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Public Works Report for April 2002

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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 more information.


Leaf season ended on December 31, 2001. All leaves must now be bagged or in a suitable container for collection. Bagged leaves will be collected as yard waste. Please do not mix trash and yard waste together. Yard waste is leaves, weeds, grass cuttings, and anything biodegradable from your yard.

Tree Limbs

We will pick up tree limbs that are up to 6 inches diameter and up to 5 feet long. The landfill will no longer accept these items.

We have found a vendor who will take the limbs 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.

Recycled Oil Tank

The recycled oil tank is a service for residents to recycle their used motor oil. Last month someone was caught dumping paint into this tank which has contaminated it and made it temporarily unavailable for use. We are in the process of correcting the situation.


The county charges a fee for your recycling whether you recycle or not. So please join the program. The more the residents get out of the waste stream and into recycling, the more money residents save.

Recycling Buckets

Recycling buckets replacements can be obtained free from Prince George's County Office of Recycling at 301-952-7630.

Spring Clean-Up Day

Riverdale Park's Spring Clean-up day will be May 20, 2002. Do not put out metal items.

This is the only day of the year you can dispose of tires for free.

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