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Leaf Pickup Schedule – November 18 to December 2, 2022

The Public Works recently updated the leaf pickup schedule. Please see the updated schedule below. The key dates for our area are: Rhode Island Ave East: November 23 and 28 Rhode Island Ave West: November 29 and 30 For more information, please see City’s webpage on the curbside leaf collection here: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/203/Special-Collections#curbsideleaf

Sunday November 20th, 2022 in Leaf collection, Public Works | No Comments »

Reminder: TOMORROW: First October Cleanup and Shredding Event

Our first October Cleanup Saturday is from 7:30 am-12 pm at our Dept. of Public Works. You can drop off bulky trash, white goods, brush, and more! These items don’t count against the bulk trash limits You can get up to 5-cubic yards of wood mulch per cleanup day for FREE! Tomorrow only – Document […]

Friday October 7th, 2022 in Public Works | Comments Off on Reminder: TOMORROW: First October Cleanup and Shredding Event

MARTLEAF® Compost and Wood Mulch are available!

MARTLEAF® Compost and Wood Mulch are available again at the Public Works facility. Compost is $28.00 per cubic yard, and wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard. Material may be picked up at Public Works on Mon.-Fri. between 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m or during Public Work’s clean-up days […]

Friday September 23rd, 2022 in Public Works | Comments Off on MARTLEAF® Compost and Wood Mulch are available!

Council Approves Curbside Food Scrap Composting Program

At last week’s meeting., the Council awarded a contract for the new Curbside Food Scrap Collection Program. The goal of the program was to begin the process of diverting food waste from the landfill, which comprises of approximately 25% of discarded municipal solid waste, and to gauge the number of participants for possible expansion of […]

Sunday September 11th, 2022 in Public Works | Comments Off on Council Approves Curbside Food Scrap Composting Program

Curbside Food Scrap Collection Coming Soon!

The City of College Park is rolling out a new curbside food scrap collection program this fall! If your household currently receives curbside trash and recycling collection within the City of College Park, then you are eligible to participate; residential collections only. Households can register by filling out the online form here. Public Works staff […]

Monday August 22nd, 2022 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Curbside Food Scrap Collection Coming Soon!

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