The City of College Park Public Works facility will be open on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 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. 

The following items will be collected during clean-up days: 

  • Household batteries for recycling – limit 6. 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.
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes – limit 4.  Must be intact. Includes U-shaped or circular fluorescent lamps, High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps, Ultraviolet (UV) lamps, Incandescent Bulbs, Halogen or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s).
  • Block Styrofoam for recycling (coolers and large blocks of packing material). No packing peanuts, cups or plates

Free Wood Mulch: 

College Park residents can get up to 5-cubic yards of wood mulch per cleanup day for FREE! We can load open bed trucks or trailers, or you can dig your own smaller amount (bring a shovel, and containers and wear sturdy footwear). Free wood mulch is only available during the two cleanup Saturday events, and you must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency to get material for free. 

Items for Purchase: 

You don’t need to be a resident to purchase any of the products except yard waste carts. Check the website for the latest information regarding availability.

    • Rain Barrels $80, limited number available
    • Compost Bins $20 resident, $40 non resident
    • Yard Waste Carts $30, residency required
    • Smartleaf Compost $28 a cubic yard
    • Wood Mulch $12 a cubic yard (Free during event for College Park residents) 

Vine Removal Workshop – One Day Only! 

October 29, 2022 | 9:30 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the City of College Park’s Tree and Landscape Board and the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment. Learn which species are common and why they’re a problem and how to remove them.  Space is limited. Register by October 21, 2022 to participate. Dress appropriately for the weather as an outdoor demonstration is planned. If you’re an avid gardener, they ask you to bring hand pruners with you to the workshop. For more information contact or call 240-487-3595.

October Clean-up Saturdays 

Time: October 22, 2022 – 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park

For more information call or email Public Works at 240-487-3590 or  at

October Clean-Up Saturdays