the City?

Have questions about the City’s annual Curbside Leaf Collection?

City’s Director of Public Works Robert goes over the how-to’s, tips and more for when the leaf collection trucks come to your neighborhood. Please watch the video below. For more information about curbside leaf collection, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections#curbsideleaf. Please check your curbs and remove any piles of leaves that have gone off the curb into the […]

Tuesday December 18th, 2018 in Announcements, Leaf collection, Public Works | Comments Off on Have questions about the City’s annual Curbside Leaf Collection?

Curbside Leaf Collection Starts November 5

Starting Monday, November 5, curbside leaf collection will begin (weather permitting). Look for signs posted in your neighborhood for collection dates or later in the month visit www.collegeparkmd.gov and click on Curbside Leaf Collection on the left side under Latest News for the collection schedule. Until curbside leaf vacuum collection begins, residents should continue to […]

Saturday October 27th, 2018 in Announcements, Leaf collection, Public Works | Comments Off on Curbside Leaf Collection Starts November 5

Fall Cleanup Days SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 & 20, 2018

Fall Cleanup Days SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 & 20, 2018 7:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M. 9217 51ST AVENUE, COLLEGE PARK The City of College Park Department of Public Works facility will be open for City residents to drop-off bulky trash, electronics for recycling, brush, and yard trim. Rain barrels ($72), yard waste carts ($25), and backyard compost bins […]

Friday September 21st, 2018 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Fall Cleanup Days SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 & 20, 2018

Marsili Announced as City’s New Director of Public Works

City has announced Robert L. Marsili, Jr. as Director of Public Works effective July 1, 2018. Marsili replaces Robert “Bob” T. Stumpff, who retired in June after 13 years with the City. “Marsili has demonstrated the leadership skills, know-how and drive necessary to be the Director of the City’s largest department. We are excited to […]

Sunday July 8th, 2018 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Marsili Announced as City’s New Director of Public Works

Council to Discuss Increasing Cost of Bulk Trash Collection

The City has noticed that requests for bulk trash and special item collections in College Park have been increasing. For example, from 2014 to 2017, the bulk trash tonnage has increased by 147%, electronics by 249% and white appliances by 249%. Currently, the Public Works (DPW) received 6,951 work order requests in FY17 of which […]

Monday April 2nd, 2018 in Public Works | 1 Comment »

Spring Cleanup Saturdays

The City of College Park’s Department of Public Works facility will be open for City residents to drop-off bulky trash, block Styrofoam, electronics recycling, brush, and yard trim. Residents can also purchase compost, wood mulch, a yard waste cart, or a backyard compost bin. You must be a resident of the City of College Park […]

Friday March 9th, 2018 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Spring Cleanup Saturdays

City Announces Last Leaf Collection Schedule

The City has recently updated the final schedule for the leaf collection around the city. In north College Park, crews will make the collection next week for the last time. According to staff, the Curbside Leaf Collection is behind the posted schedule due to the immense amount of leaves. The leaf machines are filling quickly […]

Saturday December 16th, 2017 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on City Announces Last Leaf Collection Schedule

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 | Comments Off on New Beige Yard Waste Carts Go for Sale

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 […]

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