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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 | No Comments »

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..

December 2020 Leaf Collection Calendar

Saturday December 5th, 2020 in Announcements, Leaf collection, Public Works | Comments Off on December 2020 Leaf Collection Calendar

November 2020 Leaf Collection Calendar

It’s that time of the year. The City has started curbside leaf collection. During curbside leaf collection season, November through mid-January, you can opt to rake your leaves to the curb when the leaf collection crew is scheduled to come through your neighborhood. City has started During Curbside Leaf Collection, signs are posted in your […]

Wednesday November 18th, 2020 in Announcements, Leaf collection, Public Works | Comments Off on November 2020 Leaf Collection Calendar

Paint Recycling this Morning – Until 12 noon

Thank you Public Works for doing a fantastic job with the Paint Recycling this morning. For the first time, residents are having the opportunity to bring unused paints to the Public Works facility and recycle them for FREE. They will collect your unused paints until 12 noon today!

Saturday October 24th, 2020 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Paint Recycling this Morning – Until 12 noon

Milling and Resurfacing Work on Edgewood Road & Rhode Island Ave

Please be advised that on or about tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9th NZI Construction Inc., working for the City, will begin milling and resurfacing Edgewood Road at US 1, Edgewood Road (between 52nd Pl and 53rd Ave), and Rhode Island Ave -west- (Between Lackawanna St and Hollywood Rd). We expect the milling and paving and re-striping […]

Tuesday September 8th, 2020 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Milling and Resurfacing Work on Edgewood Road & Rhode Island Ave

GAT Mosquito Traps

Tired of being bit by mosquitoes in your yard? The City has a limited number of GAT Mosquito traps available to residents for $50.00. These traps are designed to attract and capture mosquitoes without harming birds and bees. They are used successfully throughout neighboring University Park. They work best if they are deployed two per yard. Purchase […]

Friday August 28th, 2020 in Public Works | Comments Off on GAT Mosquito Traps

October Cleanup Saturdays & Shredding Event

October 10 & 24 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park, MD. 20740 The City of College Park Public Works facility will be open for City residents to drop-off bulky trash, white goods, electronics recycling, brush, and yard trim. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and […]

Tuesday August 25th, 2020 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on October Cleanup Saturdays & Shredding Event

Mosquito Spraying is Cancelled for the Season

The City received notification from Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Mosquito Control Section that they will not be conducting the adult mosquito control spray portion of their program this season. The Department of Public Works staff contacted our local County mosquito control representative at MDA to inquire further about the cancellation and was told budget […]

Saturday June 6th, 2020 in Announcements, Public Works | Comments Off on Mosquito Spraying is Cancelled for the Season