WEEKLY BULLETIN | September 23, 2022

Redistricting Commission

The City Charter (§C2-2, "Districts") requires that the Council review council district boundaries at least once every 10 years, soon after the decennial census is available.

Since May 2022, the Redistricting Commission has been reviewing population data from the 2020 Census, the University of Maryland's residential population, and projections for residential projects under construction. 

Residents can review preliminary redistricting maps and provide public comment at


Leave public comment 

Curbside Food Scrap Collection

The City of College Park is rolling out a new curbside food scrap collection program this fall!

If your household currently receives curbside trash and recycling collection within the City of College Park, then you are eligible to participate; residential collections only.


How Do I Sign Up?

Residents can sign up online and choose container(s). Participants are required to select either a 12-gallon wheeled cart ($13.00), or a 5-gallon bucket ($9.00). Participants can also choose to purchase a small kitchen pail ($5.00) to store food scraps inside their homes.

For more information, call 240-487-3590 or visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/foodscraps.

Sign Up Here

SmartLeaf Compost and Wood Mulch

Compost is $28.00 per cubic yard, and wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard. Material may be picked up Mon.-Fri. between 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Material is available year-round (while supplies last) at the Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park, MD 20740. Delivery is available through October and can be arranged for an additional fee - click here to place an order.


During Public Work’s clean-up days, October 8 and October 22, 2022, the public can pick up material from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. You do not need to be a resident to purchase.

For more information on compost click here, or wood mulch click here. For further questions, please call 240-487-3593.

For more information about purchasing Compost or Wood Mulch please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/gardens.

Compost and Mulch Delivery

College Park Day Volunteers

Want to take part in an awesome community event? Do you (or your student) need Student Service Learning Hours or Community Service Hours?

Volunteer for College Park Day on October 15, 2022! There are lots of different opportunities like set-up/breakdown, games, stage, welcome table and more!

Email events@collegeparkmd.gov with the subject line "Volunteer" for more information!

Electronics Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

Saturday, September 24 | 8:30am-12:30pm | 4545 Ammendale Road, Beltsville, MD

On September 24th, PGC Department of the Environment will hold an Electronics Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, located at 4545 Ammendale Rd, Beltsville, MD 20705, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

County residents can drive-thru or drop off accepted Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic items. 

Find a list of acceptable electronics and HHW items here

For more information, visit environment.mypgc.us or contact PGC311.  

Free Trees for PG County Families

The Family Tree Adoption Program (FTAP) of Prince George's County, Maryland is providing free trees and shrubs to all PG County homeowners and families. Beautify your yard, improve your family's health, and make your neighborhood gorgeous!

Simply text FTAP to 31279 or call 240-495-4944. Delivery is free! 

Metzerott Road Access Closure

As of 9/21, vehicular access to Metzerott Road from Baltimore Avenue has been closed permanently as part of the Baltimore Avenue Reconstruction Project. To learn more, visit the MDOT SHA US1 site.

Trolley Trail Electric Line Clearance

PEPCO is planning to perform electric line clearance tree work on the Trolley Trail between Patuxent Avenue and Berwyn House Road during the upcoming week of September 26th. Asplundh, PEPCO’s tree contractor, will have trucks and crews working on the trail to prune tree limbs and remove three trees damaged during the July storm. A detour may be set up to direct trail users to Potomac Avenue while the tree work is occurring. 

Street Repairs Notice

This month, NZI Construction, contractor for the City of College Park, will be working on miscellaneous repairs throughout the City. Please stay alert and slow down in work zones.

The following areas will be affected:

  1. Edmonston Road between Old Calvert Road and Radcliffe Drive
  2. Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail between Tecumseh Street and Greenbelt Road
  3. 8500-Block of 48th Avenue
  4. 8300-Block of 49th Avenue

Please contact engineering@collegeparkmd.gov with any questions.


Rabies & Microchip Clinic

The City's Animal Control and Animal Welfare Committee are hosting a Rabies and Microchip Clinic for City pets on October 2, 2022 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

Appointments are required, please register here.

Slots are individual, you can only register one animal per spot. Appointments are in 10 minute slots, and space is limited. All animals MUST be leashed or properly confined to a carrier. No walk-ins.

For more information, click here.

Register Here!

Adoptable Pets Showcase

The City of College Park Animal Control will be showcasing adoptable kittens and cats! If you’re looking for a furry friend, join them on September 25th from 1:00 – 3:00pm at Lynn Animal Hospital.  

October Clean-Up Saturdays

Saturday, October 8 & 22 | 7:00am-12:00pm | Public Works

The City of College Park Department of Public Works facility will be open on Saturday, October 8th and Saturday, October 22 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. College Park residents can get up to 5-cubic yards of wood mulch per cleanup day for FREE. 

There will also be document shredding services for one day only, on October 8 from 8:00am-12:00pm. 

Learn more

College Park Day

Saturday, October 15 | 12:00-6:00pm | College Park Aviation Museum

Save the date for College Park Day on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the College Park Aviation Museum and Airport (1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive)! The event is open to the public and free to attend.  

