City of College Park, Maryland

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Public Works

Public Works

Public Works is located at Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park, Maryland 20740; Telephone: 240-487-3590; FAX: 301-474-0825; Email: Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., except City holidays.

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


Events & Announcements

Curbside Leaf Collection Begins November 4th

Starting Monday, November 4th, the Public Works Department will begin curbside vacuum collection of leaves. Look for signs posted in your neighborhood for collection dates or visit and click on the Public Works link on the left side for the collection schedule.

Until curbside leaf vacuum collection begins, residents should continue to set out yard waste on regularly scheduled collection days (same day as refuse and recycling collection), using paper yard waste bags or reusable containers only. Brush, branches, sticks and shrubs are collected Thursdays and Fridays by appointment; call 240-487-3590 or email before setting your brush out at the curb.

Look for the posted signs to know when curbside leaf collection will occur in your neighborhood. Collection schedules are tentative; please refer to the city website or contact Public Works for the most updated information.

Public Works Closed Monday November 11th

All City departments are closed on November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. Refuse and recycling will be collected on a slide schedule: Monday routes will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday routes will be picked up Wednesday, and Wednesday routes will be picked up Thursday. Brush and special trash will be collected on Friday, November 15th only during this holiday week. You must call or email in advance to schedule a pickup appointment. There will be no curbside leaf collection on November 11. Please check the Curbside Leaf Collection page for schedule updates.

America Recycles Day Sculpture Workshop: Saturday, November 16th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Davis Hall, 9217 51st Ave

College Park Department of Public Works and College Park Arts Exchange are offering a day-long arts workshop led by arts specialist Aaron Springer on Saturday, November 16th for mixed age groups to build a person-sized sculpture out of recyclable materials.

Bring your recyclables (no glass, please) and ideas on how to transform them into artful sculptures – teams are encouraged! Space is limited, so please register by Wednesday, November 13th.

This will be a wonderful workshop for families, scouts, fellowship groups, or any group of friends.

To register, or for more information, please contact CPAE (; 301-927-3013) or Public Works (; 240-487-3590).

Compost & Wood Mulch

Update 11/01/13 - The City of College Park is again selling SMARTLEAF® compost. SMARTLEAF (screened compost) is available for $20.00 per cubic yard and wood mulch is available for $8.00 per cubic yard (all including tax). Material may be picked up at Public Works Monday through Friday 8:00 – 11:30am and 1:00 – 3:30pm. Deliveries have been suspended for the season. Please check back in the spring for delivery options. For questions and availability, please call 240-487-3590 or email