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NCP Crime Stats: Sept 8-15, 2013

Please see below last week’s crime report and let me know if you have any question. Thank you.

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Stolen vehicle

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[9/08/13]09:3409:544900 Blk BLACKFOOT RD

Theft

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[9/08/13]18:3119:105007 Blk APACHE ST,
[9/09/13]15:1315:58711 COLLEGE PARK,
[9/09/13]20:3621:599900 Blk 51ST TER,
[9/12/13]12:2313:009600 Blk BALTIMORE AVE

Theft from Auto

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[9/09/13]13:4714:17IKEA, 10100 Baltimore Ave

Sunnyside Avenue Temporarily Closed

Metro track on Sunnyside avenue

Metro track on Sunnyside avenue

Sunnyside Avenue will be closed to traffic at the railroad crossing on or about Monday, September 16, 2013 and will reopen to vehicular traffic on Monday, September 23, 2013. The road will be temporarily closed while CSX replaces a defective rail at the crossing.

Detour signs have been posted to direct traffic. From Route 201/Edmonston Road, traffic will be detoured to Powder Mill Road and then to Route 1/Baltimore Avenue.

Should you have questions about the temporary closure of Sunnyside Avenue, please contact Public Information Officer
Prince George’s County Carol Terry at (301) 883-5600.

Tomorrow at the Hollywood Farmers Market: Sept 14, 2013

Please see below this week’s Hollywood Farmers Market Newsletter. See you all tomorrow

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It’s Time to Pre-order Thanksgiving Turkeys 

Lynn Ferguson (right) from Ferguson Family Farm

This Saturday, Lynn Ferguson of Ferguson Family Farms will be taking orders for fresh grass-fed, pasture-raised turkeys. Like all of this vendor’s products, turkeys are raised humanely without growth hormones, antibiotics, appetite stimulants or animal bi-products. The price is just right for the quality, and that’s $4.25 per pound.

Featured Vendor: Christiane’s Design

Residents with a baby on the way, or who have a friend or family member in that condition, should stop by the table of North College Park resident Christiane Williams where you’ll find a nice selection of home-made, knitted baby clothes in soft pastel colors. In early October, Chris expects to have baby bibs available also and will be using natural fibers in her creations. If your baby just happens to be a four-legged fur one (i.e., a cat, of course), you’ll also find catnip-filled knitted mice in two sizes. Other items for sale at the table include a vegetable crisper.

Chris Williams

Christiane’s Design

This week’s Vendors

1. Calvert Farm
2. SunSplash Farm
3. Pleitez Farm
4. Legacy Manor
5. Shlagal Farms
6. Chic Expressions
7. Morning Glory Farm
8. Heavenly Created Desserts
9. Christiane’s Knits and Gardens
10. Ear Gear
11. Silent Beading
12. Razan Center for Massage & Health
13. Caspari Farm
14. Green sprouts
15. Coffee Barn
16. Tiffany’s Oven
17. Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
18. Create Peace Jeweleries
19. Eastern Delights
20. Uptown Bakers
21. Red Chimney Flower Farm
22. Chic Expressions
23. Ozlem Crafts
24. Henna Art
25. Phil’s Dills
26. Ferguson Family Farm
27. Diana Little Pottery

Featured Produce:  Acorn Squash 
Like the butternut squash featured last week, there are many ways to enjoy acorn squash. The Pilgrims apparently cooked one type of squash—pumpkin—by filling it with apples, sugar, spices and milk, then put the stem back on and baked, which sounds a little bit like the recipe of the week below.

One online chef noted that seeds from winter squash make a great snack food, just like pumpkin seeds. If you scoop the pulp and seeds from inside the squash and separate out the seeds, you can place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and lightly roast them at 160–170°F in the oven for 15–20 minutes.

By roasting for a relatively short time at a low temperature you can help minimize damage to their healthy oils. Linoleic acid (the polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid) and oleic acid (the same monounsaturated fatty acid that is plentiful in olive oil) account for about 75 percent of the fat found in the seeds, says this chef.