Learn more at collegeparkday.org

Learn more

Friends of Patuxent's Pollinator Festival

Saturday, September 24 | 9am to 1pm

North Tract of the Patuxent Research Refuge - 230 Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel, MD

The Pollinator Festival 2022 will take place on Patuxent Research Refuge's North Tract (230 Bald Eagle Drive; Laurel) at the Education Building and vicinity, on Saturday, September 24th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Festival is free and open to the public.There will be free native-plant and milkweed-seed giveaways, science and art activities, monarch butterfly-tagging and releases, guided nature walks, and more.

Berwyn Day

Saturday, September 24 | 12:00pm-4:00pm

Join the Berwyn Civic Association for their annual event! There will be yard sales, crafts, games, music, food, and more. 

Contact president@myberwyn.org to learn more.

Land-Grab UMD

Wednesday, September 28 | 2:00-3:00pm

Did you know the US funded land-grant universities (including UMD) with expropriated Indigenous land? Join the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Department of Entomology for a webinar featuring Dr. Robert Lee (U. of Cambridge, UK) and Mr. Tristan Ahtone (Kiowa, Editor at Grist), who will present their research work on the expropriated land used to found land-grant institutions, revealing the links between violent colonialism and higher education in the USA.

This webinar is open to all and will be recorded; please register in order to participate.

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.


Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 

Call 240-487-3590 for more information, or visit: www.collegeparkmd.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. 

City Tree Programs

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. More information is available at www.collegeparkmd.gov/treesFall street tree planning is happening now, send in your requests! 

REQUESTS FOR STREET TREES: The City has a program that pays for and provides 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 Brenda Alexander at 240-487-3590 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 for review and approval. Click here for a link to the guidelines and application.

TREE MAINTENANCE The City is responsible for tree maintenance 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.

Urban Tree Protection: Ordinance 21-O-09

This Ordinance requires an application to be submitted for approval to obtain a permit to remove or prune a tree on residential land.

Beginning July 1, 2022, trees on residential property within the City of College Park, greater than 36 inches in circumference measured at 4.5 feet above ground level, on which the property owner wants to remove or prune live branches or wood more than 20% will need to submit an application to the Department of Public Works for a tree removal/pruning permit and receive approval prior to beginning planned tree work. A requirement of the tree removal/pruning permit is that urban tree(s) approved for removal are replaced.

You can find the permit application at www.collegeparkmd.gov/TreeRemovalApp

For more information, click here.

Yard Waste Collection

The storm-related waiver for the preparation of yard debris has expired. All yard waste and brush must be prepared correctly, and large collections needing the use of specialized equipment will incur a fee.

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.

To learn more about soft and woody yard waste collection, visit the City's website.

Department of Public Services

Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity

September 9 - September 15

9/9  Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 4 warning citations were issued

9/11 Contract officers assisted the Beat Officers with a call for service in the 4800 block of Guilford Road for an Indecent Exposure. The suspect exposed himself to the victim earlier and was located by responding officers. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to DOC for processing.

9/12  Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) in the 9100 block of Saint Andrews Place. 9 warning citations were issued

9/12  Contract officer issued a parking citation at 48th Avenue and University BLVD.

9/14  Contract Officers responded to a call for service for suspects trying to open car doors at 51st Avenue and Hollywood Road. Contract Officer was the first unit on the scene as 2 suspects were stopped for a field interview. 1 suspect was placed under arrest for an outstanding warrant. Patrol handled the arrest.

9/15  Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) in the 9100 block of Saint Andrews Place. 3 citations and 3 warning citations were issued

9/15  Contract officer issued a parking citation (No Parking Zone) at 48th Avenue and Branchville Road.

Sept. 12, 2022 to Sept. 18, 2022

There were two municipal infractions issued for the violation of the Noise Ordinance, Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings

Statistical Data and issued


MD State Citations:14

Warnings: 80

Equipment Repair Orders: 5

Distracted Driving Citations: 0

Parking Citations: 2

Field Observation Report: 0

Youth Field Observation Report: 0

Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 0

Civil Citation: 0

Criminal Arrests: 0

DWS Arrest: 0

DWI Arrest: 0

Warrant Arrest: 0

Premise Checks: 8

Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0

Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 2

Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0

Zone 2/Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 0

Zone 2/ Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0

Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0

Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0

Loud Exhaust Enforcement Stats:

Citations: 0

Warnings: 0

SERO's: 0

Year to Date Statistics (starting 4/19/21):

Citations: 466

Warnings: 135

SERO's: 99

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.


Meetings at a Glance

City of College Park Mayor and Council Meetings

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 7:30 p.m.

Mayor and Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 7:30 p.m.

Mayor and Council Worksession

CLICK HERE to join the meeting 

Zoom ID Number: 923 9857 4069

Dial in Phone Number: 301-715-8592

  • After dialing the phone number, enter the meeting ID when prompted, press #.
  • There is no participant ID, press #.
  • Enter the meeting password 419048, press #.

CLICK HERE for detailed instructions on how to use Zoom.

Please note: participants will be muted during the meeting, except during public comment.

CLICK HERE for the City's calendar

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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