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Learn How to Keep Mosquitoes Away, and More..

Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito Control Program From late May through September, the City cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to identify and control mosquito populations with spraying and larviciding. The program consists of: LARVICIDING STANDING WATER: Treatments are made monthly by MDA personnel to known areas of standing water to control mosquito […]

Sunday May 15th, 2022 in Public Works | Comments Off on Learn How to Keep Mosquitoes Away, and More..

Moving Out? Don’t Sump. Donate!

Pitch in while you move out! Help others and keep reusable goods out of the landfill. To get rid of waste, you can drop off, schedule pickups (if available), or recycle. For more information, please Click Here. Don’t forget, Saturday, May 21 is the final Spring Saturday Cleanup! This is the last opportunity to dispose […]

Saturday May 14th, 2022 in Environment, Public Works | Comments Off on Moving Out? Don’t Sump. Donate!

City May Start Curbside Food Scrap Collection Program

In the FY23 City budget, Public Works made a funding request for $85,000 to start up a Curbside Food Scrap Collection program. The funding will cover the cost for the first year of a cooperative collection contract and necessary materials. At the budget meeting, I asked the DPW to make a presentation to present the […]

Sunday April 17th, 2022 in Public Works | Comments Off on City May Start Curbside Food Scrap Collection Program

Compost and Wood Mulch are Now Available at Public Works

Compost and wood mulch: click here to schedule a delivery. Material is available year-round for pick up, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Bring a shovel and containers and be prepared to dig.

Friday March 18th, 2022 in Public Works | Comments Off on Compost and Wood Mulch are Now Available at Public Works

City’s Bulk Trash Collection is Going Down Reduction

According to City staff, since the implementation of Bulk Trash Ordinance 20-O-02 in 2020, the Department of Public Works has observed a measurable decrease in collections of bulk trash tonnage. In 2019 (pre-ordinance), the City collected 756.3 tons, while in 2021, the City collected only 534.58 tons – a reduction of 221.72 tons! As part of the City‘s 2021-2025 Strategic […]

Monday February 14th, 2022 in Environment, Public Works | Comments Off on City’s Bulk Trash Collection is Going Down Reduction

College Park Introduces Snow Progress Map

Thanks to our City Staff for rolling out this excellent service recently. Residents can now check the snow progress on the City roadways on this interactive map. New Citizen link for College Park snow progress map. The program allows citizens to zoom in and/or out as well as search for a specific road name. As […]

Monday January 3rd, 2022 in Public Works, Snow | Comments Off on College Park Introduces Snow Progress Map

October Cleanup Saturdays are back

On October 2*, 16 & 23, 2021, at Public Works, 9217 51st Ave. from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., City’s Public Works facility will be open for City residents to drop off bulky trash, white goods, electronics, brush, and yard trim. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency in order to […]

Monday September 20th, 2021 in Public Works | Comments Off on October Cleanup Saturdays are back

Council may Add Exceptions to the Bulk Trash Law

At tonight’s meeting, the Council will hold a public hearing on an amendment to the recently adopted bulk trash ordinance, with a provision for a waiver of the fees in a hardship situation. The ordinance 21-O-06 includes the following language to allow for a fee waiver: “A waiver, in whole or in part, of the fee […]

Tuesday May 25th, 2021 in Public Works | Comments Off on Council may Add Exceptions to the Bulk Trash Law

City may Lease of Certain Fleet Vehicles instead of Purchase

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will discuss a proposal to lease the City’s mid-size vehicles as a cost-effective way to improve the City’s aging fleet of these vehicles. Currently, the City’s vehicle procurement process requires funding from the CIP Vehicle Replacement Plan for vehicle purchases. Funds are available in the CIP – Vehicle Replacement Program. […]

Monday May 3rd, 2021 in Public Works | Comments Off on City may Lease of Certain Fleet Vehicles instead of Purchase

Last April Cleanup Saturdays is Tomorrow

April Cleanup Saturdays April 24 from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue Our last spring cleanup day is next Saturday! For details see below under events or visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=236

Friday April 23rd, 2021 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Last April Cleanup Saturdays is Tomorrow

Council to Review Bulk Trash Pilot Study Results

On January 28, 2020, the Mayor and Council adopted Ordinance 20-O-02 to amend City Code Chapter 119, “Refuse, Solid Waste and Special Trash” and Chapter 110, “Fees and Penalties.” The amendments changed how bulky trash is collected; set fees for collections of an excess number of items; and set penalties for violations. According to the […]

Monday April 5th, 2021 in Public Works | Comments Off on Council to Review Bulk Trash Pilot Study Results

April Cleanup Saturdays

April Cleanup Saturdays April 10 & 24 | 7:30 a.m. to Noon The City of College Park’s Department of Public Works (9217 51st Avenue) will be hosting its annual April Cleanup Saturdays events where residents can drop off bulk trash, yard waste, electronics for recycling, and more. Proof of City residency is required for participation. […]

Sunday April 4th, 2021 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on April Cleanup Saturdays

Proposed Street Resurfacing Work for FY2022

Yesterday, the Mayor and Council completed the day-long worksession going over the proposed FY2022 budget. As part of the discussion, the City engineer shared the pavement management plan, which includes the proposed resurfacing work for the new fiscal year. Please see the proposed streets (in red) on the map below.

Sunday March 28th, 2021 in Public Works | Comments Off on Proposed Street Resurfacing Work for FY2022

SMARTLEAF® Compost and Wood Mulch are Available at DPW!

Delivery services have resumed for College Park’s SMARTLEAF® Compost and Wood Mulch products! We will only be running one truck to start on limited days (Thursday/Friday), so spots will fill up quickly until more trucks become available. Request a Compost or Wood Mulch Delivery: www.collegeparkmd.gov/ compostdeliveryrequest. You can pickup material year-round at the Department of […]

Wednesday March 3rd, 2021 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on SMARTLEAF® Compost and Wood Mulch are Available at DPW!

UPDATE – Today’s Snow Storm and Forecast..

I just drove around the neighborhood (in north College Park) and found the streets are very clean. Thanks to our Public Works crews for doing a great job preparing for and executing our snow plan. DPW crews treated City streets on Friday with salt brine and started very early this morning treating and monitoring streets. […]

Sunday January 31st, 2021 in Public Works, Snow | Comments Off on UPDATE – Today’s Snow Storm and Forecast..