Spring Clean Up Month
April is designated as ‘Spring Clean Up Month’. The Public Works facility will be open Saturdays during the month of April for residents of College Park. Proof of residency is required. There may be a charge for items such as tires, A/C units, heat pumps, refrigerators and freezers. Hazardous waste will not be accepted. Due to the popularity of the “Spring Clean Up Month” in April, the public works facility will also be open Saturday’s in October. A collection container for used motor oil disposal is always accessible.
Curbside Leaf Collection
November 1 - December 31
January 1st-March 31st
Yard Waste Collection
January - October
Yard Waste includes grass clippings, leaves, and trimmings. Grass clippings provide an excellent source of nutrients when left on your lawn. If you bag your yard waste, it will be picked up on regular trash days if it is at the curb by 7:00 a.m. You must use paper yard waste bags or an approved reusable container (see below for more information).
Paper Bags and Reusable Containers:
Call 240-487-3590 for more information
Snow and Ice Control
Public Works crews plow and salt City streets and parking lots to clear snow and ice.
SNOW AND ICE CONTROL – PARK ON THE EVEN SIDE!
What Residents Can Do:
Always plan to set your refuse and recycling carts out for your regularly scheduled day during snow events. Refuse and recycling collections may occur later in the day than normal, but you should not expect collections to be delayed until the following day.
A gypsy moth egg mass count is conducted in the fall to monitor population changes. If egg mass counts are high enough, an aerial spray application may be recommended to prevent excessive damage the following spring by the feeding caterpillars. If a treatment area is identified the City will delineate a spray block area and schedule a control application. Gypsy moth surveys are important to prevent future outbreaks.
During the spring & summer, the City of College Park cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture to identify and control mosquito populations. Larviciding treatments are made by Maryland Department of Agriculture personnel beginning in the spring and continuing throughout the summer. Requests for local spraying should be made to Public Works, which will be forwarded to the Maryland Department of Agriculture who will determine if spraying is warranted. If count thresholds are met, the Department of Agriculture may spray for mosquitoes. Wednesday night is the designated time when spraying for adult mosquitoes will occur in College Park.
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