WEEKLY BULLETIN | May 13, 2022
Friday Night Live! - Tonight!
Friday, May 13, 2022 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | City Hall Plaza

The City of College Park is hosting a series of concerts this summer and you are invited! Join us at City Hall Plaza tonight! The event is rain or shine.

The event series will feature a variety of musical genres and performers and will include something for everyone: music, food, beer, and entertainment. There will be children’s performers, activities and arts and crafts available for kids as well. 

Parking will be offered for free at the Downtown College Park parking garage at the corner of Yale and Knox.


Pitch in while you move-out! Help others and keep re-usable goods out of the landfill.

To get rid of waste, you can drop-off, schedule pickups (if available), or recycle. For more information, please Click Here.

Don't forget, Saturday May 21 is the final Spring Saturday Cleanup! This is the last opportunity to dispose of items without incurring a collection fee for bulk items. The Department of Public Works facility will be open for residents and off-campus student rentals to drop off bulky trash, white goods, electronics recycling, brush, and yard trim. Visit this link for details.
Purple Line Construction Notice: Temporary Lane Closures on Route 1/Baltimore Avenue

Beginning on or about April 28, 2022, crews continue utility relocations at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue (US Route 1) and Rossborough Lane for approximately 3 weeks, weather permitting. Temporary lane closures on Baltimore Avenue (US Route 1) may occur between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.
The Hollywood Farmer's Market is Back!
Saturdays, 9am - 1pm
The Hollywood Farmers Market started its 10th year on May 7th! Shop from a varied selection of vendors, including an orchard from Pennsylvania, meats from western Maryland, produce from northern Maryland, and much more! Visit them on Saturdays from 9am-1pm in the Hollywood Shopping Center.
ARPA Assistance Funding Awards

In March 2021, the U.S. Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA provides funding for many programs and services to residents and small businesses of College Park. The graph below will illustrate some of the uses and positive impact of ARPA funding in our community. 
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 is distributing more than 1,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits to City residents. 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. 
All City offices are closed Memorial Day
The City of College Park will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Refuse and recycling will occur one day later than normal during this holiday week:

  • Monday collections will occur Tuesday, May 31
  • Tuesday collections will occur Wednesday, June 1
  • Wednesday collections will occur Thursday, June 2
Special collections for brush and bulky items will only be scheduled for Friday, June 3, of this holiday week. You must call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule a pickup before setting your items out to the curb.
Electronics Drop Off location
City of College Park residents can bring electronics for recycling to the drop off box near the entrance of the front doors to Davis Hall. No more than 3 items can be disposed of at no cost.

  • Acceptable: TVs, monitors, mouse pointers, keyboards, microwaves, gaming systems, computers, hard drives, cell phones, printers, laptops, surge protectors, copiers, fax machines, telephone systems, cable, circuit boards, and toner cartridges.

  • Unacceptable: Light bulbs of any kind (LED, CFL, Fluorescent light bulbs or tubes) or batteries of any kind. 
Recycle Aluminum
Did you know...

It takes 95% less energy to make a can from a can.
Keep grass clippings off the street!
As you take care of your lawn this season, do not sweep or blow grass and leaves into the street. Instead, you can leave the grass clippings on the lawn to recycle the nutrients or start a compost pile in your backyard (click here for a brochure from the Maryland Department of Agriculture.) You may also place clippings in paper bags or reusable containers for weekly curbside pickup on the same day as your trash and recycling collection.

Lawn clippings and debris that are left in the street wash into storm drains and storm sewers, potentially clogging them, which may result in flooding. Debris that washes into storm sewers is transported through local waterways and eventually to the Chesapeake Bay, threatening aquatic life and drinking water quality.

Soft yard waste and woody yard waste
Are you confused about how to separate yard waste? Do you know the difference between soft yard waste and woody brush, and why they are collected separately?

Soft yard waste and woody brush are processed independently into two different end products; therefore, these materials should be prepared separately for collection and further processing.

  • Soft yard waste (grass, leaves, flowers, weeds and soft clippings that are less than ½” in diameter) is picked up year-round on your regularly scheduled collection day.

  • Woody yard waste (branches, shrubs, brush, and small logs) is collected year-round on Thursday and Friday by appointment only. Please email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov or call 240-487-3590 to schedule a collection.

