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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 | 4 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 | No Comments »

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 […]

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

City Honors Public Works Staff for Dedicated Service

The annual City’s Spencer Harris Awards recognizes the hard work, dedication and exemplary service of our Department of Public Works employees and safe driving by City staff. This year, Spencer Harris Award went to Public Works staff Rodney H! Congratulations! Thank you and congratulations to all winners and nominees!

Tuesday January 29th, 2019 in Public Works | Comments Off on City Honors Public Works Staff for Dedicated Service

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 | Comments Off on Winter Weather Update

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 […]

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