9217 51st Avenue
College Park, Maryland 20740
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., except City holidays
Events & Announcements
Effective 6/15/15, changes will occur to select areas of the refuse/recycling/yard trim collection routes in College Park. Public Works has gone door-to-door and left a doorhanger explaining the changes to those homes and business affected by the revised daily collection routes. Not all residents will be affected by this change.
Please click here to view the revised Daily Collection Map to see if your collection day is changing. If you're still unsure whether your collection day has changed, or have any other questions, please call or email Public Works with your address: 240-487-3590; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effectively immediately, Public Works is asking all residents to refrain from putting plastic bags in the blue recycling cart. This includes loose plastic bags or plastic film, a plastic bag containing other plastic bags/film, or a plastic garbage bag used to contain other recyclables. Shredded paper should now be contained in a paper bag. It can be secured by folding the top and stapling or taping it closed. Residents should place approved recyclables loose in the blue cart.
Plastic bags/film can still be recycled by taking them to a local grocery store. MOMs Organic Market, Shoppers, and Giant all have receptacles at the front of the store for these items. Plastic bags/film include: retail bags, plastic wrapping on food, plastic sandwich bags, dry cleaning bags, newspaper bags, shrink wrap (e.g. around toilet paper and bottled water). For more information on what kind of plastic bags and film should be recycled at the grocery store, visit: http://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/.
Prince George’s County has announced they will no longer accept plastic bags in any form at the Materials Recovery Facility where the City’s single-stream recycling is taken. These bags jam the sorting machines, which causes the entire facility to shut down and also increases maintenance costs. Residents can ensure their clean, dry plastic bags and film are recycled by taking them to their local grocery store.
The following is a list of materials sold for pickup at the Public Works yard:
- SMARTLEAF® compost: Available
- Wood Mulch: Unavailable
We don't anticipate having more wood mulch until the first few months of 2016.
If you would like to receive availability notifications about our compost and wood mulch products, please sign up with College Park Connected. Choose "SMARTLEAF compost and wood mulch" right above the Sign Up button.
Please visit the SMARTLEAF® Compost & Wood Mulch page for more information.
|Robert T. Stumpff, Director of Public Worksemail@example.com|
|Brenda Alexander, Deputy Dir. of Public Worksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Steven E. Halpern, City Engineeremail@example.com|
|William Fleming, Public Works Supervisorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Loree O'Hagan, Recycling Coordinatoremail@example.com|