City of College Park, Maryland

Public Works


Regular Refuse

  • All refuse carts and recycling containers must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on scheduled refuse days.
  • Carts and recycling containers must be removed from the curb before midnight on refuse collection day.
  • All regular trash should be placed inside the refuse cart. If the volume of household refuse exceeds the capacity of the cart, place refuse in disposable containers next to the cart.
  • Do not place recyclings.
  • Refuse carts must be kept clean by the user.
  • Dogs and other pets must be confined on collection days.
  • Do not place hazardous materials, such as oil, paint, poison, caustics, explosives and pressurized tanks, inside the carts.
  • Any items which could be a hazard to the collector (such as broken glass, etc.) should be placed inside the cart or an impervious disposable container and clearly labeled to indicate the hazard to the collector.

Materials Accepted for Collection

  • Garbage (food waste)
  • Normal household trash and other refuse which is not recyclable
  • Domestic animal waste contained in plastic bags
  • Bulky items such as furniture, mattresses and other miscellaneous items
  • Items such as major appliances, tires, building material, and brush are collected.

Items Not Collected

Roof shingles, dirt, rocks, pressurized containers, explosives, paint, poisons, caustics, any hazardous materials

Trash and Recycling Pick-up Schedule

Monday Calvert Hills, Old Town neighborhood, Knox Box area, College Park Estates, Yarrow, Berwyn, Lakeland
Tuesday College Park Woods, Crystal Springs, Patricia Court, area north of Greenbelt Road and west of Rhode Island Avenue
Wednesday Hollywood, Cherry Hill-Autoville, Sunnyside, area north of Greenbelt Road and east of Rhode Island Avenue

Call 240-487-3590 for more information.

City Holidays

New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Election Day (during presidential election years), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

NOTE: Trash and recycling days will be 1 day later if the holiday falls on a collection day.

Refuse Collection A
Refuse Collection B