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Contacts

Michael Beall, Director

6724 Baltimore Avenue
University Park 20782
301.927.4262 Office
240.691.9643 Cell
mbeall@upmd.org

Announcements

The Town soccer field is closed for maintenance June 16 - June 30. The field is expected to reopen on or about July 1.

2017 Holiday Schedule

July
Trash-WEDNESDAY, July 5th

September
Yard Waste-WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6th

October
Yard Waste-WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11th

November
Yard Waste-WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15th
Recycling-WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22nd
Trash-CANCELLED-FRIDAY, Nov. 24th

December
Yard Waste-WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22nd

Public Works Calendar

Shade Tree Reimbursement Program

Town Code:
Sect.16-104 Tree Replacement

The Town may offer reimbursement of up to three hundred dollars ($300.00) toward the purchase price of any tree listed in the official Town shade tree list that is planted on private property, not to exceed a total of nine hundred dollars ($900.00) in a five (5) year period to any individual household or property, upon such terms and conditions as the Town deems reasonable. Any reimbursements are subject to appropriation and available funding. Approved reimbursement will be made available after successful planting of said tree(s). (Revised and effective October 10, 2004)

Approved Shade Tree List
Shade Tree Reimbursement Request Form

The MD Dept of Natural Resources also offers $25 coupons to Maryland residents who plant trees listed on the state's recommended tree list and purchase them from participating nurseries. For program details, including the list of participating nurseries and how to print a coupon follow this link www.trees.maryland.gov/

Compost Pilot

In the Fall of 2011, University Park launched its organics compost pilot with 50 volunteers using resources from the STEP UP Program and an outsourced vendor. The program is now serviced by the Public Works Dept. and has been expanded to include 200 homes.

Food scraps are collected at the curb every Tuesday. All supplies are provided by the town.

If you are interested in participating in the volunteer program please forward your contact information to mbeall@upmd.org

Compost Pilot Guide

Construction Waste

Public Works DOES NOT collect construction waste pursuant to county landfill regulations.

Construction Waste Includes: brick, stone, concrete, drywall, lumber, plywood, paneling, shingles, wooden fencing, etc.

See Trash/Bulk Trash--Unacceptable Waste above

Brown Station Rd Public Convenience Center

Household Hazardous Waste

Public Works DOES NOT collect hazardous waste pursuant to county landfill regulations.

This includes:
Cleaners, Paint thinners, Solvents, Insecticides, Herbicides, Pesticides, Brake fluid, Antifreeze, Car batteries, Cooking oil, Used motor oil, Chemistry sets, Oil-based paints, Photographic chemicals, Swimming pool chemicals

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

PAINT--Water-based paint may be collected with your regular trash if it is in its clearly legible, original container and it has been dried out--remove lid for at least 72 hours.

Yard Waste, and Brush (Monday)


CHRISTMAS TREES COLLECTED EVERY MONDAY (Dec 26-Mar 31)
Please be sure trees are fully unadorned.

NO PLASTIC BAGS--EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014 Yard waste must be in paper bags or in a container to be collected in accordance with Prince Georges County regulations

Yard waste consists of grass clippings, leaves, ivy and vines, and garden vegetation .

Brush should be placed at the curb in piles. Limbs should not exceed 4' in length nor 6" in diameter.

Brush consists of branches and limbs from shrubs or trees.

Dirt, soil, etc are NOT ACCEPTABLE

DO NOT place yard waste on the street, curb, or gutter.

(BAMBOO IS NOT RECYCLABLE. BAMBOO MUST BE CUT TO 6' LENGTHS, TIED INTO A BUNDLE AND PLACED AT THE CURB ON YOUR REGULAR TRASH COLLECTION DAY).

Bulk Metal Recycling (Tuesday and Friday)

All bulk metal is collected on Tuesday and Friday. Items must be brought to the curb. This includes appliances.

