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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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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. […]

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

SMARTLEAF Compost is 25% Off Now through October 31 for Pickup Orders Only!

For a limited time only, get your screened SMARTLEAF compost for only $21/cubic yard when you pick up at our facility. This 25% savings won’t last long – promotion ends on October 31, 2019 or while supplies last. Residency is not required. Pick up your compost at: City of College Park Department of Public Works […]

Tuesday August 27th, 2019 in Public Works | Comments Off on SMARTLEAF Compost is 25% Off Now through October 31 for Pickup Orders Only!

Spring Cleanup Month at DPW – Document Shredding this Saturday, 4/20!

Spring Cleanup Month continues at the City’s Department of Public Works! This Saturday, April 20 there will be on-site document shredding services from 8:00 a.m. to 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. You must be a […]

Thursday April 18th, 2019 in Public Works | Comments Off on Spring Cleanup Month at DPW – Document Shredding this Saturday, 4/20!

Council Delays Public Hearing on Bulk Trash Collection

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the Mayor and Council decided to delay the Public Hearing on Ordinance 19-O-05 (Bulky Trash) in order to allow additional time to consider the legislation. A new Public Hearing date has not been scheduled at this time. A notice will be posted once the date has been determined. The Council […]

Saturday March 16th, 2019 in Public Works | Comments Off on Council Delays Public Hearing on Bulk Trash Collection

Save the Date: Spring Cleanup Events

April is spring cleanup month. The Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, will be open each Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – noon for City residents to drop-off bulky trash, electronics for recycling, brush, and yard trim. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency in […]

Tuesday March 12th, 2019 in Public Works | Comments Off on Save the Date: Spring Cleanup Events

Early Gardener Special – 25% off SMARTLEAF® Compost!

Calling all gardeners – get the City’s screened SMARTLEAF® Compost for 25% off now through April 30, 2019!*  For a limited time only, the City is offering our top-grade screened compost for only $21/cubic yard – 25% off its regular price of $28/cubic yard!You must pick-up your purchase at the Department of Public Works (9217 […]

Sunday February 24th, 2019 in Public Works | Comments Off on Early Gardener Special – 25% off SMARTLEAF® Compost!

Winter Weather Notice for February 20, 2019

[From City’s Department of Public Works] Due to the expected winter weather, the City of College Park will delay refuse and recycling collection today. Today’s collections (College Park Woods; Crystal Springs; Patricia Court; area north of MD 193, west of Rhode Island Ave, and east of Baltimore Ave) will be picked up on Thursday, and […]

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Wednesday February 20th, 2019 in Public Works, Snow | Comments Off on Winter Weather Notice for February 20, 2019