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PW Schedule Changes

The new schedule changes started May 1, 2002. The Town is divided into two sections (see Trash Pickup page). The first section is called Area A and defined as South of the middle of the road of East West Highway (MD 410) and West of the CSX Railroad tracks. The second is called Area B and defined as North of the middle of the road of East West Highway (MD 410) and East of the CSX Railroad tracks.

Area A will have garbage collection on Monday and Thursday, yard waste collection on Monday and bulk trash and metal collection on Thursday. Area B will have garbage collection on Tuesday and Friday, yard waste collection on Tuesday and bulk trash and metal collection on Friday.

Any items made of 50% or more of metal will be collected as metal and should be put out on the second collection day. Please keep the metal separated out from the regular/bulk trash.

Holiday Pick Up

Thursday, July 4, 2002, Public Works will be closed. Garbage pick up for the whole Town will be on Friday, July 5, 2002. This includes bulk trash and metal.

Code Red Days

During the summer when temperatures are high and air quality is poor, Code Red conditions may exist. It is possible that Public Works may start picking up trash one hour earlier if we know a day in advance that these conditions will exist the next day. This means that trash will need to be put out the night before or by 6:00 a.m. on trash pick-up day.

Free to a Good Home

Untreated mulch is now available free to Riverdale Park residents. The mulch is located at the circle at the end of Queensbury Road by the Riverdale Park Public Works building. Help yourself to as much as you can use.

Smartleaf is also available from the City of College Park for a fee. Call 301-474-3033 for information.

Tree Limbs

We will pick up tree limbs that are up to 6 inches diameter and up to 5 feet long. These need to be bundled and/or put in a container. The landfill will no longer accept these items. We have found a vendor who will take them for half the price of the landfill and will then compost them. This allows the town to save money and recycle at the same time.

Tree limbs are collected as yard waste. Yard waste is leaves, weeds, grass cuttings, and anything biodegradable from your yard. Please do not mix trash and yard waste together.

Reminder: Yard waste is only collected on the first collection day of the week.

Recycled Oil Tank

The recycled oil tank is a service for residents to recycle their used motor oil. Please do not put anything other than used motor oil in this tank.

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