Not only are squashes sweet to eat, they’re also a good source of minerals, carotenes and vitamin A, with moderate quantities of vitamins B and C.

Recipe of the Week:  Recipe of the Week: Spicy Apple-filled Squash
Ingredients
1 Butternut or acorn squash, washed
1 Apple, washed, cut in half, cored, and chopped
2 teaspoons margarine, melted
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg – optional
Dash of ground cloves – optional
Cooking oil spray

Accorn squash at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Acorn squash at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Directions
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 1-quart baking dish with cooking oil spray.
Cut acorn squash in half. (If using butternut squash, cut lengthwise.) Remove the seeds from each half.
Place squash, skin side up, in the baking dish and cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
In a medium bowl, add apple, margarine, brown sugar and spices.
Remove squash from oven. Flip squash over and fill with the apple mixture.
Recover squash with foil and bake 30 minutes more.
From the UMD Extension Center


Hollywood Farmers Market is located at the Hollywood Shopping Center (near REI) on Saturdays from 8am to 12 noon. Email: Hollwoodmarketcp@gmail.com. Phone: (301) 659 – 6295 Like us on the FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodmarket
Copyright © 2013 Hollywood Farmers Market, All rights reserved. www.Hollywoodmarket.org

UMd to Expand Concurrent Police Jurisdiction, Student Code of Conduct Boundary

Recently, the University Maryland President has announced that the UMd will expand its concurrent Police jurisdiction into several neighborhood in College Park.

The new neighborhoods , where the UMd police will patrol include Lakeland, Crystal Spring, Calvert Hills, and the student housing high rises.

In addition to the expansion of police jurisdiction boundary, UMd’s student code of conduct boundary will also expand. Any City resident can now report to UMd’s student related incidents to the UMd’s Office of Code of Conduct.

In May 2013, the University of Maryland Senate voted to approve expansion of jurisdiction of the Code of Student Conduct into the residential neighborhood. Residents living in north College Park (or any other parts of the city) can report incidents involving UMd students to UMd’s Office of Student Conduct (OSC). Examples of these incidents include rioting, sexual assault, hazing, possession/use of weapons, illegal drug use and/or distribution, stalking, cyber-bullying, hosting large parties with, excessive noise, distribution of alcohol to minors, destruction or damage to property and assault.

A resident can report such incidents online here: http://www.osc.umd.edu/OSC/NonAcademicIncidentReferralForm.aspx . For our area, we can also report students related incidents to Prince George’s Police who can also report the incident to the Office of Student Conduct. As always, for serious crime incidents, please call 911. For loud noise incidents, residents can additionally call City’s noise hotline.

This is part of the University District Vision 2020 created by the CPCUP, which includes a major enhancement of public safety efforts in College Park, which, in cooperation with the Prince George’s County Police, includes the expansion of the role of the University of Maryland Police Department (UMDP) in the surrounding community. Additional new UMPD officers and vehicles will begin patrols in a wider area of College Park effective immediately, and the Code of Student Conduct will be in extended to the areas adjacent to the campus.

Next Monday, Monday, September 16, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., officials from the City of College Park, College Park City/University Partnership (CPCUP), and Prince George’s County will gather for an announcement and signing ceremony of the expansion of concurrent jurisdiction, expansion of the Code of Student Conduct, and deployment of more security cameras off campus.

The signing ceremony and program will be held in the Atrium on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. A reception will immediately follow the program. Complimentary parking will be available in the Union Lane Parking Garage located next to the Stamp.

Tomorrow’s NCPCA Meeting: Green Streets, Parking Rule Change, Sidewalks, Spooky House, and More..

NCPCA - It's Your Neighborhood Association

NCPCA – It’s Your Neighborhood Association

After the long summer recess, the NCPCA will be meeting again tomorrow. Here is the brief agenda:

The meeting will start will a discussion on 9909 Baltimore Ave, aka the infamous Spooky House. There has been a new proposal to build a medical office there. This is an option in addition to other options which include to buy the property and turn it into a public space, such as a park.