A/C's, DEHUMIDIFIERS, FREEZERS, and REFRIGERATORS REQUIRE A $20 PAYMENT--payable to the Town of University Park and submitted to the Town Clerk prior to scheduling the pick up. Checks should be made payable to the Town of University Park

Unacceptable items include;
  • Compressed cylinders of any size, shape or condition
  • Drums, tanks, kegs and barrels (plastic and metal) greater than 55 gallons in size unless the sides are removed and the vessel flattened prior to collection

    Trash/Bulk Trash (Tuesday and Friday)

    Refuse removal consists of your daily household trash that is not recyclable.

    Refuse is collected every Tuesday and Friday.

    Trash should be placed in Town-provided carts. Please secure with lids to prevent littering and attracting wild animals and birds.

    Residents must bring carts to the curb for pick up before 7:00am unless they have already arranged for side or back door service.

    PAINT--Water-based paint may be collected with your regular trash if it is in its clearly legible, original container and it has been dried out--remove lid for at least 72 hours.

    Unacceptable Waste
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Stumps and logs
  • Skids and pallets
  • Drums, tanks, kegs and barrels (plastic and metal) greater than 55 gallons in size unless the sides are removed and the vessel flattened prior to collection
  • TV's & Electronics
  • Hazardous and bio-hazardous medical waste
  • Compressed cylinders of any size, shape or condition
  • Asbestos
  • Liquids, including paint, sewage and septic waste
  • Radioactive material
  • Animal carcasses
  • Automobiles or auto parts
  • Tires
  • Chemical and/or petroleum cleanup waste
  • Plastic packing materials and plastic sheeting
  • Soil, rocks, grubbing material and spoil
  • Ash
  • Shingles, roofing materials
  • Wooden Fencing/Sheds/Gazebos
  • Riding lawnmowers
  • Mirrors
  • Windows
  • Glass
  • Wood (unless it is a piece of furniture)
  • Home Renovation/Remodeling debris

    Bulk Pick-up Request

    ALL Bulk Trash is collected on Tuesday and Friday

    Unacceptable items may be taken to the county facility.

    Brown Station Rd Public Convenience Center

    Single Stream Recycling (Thursday)


    NO PLASTIC BAGS IN THE RECYCLING--EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY--PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY HAS ENACTED A BAN AS OF JULY 1, 2015.

    FAQ Plastic Bag Ban

    All acceptable recycling materials should be placed in Town-provided carts. Please secure with lids to prevent littering and attracting wild animals and birds.

    Oversized or overflow cardboard may be placed alongside the blue recycling cart at the curb

    Residents must bring carts to the curb for pick up before 7:00am unless they have already arranged for side or back door service.

    Acceptable Items

    Glass:

    •Food and beverage containers

    Metals

    •Empty aerosol cans
    •Aluminum, bimetal, ferrous, and steel food and beverage containers
    •Aluminum foil
    •Coat hangers

    Mixed Paper/Corrugated Cardboard:

    •All paper
    •Aseptic/gable-top milk and juice cartons
    •Catalogs
    •Flattened corrugated cardboard (boxes)
    •Frozen food packaging
    •Hard- and soft- covered books
    •Kraft paper bags and wrapping paper
    •Magazines
    •Newspapers with inserts
    •Paper board (cereal and cracker boxes)
    •Telephone books

    Plastics:

    •Drinking cups/glasses
    •Flower pots
    •Narrow-neck containers with code identification numbers 1 through 7
    •Wide-mouth containers such as peanut butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and whipped topping; margarine/butter tubs; and
    •Prescription bottles
    •Coat hangers

    Remember to rinse all food and beverage containers and to recap or place the lids in the recycling cart/bin.


    Unacceptable Items

    •Auto parts
    •Broken glass
    •Dishes
    •Electronics
    •Hazardous materials
    •Light bulbs
    •Medical waste
    •Mirrors
    •Motor oil containers
    •Packing foam and peanuts
    •Plastic utensils
    •Windowpanes

    Where Can I Recycle______? Earth 911 Search for local vendors by entering the item to be recycled and your zip code

    Electronics Recycling Drop Off-Fall 2017 TBD

    Location--UP Elementary Bus Turnaround
    Time--9am-1pm

    Acceptable/Unacceptable eCycling List

    University Park Residents (PROOF OF RESIDENCY REQUIRED) must arrange to bring items to the scheduled semi-annual recycling events.

