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Public Works

Public Works

Updated 4/11/2017

 Events and Announcements

Department of Public Works at 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.
Cashier Window Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.*
*Starting May 1, 2017 we will close at 4:00 p.m.

Click here for a printable 2016-2017 Holiday and Refuse Collection Schedule
(for a Spanish version, click here )

College Park Residential Back Yard Compost Bin Program -- SOLD OUT

Currently all backyard compost bins have been sold out but are anticipated to be back in stock in early summer. Residents can request to be added to a pre-order list by emailing

For a limited time, residents can purchase a backyard compost bin from the City for $20.00! 

 It's A Great Time To Plant Trees On Your Property

Homeownership grant

Why plant trees on your property? Trees provide many benefits for homeowners, including interception of rain water and reduction of storm water runoff, reducing residential cooling & heating costs, carbon sequestration, and increasing property values (just to name a few).

Beginning in 2017, City of College Park property owners can apply for reimbursement of up to $150.00 annually for trees planted on their residential lot in College Park. Click here for the Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP) Application and Guidelines. The completed application should be sent to for review and approval.

There are several other programs available to residents to provide funding for tree planting on private property. Now is a good time to begin planning for the spring planting season! Click on the links below for more information and to get started.  Click here to learn more about the Prince George's County Rain Check Rebate Program and click here for an application.

Yard Waste

Leaves, grass and soft clippings should be put in paper bags or reusable containers.* Put at the curb on the same day as your refuse and recycling collection. If you have a lot of bags to collect, please call to schedule a pickup to ensure collection.

Call 240-487-3590 or email to schedule a special pick up for woody clippings, brush and logs.  Brush must be bundled and tied with twine or rope, and be less than 5 feet long and weigh less than 75 lbs.You may also use paper yard waste bags or a reusable container.*
*Yard waste stickers are available for free at any City facility.

City Services at Davis Hall

The City of College Park now provides new services at the window in the lobby of Davis Hall,
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to better serve the residents of College Park.

The following services will now be provided:
•    Payment and processing for parking zone permits 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3, 3A, 4, 5 and 9
•    Payment of all City of College Park parking fines
•    Appeals forms for parking violations
•    Maryland Non-Resident Vehicle Registration permit
•    MVA flag releases due to non-payment of parking fines
•    Purchase or renew the Prince George's County annual pet license (dogs, cats and ferrets)

Plastic Bags Are Not Allowed in Blue Recycling Cart

Please do not put any plastic bags in the blue recycling cart. If plastic bags are found in the blue cart, it will not be collected.  All plastic bags/film need to be removed from the cart, then it will be emptied on your next collection day.  Residents should place approved recyclables loose in the blue cart.

Prince George’s County does NOT accept plastic bags in any form at the Materials Recovery Facility where the City’s singlestream recycling is taken. These bags jam the sorting machines causing the entire facility to shut down, and it increases maintenance costs. 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; as well as Target, Best Buy and Ikea.

Click here to see a video from Chicago showing you why you shouldn't put plastic bags in with your recycling. 

Plastic bags/film include: retail bags, plastic wrapping on food, plastic sandwich bags, dry-cleaning bags, newspaper bags, and 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:

Compost & Wood Mulch

The following is a list of materials sold for pickup at the Public Works yard:

  • SMARTLEAF® compost: Available
  • Wood Mulch: Available

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.


Contact Information

Robert T. Stumpff, Director of Public Works
Brenda Alexander, Assistant Director, Public Works
Robert Marsili, Assistant Director, Public Works
Operations & Facilities
Steven E. Halpern, City Engineer
Carolanne Linder, Safety Officer
Janet McCaslin, Recycling/Sustainability Coordinator