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Public Works Report for September 2002

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Holiday Pick Up

Monday, September 2, 2002, Public Works will be closed. Garbage pick up for the whole Town will be on Tuesday, September 3, 2002. This includes yard waste.

Senior Discounts

As was defined in the March issue of the Town Crier, senior citizens are defined as persons 60 years or older. Only the specialty pickup items qualify for a senior discount of 20%. These items are tires, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

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.


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

Getting Rid of Mosquitoes

You can reduce mosquito annoyance in your yard by eliminating sites around the outside of the home that serve as habitat for mosquito larvae. As little as one half inch of water in a discarded can will support dozens of mosquitoes. Clean roof gutters, corrugated downspouts and drainpipes. Flush birdbaths and containers under potted plants twice a week. Properly dispose of used tires (Public Works will pick up for a small fee.) Turn over wading pools, wheelbarrows, pails, and any other object that holds water, including items stored under decks and porches. Drain water from tarps and grill covers.

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