Members will also discuss a new parking zone 2-B restriction around a large area near the Greenbelt Metro Change to allow daytime parking for non-permit holders.

Representative of Carrollton Enterprises, which owns shopping center that includes MOM’s and REI will make introduction.

Members will then discuss Green Streets program to construct stormwater infiltration ‘Rain Gardens’ etc. on residential streets. Input and concerns of residents now sought to guide plans.

Members will also discuss new sidewalks on Hollywood Rd, plans for US 1 Bypass to U.M. from Beltway, and more.

As usual, the meeting will be at Davis Hall, starting at 7:30pm. See you all tomorrow.

Ordinance to Require Roofs Covered with Permanent Roofing Surface

Tarp on roof: New ordinance will require roofs be covered with proper materials

New ordinance will require roofs be covered with proper materials. Use of tarps on Roofs will be limited

At tonight’s regular meeting, the Council will vote on an ordinance requiring roofs be covered with proper and permanent roofing surface.

The ordinance says, a residence may not be swelled if its roof is not covered with the prescribed materials.

This means that roofs will will be covered with roofing shingles, tiles or other materials designed for use as a permanent roofing surface. It also says every foundation, floor, wall, ceiling and roof should be reasonably weather tight and  rodent proof and must be kept in good repair.

The City got involved in recent court case where the roof of a house was covered with tarps for a long time and  it had hard time in defining materials used for permanent roofing surface. The ordinance will help clarify this issue.

The ordinance will however allow residents to use tarps for repair work for certain time period.

The ordinance does not restrict residents to install green roofs, such as roofs with solar panels etc.

A public hearing on the ordinance will take place at 7:15pm.

Council Poised to Raise its Salary by 40%

Salary hike

Salary hike

In tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will introduce an ordinance to increase the salary of the mayor and the council members by 40%.

If approved, the proposed increase will raise the Council’s yearly salary from $5000 to $7000. The Mayor’s salary will increase from $7500 to $10,500.

The council discussed the issue at last week’s worksession and Council member Stullich and Catlin gave a few reasons. First, a hike in salary may convince more residents to run for office. A hike is also needed to adjust the annual rise in cost of living. Furthermore, when we compare Council salaries with other local cities having similar population size, College Park’s Council salary is much less than that of other cities having similar population size. For example, both College Park and Salisbury have a population of about 30,000, yet Council members in these 2 cities make $5000 and $10,000 respectively.

I personally much appreciate the hard work my colleagues do; however I have a lot of concerns about the proposal. I think a 40% hike in salary is too much, not timely and somewhat fiscally irresponsible.

The 40% salary hike is quite above the increase of cost of living expenses and will come at a time when our neighbors are asked to pay extra taxes and many did not get a pay rise. Some even took a pay cut or went through federal sequestration program.

Most of the council members (and our Mayor) do have full time day jobs and thus, I think, having a comfortable Council salary should not be the primary reason to serve the community.

I am not also sure if a hike in Council salary will encourage more residents to take part in the local election. For example, in our district, we had contested race in the past 3 elections.

Most importantly, when the Council compares its salaries with those in the cities, it should also look at the annual budgets in those cities. Population alone should not be the only indicator of the council salary hike. College Park is very unique with its student heavy population, who do not contribute much directly to its income and property tax revenues. Our budget is very small compared to that of other cities having a similar population size.  For comparison, the annual budget of College Park, Salisbury, Annapolis, Bowie and Gaithersburg are $14.5, $53.4, $95.6, $43.4 and $56.6 million respectively (all of these cities have comparable population size). The Council should be spending within its means.

A big hike in Council salary will only increase the prospect of a future property tax hike.

The Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed salary hike on October 8 and later on that night, the Council will vote on the proposal.

I will appreciate your comments on this proposed salary hike.

