WEEKLY BULLETIN | March 18, 2022
No-Mow Month is this April

City residents must register at www.collegeparkmd.gov/nomowmonthform by March 21, 2022 to receive a yard sign.

The City of College Park is encouraging its residents to reduce or refrain from mowing their lawns in support of local pollinators during the month of April. The pilot “No-Mow April” is an initiative of the City’s Bee City USA Committee and was sanctioned by Mayor and Council to encourage property owners to help our native pollinators grow and thrive during this critical period in their life cycle.

Once you register, you can pick up a yard sign to proudly display in your front yard. They are available at the Department of Public Works and City Hall. When the campaign is over, we request that the signs be returned to the Department of Public Works. 

MDOT SHA Upcoming Project Activity Notice

• Where: Campus Drive at Alumni Drive/Mowatt Lane
• Activity: Sidewalk ramp construction work beginning March 21. Weather and progress permitting, all work should be complete by late spring 2022.
• Work/Flagging Operation Hours: Weekdays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional work times may be needed to expedite this work. Equipment used for construction may be disruptive.
• Motorists and pedestrians should travel undistracted through the work zone and be aware of changing vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns.
• For more information about this work, please contact Mr. Godwin Archibong, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, 443-845-1498.
Proposed Operating Budget & CIP for FY2023

Click here to view the City's Proposed Operating Budget for FY2023.
Pepco Appliance Recycling Offer for March

Pepco is offering customers $75 for a limited time for recycling their old working refrigerators and freezers. Customers must schedule their pick-up by March 31 and have their appliance picked up by April 14 to qualify. Customers can also recycle a dehumidifier or room A/C at the same time to receive an additional $25. Pepco’s Appliance Recycling program typically offers customers $50 for recycling their old appliances.

The Appliance Recycling program aims to save customers energy and money by offering a convenient, environmentally friendly option for getting rid of old appliances. Customers can also select the pick-up option most comfortable for them. Pepco offers in-home no-contact pick-ups, in which contractors pick up the appliance while maintaining a safe distance of six feet from the homeowners, or outside no-contact pick-ups, in which contractors pick up an appliance from a designated garage or outbuilding.

To schedule a pick-up or find out more, visit: www.pepco.com/ApplianceRecycling or call 877-743-3117.
Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) Comprehensive School Boundary Initiative

Interested in learning more about the Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) Comprehensive School Boundary Initiative? Visit https://www.wxyplanning.com/pgcps-boundary-tool/ to put in your address and see three possible scenarios that may pertain to your K-12 students. In some cases, there may be no changes to the current schools your children go to. For more information, visit: https://www.pgcps.org/boundary or en español: https://www.pgcps.org/es/boundary.

From the Education Advisory Committee
COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit Distribution

Limited Number of Free COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits Available for City Residents
The City of College Park will begin distributing more than 1,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits to City residents in early February. If you are a City resident and would like a FREE COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit, you must fill out the reservation request form here. More details are available at https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=334.

More COVID-19 related updates are available at www.collegeparkmd.gov/covid19.
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 

Call 240-487-3590 for more information, or visit: www.colllegeparkmd.gov/products.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at: 240-487-3590 or publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov.

For a list of changes to Special Collection Pickups, including Yard Waste and for information about the Bulk Trash Changes, please visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections.

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Compost and wood mulch: click here to schedule a delivery. Material is available year-round for pick up, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Bring a shovel and containers and be prepared to dig. 
Spring is a Good Time to Plant Trees

If you are interested in having a street tree planted near the curb, reach out to horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov.

Trees provide many benefits such as reduction of cooling and heating costs, interception of rainwater, increasing property values and improving air quality. The City offers a few ways to help.

• REQUESTS FOR STREET TREES. The City has a program that provides for street tree planting in the right-of-way area, which includes the grass strip between the curb and sidewalk. College Park residents interested in requesting a tree can contact the horticulturist at 240-487-3595 or horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov The location will be inspected to determine if it is suitable.

• TREE CANOPY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (TCEP). City of College Park property owners can apply for reimbursement of up to $150.00 annually, for approved tree(s) planted on their residential lot. The completed application should be sent to horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov review and approval. Click here for a link to the guidelines and application.


The City is responsible for tree maintenance of street trees in the rights-of-way, City maintained buildings and parks, and on public property. Trees on private property are the responsibility of the property owner.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
March 7, 2022 to March 13, 2022
There were five municipal infractions issued for two violations of the Noise Ordinance, and none for Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
March 4, 2022 to March 10, 2022
Monthly Public Safety Maps

For monthly Prince George's County Police public safety maps and statistical data for the City of College Park, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/publicsafety.
Clean-Up Saturdays & Shredding Event*
April 2*, 9, 30, and May 21, 2022
7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue

*Shredding event is on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
The City of College Park Public Works facility will be open 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, although anyone can buy compost or wood mulch during this event. Residents may also bring Styrofoam, small quantities of light bulbs and tubes, and batteries for recycling. 

Please note that by participating in City events, you acknowledge and assume all risks and liabilities including possible exposure to illnesses, including but not limited to COVID-19. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
PGPD District 1 Coffee Club:
Webinar (every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.)
Join by phone: 978- 990-5399, Meeting ID: 833 9609 4990, Password: 720306
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