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FREE Bulk Cleanup – Today and Next Saturday

The City’s Department of Public Works will be open for City residents Saturday, October 14 (Today) and 21, from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. to drop-off bulky trash, electronics recycling, brush, and yard trim. Please bring proof of City residency to participate!

Onsite document shredding services will be available on Saturday, October 14, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The new yard waste cart and the compost bin will be available to purchase.

Wood mulch and SMARTLEAF® compost will be available for sale. Wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard and Smartleaf® Compost is $28.00 per cubic yard (you do not need to be a resident in order to purchase).

Electronics that may be recycled include, but are not limited to: TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, VCRs, CD, DVD & MP3 players, cell phones & PDAs, printers, scanners, fax machines, telephones, radios, stereos, electric tools, game systems, handheld games, microwaves, cords and cables.

Hazardous materials will not be accepted (shingles, propane tanks, paint, etc.). Air conditioners, heat pumps, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, and freezers may incur a disposal fee; tires will incur a disposal fee of $4.00 each.

Once again we will be working with Community Forklift and GreenDrop to divert items from the landfill that are still in good condition. All donations are tax deductable. Clean out your homes, garages, and sheds, and bring the items you no longer use or need and donate them for reuse. The following types of items will be collected:

Community Forklift – Nonprofit Reuse Center For Home Improvement Building, remodeling, and gardening materials – any surplus or salvaged (in good condition) items from your latest home or garden improvement job, including but not limited to: bricks and pavers, plumbing and light fixtures, tiles and flooring material, cabinets, doors, gardening supplies, and tools, click here to visit Sarkinen Plumbing.

GreenDrop: Clothing and household items – cookware, dishes, books, linens, games, toys, clothes, shoes, and intact furniture items (no upholstered furniture or mattresses/box springs). Click here for full list of acceptable items.

Call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov for more information.

Free October Cleanup Starts Next Saturday

City’s Public Works facility (9217 51st Avenue) will be open for City residents the second and third Saturdays in October, 10/10 and 10/17, from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon ONLY to drop-off bulky trash, electronics and molded/block Styrofoam® for recycling, brush, and yard waste.
Electronics that may be recycled include, but are not limited to: TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, VCRs, CD, DVD & MP3 players, cell phones & PDAs, printers, scanners, fax machines, telephones, radios, stereos, electric tools, game systems, handheld games, microwaves, and cords/cables.
Number 6 expanded polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam®, cannot be contaminated with tape, stickers, food, or other impurities. Additionally, Public Works can only accept molded foam such as blocks used in packaging – no food or beverage containers or packing peanuts.
Hazardous materials will not be accepted (shingles, propane tanks, paint, etc.). Air conditioners, heat pumps, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, and freezers may incur a disposal fee; tires will incur a disposal fee of $4.00 each.
Public Works will also be working with several non-profits again this year to divert items from the landfill that are still in good condition. All donations are tax deductable. Clean out your homes, garages, and sheds, and bring the items you no longer use or need and donate them for reuse.
The following types of items will be collected separately so they may be reused:
Building, remodeling, and gardening materials – any surplus or salvaged (in GOOD condition) items from your latest home or garden improvement job, including but not limited to: bricks and pavers, plumbing and gas and light fixtures, tiles and flooring material, cabinets, doors, gardening supplies, and tools.
Clothing and household items – cookware, dishes, books, linens, games such as panda head, toys, clothes, shoes, and intact furniture items (NO upholstered furniture or mattresses/box springs).
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).
Please let me know if you have any questions!

Annual Bulk Recycling Starts April 4

Got junk?

Got junk?

The Public Works Department is open the first 4 Saturdays in April ( April 4, 11, 18 and 25) from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for City residents to drop off trash and recycling.

This is the only time you may bring items to Public Works for disposal (other than used motor oil).

The following items will be accepted:

  • Bulk trash
  • Yard trim
  • Brush, branches, and stumps
  • Electronics
  • Styrofoam®: molded block foam only, no food/beverage containers or packing peanuts
  • Scrap metal
  • Community Forklift donations
  • American Rescue Worker donations
  • Document shredding: only available during one cleanup event per year. Please check below for the next shredding event.

There may be a charge for A/C units, heat pumps, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, and freezers. There is a $4 charge for each tire.

Household hazardous waste (including shingles and propane tanks) will NOT be accepted.

Proof of City residency is required.

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