NCP Crime Stats, Sept 1-7, 2013

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[9/02/13]RecAut04:0705:09EDGEWOOD RD/RHODE ISLAND AVE,

Stolen Vehicle

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[9/02/13]STLVEH15:4816:579500 Blk 48TH PL,
[9/04/13]STLVEH21:0722:105000 Blk BRANCHVILLE RD

Assault

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[9/03/13]Assualt19:1320:1710250 BALTIMORE AVE,

Breaking and Entering

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[9/05/13]BREAK11:5314:385000 Blk BRANCHVILLE RD,

Theft

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#L13244THEFT19:0319:445100 Blk MANGUM RD,
[9/05/13]THEFT17:1218:309800 Blk RHODE ISLAND AVE

Theft from Auto

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#L13244THEFTA15:0915:599100 Blk ST ANDREWS PL,
[9/06/13]THEFTA10:0311:549100 Blk BALTIMORE AVE,

Coffee with Councilwoman Mary Lehman

Coffee with Mary Lehman

Coffee with Mary Lehman

This Friday, September 13, 2013, County Council woman Mary Lehman will be holding with a town hall meeting with local residents at Einstein Bros Bagels (located at 10280 Baltimore Avenue, MD 20740) at 8:00 – 10:00 am

Coffee and Refreshments will be provided.

I and other council members will be at the meeting.

Come out and speak to the Councilwoman about your concerns.

If you need to know more about the meeting, please call at 301-952-3887

Free Walk-in Flu Shots Starts Next Weekend

 The Prince George’s County Health Department will be hosting a free walk-in flu clinic on Saturday, October 12 at Northwestern High School in an effort to ensure that all residents interested in a flu shot will be able to receive one.

“As flu season approaches, we are encouraging all Prince George’s County Residents to protect their health, the health of their family, friends, and co-workers by providing access to the seasonal flu vaccine,” said Health Officer, Pamela Creekmur. “For that reason, we are offering an opportunity for the public to come in to a clinic and receive a flu vaccine free of charge.”

The flu vaccine will be administered October 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782.

Other opportunities for the public to receive FREE flu shots include:

Health Department
Community Flu Clinic Schedule
10/12/2013
Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Northwestern
High School
7000 Adelphi Road Hyattsville,
MD 20782
10/19/2013
Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Largo
High School
505 Largo
Road Largo, MD 20772
10/26/2013
Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friendly
High School
10000
Allentown Road, Fort Washington, MD 20774
10/28/2013
Monday
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Springhill Lake
Recreation Center
6101
Cherrywood Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Health Department
Onsite Flu Clinic Schedule
10/16/13-until
supply is exhausted
Wednesdays
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
D. Leonard Dyer
Regional Health Center
Immunization Program
9314 Piscataway Road Clinton MD 20735
10/16/13-until
supply is exhausted
Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cheverly Health
Center

Immunization Program
3003 Hospital Drive
Cheverly MD 20785
10/16/13-until
supply is exhausted
Thursdays
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Cheverly Health Center
Communicable Disease Control
Program
3003 Hospital Drive
Cheverly MD 20785

For more information on flu shots, please call 301-883-7879

Tomorrow at the Hollywood Farmers Market, Sept 7, 2013

Please see below this week’s Hollywood Farmers Market Newsletter. See you all tomorrow

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A Visit to the Caspari Farm 

Trip to Caspari Farm

Shortly after graduating from Eco City Farm’s 11-month Immigrant Farmers Program, North College Park’s Roy Caspari decided to put his new knowledge to use and turn his backyard into a small urban farm. Roy and his wife R.T recently gave a tour of their backyard farm, located on the west side of the Hollywood neighborhood, to a dozen local residents, including Hollywood Farmers Market board members, vendors and customers. They even served their visitors coffee and breakfast.

Back in early May, when planning for the farmers market was still underway, one board member asked Roy to become a vendor and encouraged him to plant enough to sell. Roy acted quickly, buying some lettuce and spicy green mix and planting them in the ground. ”We did it – boom, boom, boom!” Now shoppers can buy a bag of fresh harvested greens from Eastern Delights—the name of the Caspari’s business—as well as their delicious spring rolls, green smoothies and vegetable fritters.

In addition to planting greens, the Caspari farm includes fruits; herbs (including basil, onion, and garlic); vegetables like green beans and potatoes.