  • Paper bags, beige yard waste carts or reusable containers can be used to contain either of these materials set out for collection.
Are you interested in having a tree planted on your residential property?
The City is gauging interest in a potentially new tree planting program for residents. If you are interested in having a tree planted on your property by a contractor, please complete the interest form on the City website in the trees section or click here. When filling out the form, select "Tree Planting on residential property" or contact horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov.
Mosquito Control

Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito Control Program

From late May through September, the City cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to identify and control mosquito populations with spraying and larviciding.

The program consists of:
  • LARVICIDING STANDING WATER: Treatments are made monthly by MDA personnel to known areas of standing water to control mosquito larva that will prevent development into adult moquitoes.
  • SPRAYING TO CONTROL ADULT MOSQUITOES: MDA has designated Wednesday night for adult mosquito spraying the city (when thresholds are met). Spraying will only begin after dark and may continue until midnight or later. If you see a truck in your community spraying during the day, please note that it is not from the State of Maryland. As a precaution, MDA advises residents to bring in pets, stay inside their homes and close their windows while the spray truck is in the vicinity. Please remain in your home for at least 30 minutes after the truck has left. If there are people outside when the truck passes by, MDA will not spray and will not return that night. Spray applications are made by truck-mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayers. The spray schedule shifts, and the frequency will be determined by surveillance data collected and complaints received. This means that your neighborhood may or may not be sprayed. 

In order for MDA personnel to spray, they will first survey the area of concern using traps and landing rate counts, (they may also request access to your property to place a trap for their survey). If mosquito count thresholds are met, they may make a control spray application in the neighborhood, but please be aware that they do not spray individual properties.
Request for Exemption from Adult Mosquito Control Services
Residents can request exclusion from the adult spray program by completing an exemption form annually and return it to:

Program Supervisor, Mosquito Control Section
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401

If you don't have a printer, the local office for MDA Mosquito Control in College Park has offered to send residents a form via DocuSign. To request the form be sent to you via email, please send an email to skeetermd1.mda@maryland.gov.

West Nile and Zika virus are both transmitted by mosquitoes. To help control the mosquito population in your community, remember to tip anything that holds water on a weekly basis (birdbaths, old tires, plastic children’s toys, tarps, pet dishes etc.)

For permanent areas of standing water (ponds, rain barrels, etc.), mosquito "torpedoes" slowly and continuously release an insect growth regulator into the water that prevents adult mosquito development for up to 2 months. The City offers mosquito torpedoes for residents – more information can be found on our website www.collegeparkmd.gov/mosquitoes.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
May 2 - May 8, 2022
There were no municipal infractions issued for the violation 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
April 29 - May 5, 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.
Bike to Work Day - Registeration Ends soon!
Friday, May 20, 2022 | 6:30 - 8:30 am | City Hall Plaza

Bike to Work Day is an annual event held throughout the DC Metropolitan area to promote alternative commutes, environmental health, and bike safety in the community. Each year, the City’s pit stop attracts over 150 riders. This year’s event will be held on the morning of Friday, May 20, 2022. Bikers can join us at our new City Hall Plaza for a free t-shirt and refreshments before biking to work.

To register for the event, please visit https://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/register
Memorial Day Observance
Monday, May 30, 2022 | 11am | College Park Veterans Memorial

The City of College Park will hold its annual 2022 Memorial Day observance, Monday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the College Park Veterans Memorial at the intersection of Baltimore Ave. and Greenbelt Rd.

The program will include music, speakers, and wreath laying in fitting tribute to the men and women who have served our country. Please bring pictures of your loved ones, veterans alive or passed to share on our Honors Table.

Parking is available near Bowlero at 9021 Baltimore Ave. This event is sponsored by the City's Veterans Memorial Committee.

Final Spring Clean-Up Saturday - May 21
The final spring cleanup event is Saturday, May 21, 7:30 am - 12:00 noon, at the Department of Public Works, 9217 52st Avenue

The City's Department of Public Works facility will be open for City residents to drop off bulky trash, white goods, electronics recycling, brush, and yard trim. There are no fees for appliances or electronics, and bulk trash dropped off does not count toward your bulk trash amounts.

You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency to participate.

Bricks, concrete, rock, hazardous materials such as shingles, propane tanks, car batteries, paint, etc.


  • Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes (small quantities) – must be intact. Includes LED lamps, U-shaped or circular fluorescent lamps, High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps, Ultra Violet (UV) lamps, Incandescent Bulbs, Halogen or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s).

  • Household batteries for recycling (small quantities). 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.

  •  Block Styrofoam for recycling (coolers and large blocks of packing material).
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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