APRIL 1, 2023, 7:30 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON

Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park, MD 20740.

The College Park Public Works facility will be open some Saturday mornings in the Spring and Fall 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 bring proof of City residency to participate.

Bulk trash brought to DPW on cleanup days does not count toward bulk trash limits, nor are any fees applied for appliances, televisions, or monitors. There is a $4 fee for all tires.

PUBLIC WORKS DOES NOT ACCEPT: Brick, concrete, rock, propane tanks, hazardous materials such automotive batteries, ammunition, automotive fluids/fuels, cleaning agents, cooking oil, mercury, insecticide/herbicide, fertilizer, oil-based paints, pool chemicals, photographic chemicals, roof shingles, smoke detectors, solvents, sealants, varnishes and stains. Make sure to use oil water separators to removes oils, grease and hydrocarbons, leaving only the non-hazardous water. View the affordable bund lining prices at bundwalllining.co.uk to keep your water from being contaminated. You may also consider using Chemical Resistant Lining Systems for the best results.

Wood mulch and SMARTLEAF® screened compost will also be available, you don’t need to be a resident in order to purchase.


Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes (small quantities) – must be intact. Includes LED lamps,
U-shaped or circular fluorescent lamps, High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps, Ultra Violet (UV) lamps, Incandescent Bulbs, Halogen or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s).

Household batteries for recycling (small quantities). This includes rechargeable batteries such as Li-Ion, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Ni-Zn; Single-use alkaline batteries such as AA, AAA, 9V, C, D button cell, and lithium primary. No damaged batteries; no automotive batteries.

Block Styrofoam for recycling (coolers and large blocks of packing material).

Eco Shred offers a monthly community shred event on the last Saturday of EVERY month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 5600 Columbia Park Road, Cheverly, MD 20785. Cost is $10.00 per vehicle, 20 box maximum, and paper is shredded on-site. 301-386-3010.