Featured Vendor: Red Chimney Flower Farm  

For the last 15 years, local markets have benefited from the variety of fresh-cut annual and perennials, including lisianthus plants, that this Bowie-based vendor offers—and now so do shoppers at our market. For more than seven months of the year, this farmer grows more than 100 varieties of flowers, offering customers the “usual and unusual” straight from the garden.

Red Chimney Flower Farm at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Be sure to stop by this vendor’s table to check out the colors and scents of this wide range of fresh-cut flowers.

This week’s Vendors

1. Calvert Farm
2. SunSplash Farm
3. Pleitez Farm
4. Legacy Manor
5. Shlagal Farms
6. Conscious Alchemy
7. Morning Glory Farm
8. Heavenly Created Desserts
9. Christiane’s Knits and Gardens
10. Ear Gear
11. Silent Beading
12. Fertile Soil Teas
13. Caspari Farm
14. Green sprouts
15. Coffee Barn
16. Tiffany’s Oven
17. Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
18. Create Peace Jeweleries
19. Eastern Delights
20. Uptown Bakers
21. Red Chimney Flower Farm
22. Chic Expressions
23. Ozlem Crafts
24. Henna Art
25. Phil’s Dills
26. John & Allie’s Tea Pops
27. Razan Center for Massage & Health
28. Ferguson Family Farm

Featured Produce: Butternut Squash

Sweet and nutty—that’s the way people often describe the taste of this yellow-orange, autumn-ripening squash, which some people call a fruit and others call a vegetable. Whatever you call it, it’s delicious, whether roasted or toasted, pureed for soups, or mashed to use in breads. And an added bonus to this delicious vegetable is that it is super-high in vitamin A with vitamin C close behind.

The hardest part of cooking a butternut squash is removing the hard outer skin, but you can make that easier by simply roasting it. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, remove the seeds, lightly brush with cooking oil, and place the cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees, and, depending on its size, it should be soft and ready-to-eat in 45 to 60 minutes.

After cooking, or even while cooking, it can be seasoned with sweet spices like nutmeg and cinnamon and/or butter. Once it’s out of the oven, try a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

Recipe of the Week:  Tuscan-Style Stewed Squash

Makes 8 to 10 side-dish servings
Ingredients
3 tbs olive oil
2 celery stalks (approx 1 cup), finely chopped
1 medium red onion (approx 1 cup), finely chopped
3 medium carrots (approx 1 cup), finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 whole stems rosemary
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
½ cup dry white wine
1 to 2 large butternut squashes, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 10 cups)
1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, liquid reserved
2/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Farm fresh squash at the Hollywood Farmers market


Heat oil in medium pot over medium-low heat. Add celery, onion, carrots, garlic, rosemary and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until vegetables are soft, adding water as needed to avoid sticking.

Add wine. Cook for 3 minutes.

Add squash, and stir well to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until vegetables have softened. Add water if needed.

Add tomatoes from can one at a time, crush with hands. Add ½ cup reserved tomato liquid.
Add stock. Season with salt and pepper.

Simmer, uncovered for 20 to 30 minutes or until squash is tender.


Hollywood Farmers Market is located at the Hollywood Shopping Center (near REI) on Saturdays from 8am to 12 noon. Email: Hollwoodmarketcp@gmail.com. Phone: (301) 659 – 6295 Like us on the FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodmarket
Copyright © 2013 Hollywood Farmers Market, All rights reserved. www.Hollywoodmarket.org

Lackawanna Green Street Design

At last Tuesday’s meeting, the Council discussed the Lackwanna Green Street project in a more detail. So far 30% of the design work has been completed. I have posted the design picture above. The City has been working to get funding for the next 60% of the work. Once we have that, the design will be discussed in a more detail in the community.

