Because of our cool, wet spring, we still have SMARTLEAF® Compost and *Wood Mulch to beautify your gardens. It is available for pickup or delivery.
Products may be picked up at Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park, MD 20740 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Deliveries of compost can be scheduled for any weekday depending on availability. Delivery cost is based on your location ($20 – $55). If you would like to schedule a delivery, please respond to this email with the following information:
1st delivery date preference (required):
2nd delivery date preference (required):
Quantity (in cubic yards – if you are unsure how much you need, please use this link):
Billing Address (if different than Shipping Address):
Alternate Phone Number (if available):
Delivery Instructions (please be specific about where you want our drivers to offload:
The City take 3 forms of payment: cash, check, or credit card. Payment needs to be made at the time you place your order. If you want to pay by cash or check, you must bring payment to our offices (or mail a check). If you want to pay by credit card, call me at the number below with the information. If I am not able to take your call, you can leave the information on my voicemail (it is pass-coded and only I have access to it). I will need the type of credit card you are using, the card #, and expiration date, and billing zip code. Note: please do not send credit card information by email.
There is a minimum of 1 cubic yard for mulch delivery, and most Commercial Dump Truck services hold a maximum of 6 cubic yards. You may order more than 6 cubic yards at one time, but it will increase the delivery cost. Sorry, but the City cannot unload one delivery in more than one location and the City cannot combine compost and wood mulch in the same trucking load.
*DISCLAIMER: Since all of our products are municipally collected there is the potential for foreign material in them, such as pieces of plastic, sticks, wire or glass. Our products are not chemically treated.
Requirements for deliveries:
No low hanging wires or tree limbs: our trucks are 13 feet tall and the truck bed will rise 20 feet to unload the material. The truck also needs to be able to move forward 5-10 feet with the truck body raised for the material to fully unload.
Delivery areas need to be at least 11 feet wide to accommodate our delivery trucks.
Material cannot be unloaded in the street or public right-of-way (e.g. sidewalk, area between the sidewalk and curb)
You must have a paved/concrete/gravel/compacted surface the driver can access to unload the material (usually a driveway)
Drivers cannot drive over curbs
Trucks cannot drive across grass
If you need to reschedule, we need 1 business day notice
The City deliver in inclement weather
If you have a preferred location for materials to be unloaded and you will not be home for the delivery, it would be helpful for us if you clearly mark the area where you want the delivery to be made (e.g. tarp, chalk mark, bucket, etc.). Otherwise, the driver will attempt to unload materials as far back in your driveway as possible.
Our drivers make the best attempt to meet your delivery request, but overhead utility lines, tree limbs, or other obstructions may make it difficult for the driver to unload materials in an exact location. Your flexibility is appreciated.
The City is not able to offer you a time-frame for delivery. Deliveries are generally made between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The City does offer a courtesy call before our drivers leave the yard with the product. If you need the material in a certain place, please use a tarp or other marker.
You will receive a response by email with a confirmation of the details of your order.