City of College Park, Maryland

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Public Works

Public Works

Public Works
Davis Hall
9217 51st Avenue
College Park, Maryland 20740
Telephone: 240-487-3590
Fax: 301-474-0825
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., except City holidays

Events & Announcements

Spring Cleanup at Public Works

The City of College Park Public Works Department (9217 51st Avenue) will be open for City residents all four Saturdays in April from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The clean up days on April 5, 12, 19, and 26 are available for City of College Park residents only; you must show proof of residency in the City of College Park to participate.

Residents may drop-off bulky trash, electronics and molded/block Styrofoam® for recycling, 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, we 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, refrigerators and freezers may incur a disposal fee; tires will incur a disposal fee of $4.00 each.

SMARTLEAF® compost and wood mulch will also be available for sale – residency is NOT required.

We will also be working with Community Forklift and American Rescue Workers 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 light fixtures, tiles and flooring material, cabinets, doors, gardening supplies, and tools. These items will be donated to Community Forklift.
  • Clothing and household items – cookware, dishes, books, linens, games, toys, clothes, shoes, and intact furniture items (NO upholstered furniture or mattresses). These reusable items will be donated to American Rescue Workers.

Compost & Wood Mulch

Update 3/31/2014 – As of April 1, 2014, the City of College Park will be raising its prices of SMARTLEAF® compost, unscreened compost, and wood mulch. SMARTLEAF (screened compost) will now be $23.00 per cubic yard, unscreened compost will be $11.00 per cubic yard, and wood mulch will be $9.00 per cubic yard (all including tax). PLEASE NOTE: we are currently out of unscreened compost and don’t expect it to be available again until sometime in the Fall. Material may be picked up at Public Works Monday through Friday 8:00 – 11:30am and 1:00 – 3:30pm. Deliveries may also be arranged for an additional fee. Delivered material cannot be unloaded in the street or right-of-way and there must be a paved or hard surface for our trucks to drive over. Please call 240-487-3590 or email for more information.


Contact Information

Robert T. Stumpff, Director of Public Works
Brenda Alexander, Deputy Dir. of Public Works
Steven E. Halpern, City Engineer
William Fleming, Public Works Supervisor
Loree O'Hagan, Recycling Coordinator