    Residents who miss the semi-annual collection events may also take electronics to the county facility.

    TV's and Electronics are NOT collected with regular weekly collections

    PG Co Electronics Recycling Center

    Curbside Leaf Vacuuming--Nov.6-Jan 5


    NEXT COLLECTION
    Updated Weekly(Thursday)--Subject to Change

    All Wards----TBD
    Wards 1,2&3--TBD
    Wards 4&5----TBD
    Wards 6&7----TBD


    LAST CHANCE
    Wards 1,2&3--TBD
    Wards 4&5----TBD
    Wards 6&7----TBD

    Vacuuming will not be guaranteed after the "LAST CHANCE" dates for your ward.


    Ward Map

    A tentative November schedule will be posted to the public works calendar in late Oct. The tentative December schedule will be posted in late November. Please note the schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice. We endeavor to vacuum each street as many times as possible--weather, holidays, and other factors sometimes allow/cause the crews to progress faster or slower than expected. The schedule will be adjusted based on the actual progress of the collection crews. Please work with us.

    Public Works Calendar

    Collections will be done on weekends as needed

    Prior to November 1st and after January 6th, only bagged leaves will be collected on MONDAYS with the yard waste.

    Crews will generally work counterclockwise through town as follows:
    Ward 2, Ward 1, Ward 3, Ward 5, Ward 4, Ward 7, Ward 6.

    DO's and DONT's

    DO check the public works calendar and homepage periodically for collection updates

    Do NOT rake or blow leaves into the street.
    Piles in the street reduces on-street parking and narrows the roadway creating a hazard to vehicles and pedestrians. They may also cause a flooding hazard and make snow plowing much more difficult in the event of snow.

    DO make sure there are NO rocks, sticks, metal, etc. in your leaf piles.
    Residents and Contractors are asked to ensure there are only leaves in their plies. Other debris damages the collection equipment and slows the collection process.

    Do NOT expect crews to back track to collect leaves raked to the curb after they have been past your home.


    Questions about changes to the collection schedule should be directed to the Town office,
    301-927-4262.























  • Important Links & Telephone Numbers

    For hearing impaired, please use the Maryland State Relay Service:
  • 1-800-735-2258.

    Bulk Pick-up Request

    Where Can I Recycle______?

    Community Forklift

    Earth 911

    Freecycle

    Green Drop

    Greener Gadgets

    MD Recycles

    UP Field Information Line
  • 301.927.4262 x600

    Field Permit Application

    Field Permit Weekly Schedule Matrix

    Other Links

    Miss Utility

    PEPCO-Street Light Outage Online Reporting

    Prince George's Co Animal Management

    Prince George's Co Pothole Online Reporting

    Prince George's Co Rain Check Rebates

    Prince George's Co Traffic Signal Online Reporting

    Prince George's Co Waste Management

    SHA-Pothole Online Reporting

    Important Phone #'s

    Comcast Customer Service
  • 800.266.2278

    Miss Utility
  • 800.257.7777

    Pepco Customer Service
  • 202.833.7500

    Pepco Emergency
  • 202.872.3432

    Pepco Street Light Outages
  • 877.737.2662

    PG County Animal Control
  • 301.780.7200

    PG County Public Works Emergency Response
  • 301.499.8530

    PG County Storm Drain Management
  • 301.499.8520

    SHA Pothole Reporting
  • 301.952.0555

    SHA Traffic Light Reporting
  • 410.582.5650

    Verizon Customer Service
  • 800.837.4966

    Washington Gas Customer Service
  • 703.750.1000

    Washington Gas Emergency
  • 800.752.7520

    WMATA Customer Service
  • 202.637.1328

    WSSC Customer Service
  • 301.206.8000

    WSSC Emergency
  • 301.206.4002