We raised some concerns about the impact of rain water on possible flooding, as many of the nearby residential houses experience floods when it rains heavy. The designer told us there is negative impact of the design on flooding, as the water will be mostly absorbed by the planters. There were also questions on the maintenance of the plantation area, something the City and the County will be doing jointly.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

City Announces Bid to Demolish Two North College Park Eyesores

9091 Baltimore ave

9091 Baltimore ave

9339 Baltimore avenue

9339 Baltimore avenue

The City has recently put out bids to demolish two eyesores in north College Park. Both are located on Route 1 (9001 and 9339 Baltimore avenue).

You can find more about the bid (RFP – Request for Proposal) here on City’s website.

A $75,000 Community Legacy fund will be used to demolish these properties.

At 9091 Baltimore Avenue location, formerly called JPI East development, Metropolitan Development will be building a mixed-use project  with 228 apartments, 55 townhomes, 3,955 SF of retail.

The demolition is expected to be completed in this fall.

 

 

 

Lackawanna Street and Rhode Island Avenue to Get Stormwater Planters

Storm water planters like this will be installed on Lackwanna and Rhode Island avenue

At tonight’s Council worksession, the Council will discuss its plan to install storm water planters on two city streets.

In March, the City awarded a contract to the Low-Income Development Center (LIDC) for consulting services to put $18,500 toward design of stormwater management improvements on Lackawanna Street and $16,500 toward design of improvements on Rhode Island Ave.

A stormwater planter is a specialized planter installed in the sidewalk area that is designed to manage street and sidewalk runoff. It is normally rectangular, with four concrete sides providing structure and curbs for the planter.

Five stormwater planters and two porous pavement sections are designed for the Lackawanna Street section between Narragansett Parkway and 53rd Avenue. Due to the extensive underlay of utility lines in the street Right Of Way, additional LID features were not possible. The stormwater planters will on average be 25 feet by 5 feet and occupy locations along the landscape strip next to the Street.

Curb cuts will allow runoff to enter the street planters which will be filled with bioretention soils and a gravel layer beneath. Suitable plants will be selected that provide water quality enhancements and are aesthetically pleasing. The porous pavement is designed on 53 rd Avenue and will be two strips 36 feet by 8 feet along the parking lanes.

In addition to the LID feature, the planting of street trees within the sidewalks of Lackawanna Street is recommended. These improvements together will enhance the stormwater runoff water quality on Lackawanna Street and ultimately water quality in receiving waters. The structural LID features will result in almost 40 % ofthe water quality storm (1.0 inch storm) being treated which translates to approximately one third of a million gallons annually treated from the Lackawanna Street drainage area.

The included design drawings are completed at the 30% design level. Future work that would be required to further the design are-
• Detailed survey information of site area including identification of underground utilities
• Soil tests (soil boring) to be conducted to check if stormwater planters could be constructed without under drains and obtain depths to seasonal high ground water
• Review current 30% design and revise as required based on new survey information
• Consult with Prince George’s County DPW&T to obtain pre-approval for proposed LID retrofits
• Develop 60% design drawings based on the new information

Free Bulk Trash, Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding Events

Got junk?

Got junk?

City residents may drop off bulky trash, electronics for recycling, and yard trim to the Public Works facility (9217 51st Avenue) in the first and second Saturdays in October (7:30 am to 12 pm). Hazardous materials will not be accepted (shingles, propane tanks, paint, etc.). Air conditioners, heat pumps, refrigerators and freezers may incur a disposal fee; tires will incur a disposal fee of $4.00 each. These weekends are only open for College Park City residents; you must show proof of residency in the City of College Park to participate.

You can also donate the items you no longer want or need during the cleanup Saturdays! American Rescue Workers will be present to accept clothing and household items. Community Forklift will be collecting reusable building, landscape, and gardening supplies (surplus or salvaged). All items need to be in good condition. Clean out your homes, garages, and sheds, and bring over the items you no longer use or need, donate them for reuse, and receive a tax deduction for your donations.

Remember – you MUST be a resident of the City of College Park AND bring proof of City residency in order to participate. Call or email Public Works with questions or for more information (240-487-3590; publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov).

Document shredding services will be available to City of College Park residents on teh first Saturday of October (October 5, 8am to 12 pm). 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 resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of residency to participate.