The Public Works department oversees two programs - the Tree Reimbursement Program and the Compost Program. Scroll down the page to learn more about each one.
Tree Reimbursement Program
The Town may offer reimbursement of up to three hundred dollars ($300) 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) 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). (Excerpt from Town Code, Section 16-104: Tree Replacement - Revised and effective October 10, 2004).
NEW - Understory Trees
The Town may offer reimbursement of up to one hundred dollars ($100.00) towards the purchase price of any tree listed in the official Town Understory Tree List and planted on private property within the Town, not to exceed a total of three hundred dollars ($300.00) per five (5) years to any individual household or property.
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 Department and has been expanded to include more than 270 homes.
Food scraps are collected at the curb every Monday. All supplies are provided by the Town.