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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Green Living 2024 Calendar is here!

The Green Living 2024 Calendar is here!!

The 2024 Municipal Calendar is here!  The calendar is available digitally (https://www.cityoflaurel.org/green), on the Recycle Coach app and a limited number have been printed.  If you want a print...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Compost Collection Postponed Due to Snow.

Due to the snowy conditions and the Department of Public Works' commitment to clearing and salting the streets with the ongoing storm, Monday and Tuesday compost collections will be postponed to Wednesday, January 17th. There will be no change to Wednesda...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: January 2, 2024

Adjusted Collection Schedule for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Collection Schedule

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Laurel's City and Passport Offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024. The Department of Public Works will be picking up Trash, Recycling and Composting on an altered schedule:

    •  Mon...
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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Leaf Vacuuming Temporarily Suspended; Extra Yard Debris Collection on December 13

Due to unforeseen circumstances Citywide Leaf collections are temporarily suspended; We will notify the public as soon as we have the situation resolved; we expect to be back to full operations as soon as possible.

The City will have a regularly scheduled ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Leaf Vacuuming Ends December 8

Leaf Vacuuming Hose and Nozzle Vacuuming Up Leaves

The Department of Public Works Leaf Vacuuming season will come to an end on Friday, December 8th. You can read more about our Leaf Vacuuming program on our Leaf Vacuuming page.  Last week will be the final week to rake your leaves to the curb to ...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Thanksgiving Holiday Adjusted Collections Schedule

Trash, Recycling Receptacles

Laurel City Offices and Passports will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The adjustment to the trash and recycling collections for the holiday week are as follows:

  • Monday, T...
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News - Public Works
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Prince George's County Ecycle/Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event This Weekend

Ecycle and Hazardous Waste Disposal Flyer

If you missed the City of Laurel's Ecycling event last month, check out the Prince George's County event this Saturday, November 4th, just down the road in Beltsville! 

Electronics Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Disposal...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: October 16, 2023

Leaf Vacuuming to Begin October 16!

Leaf Collection Map

Leaf Vacuuming Has Started!

Mayor Moe is pleased to announce the Department of Public Works will be sending the Leaf Vacuum truck out to City streets starting today, Monday, October 16th!

The Leaf Vacuum Truck visits different parts of the City each day of ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Electronics Recycling, Paper Shredding, GreenDrop, Styrofoam, and Paint Drop-Off Event - October 14,

Picture of Public Works Employees Sorting Recycled Electronics

Mayor Moe and Public Works is happy to bring back our October Recycling Drop-Off Event. Gather up your old, important papers, old electronics, lightly used home goods, certain Styrofoam products and for the first time your wet and dry paint - and come dow...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: October 2, 2023

Indigenous Peoples' Day Adjusted Collection Schedule

Indigenous Peoples Day Flyer Showing Adjusted Collections

In observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day Holiday, the City of Laurel will CLOSE their City and Passport offices on Monday, October 9th. The Department of Public Works will be picking up Trash and Recycling on an altered...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: June 5, 2023

Organics Composting to Become Mandatory in the City of Laurel in 2025

Get ready for it! The Mayor and City Council have approved an ordinance that will make it mandatory for residents to separate their organic waste from the trash.

Organic waste is defined as food scraps, food waste, food-soiled paper, and compostable plasti...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Public Works Construction Debris and Scrap Metal Drop Off, Saturday June 24th

The Department of Public Works will be hosting a Construction Debris and Scrap Metal Drop Off Event on Saturday, June 24th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Fairall Foundry Public Works building at 305 First Street.  Please enter the yard throug...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: May 24, 2023

New Charter Resolution Allows for Collective Bargaining for Some Public Works Employees

The Mayor and City Council approved Charter Resolution No. 179 at the May 22nd Mayor and City Council meeting. The Charter Amendment allows for collective bargaining for certain employees of the Department of Public Works. Council Member Keith R. Sydnor m...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Paved Alley Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Picture of Newly Paved Alley

Mayor Craig A. Moe invites you to a Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting celebrating the completion of this long-awaited Paved Alley project. The ceremony is on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 6:15pm. The event will be held at Sixth Street Alley. Come out and see the ama...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Mosquito Spraying on Sundays in the City of Laurel Starting June 18th

Truck on a Road Spraying Chemicals

As the weather starts to heat up, expect the mosquitoes to start biting! To help combat the spread of mosquitoes, the City of Laurel will once again participate in the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito Control Program. 

This program co...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: April 26, 2023

New DPW Traffic Calming Measures Policy

The Department of Public Works is pleased to announce our first standardized traffic safety, speed hump and traffic calming measures policy. This policy addresses the need to define, standardize and incorporate traffic calming measures to be installed in ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Extra Yard Debris Collections on Mondays in May

During the month of May, the Department of Public Works will be offering Monday Yard Debris collections in addition to Wednesday yard debris collections. Yard debris pickups are FREE!  But residents must still call, email DPW@laurel.md.us, or sub...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: April 12, 2023

Important Update about Public Works Ecycle Event

The Semi-Annual Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event will be returning this Saturday at the Public Works Building.  Join us on Saturday, April 15th, from 8 am until 12 noon, at the Fairall Foundry Public Works Complex at 305 First Stre...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: March 23, 2023

Spring Cleanup Events, Discounts, Drop Offs and More!

It's that time of year again!  Mayor Moe and the City of Laurel are happy to bring you our annual Spring Clean-Up Events!  During the month of April and May the Department of Public Works will be holding various events and specials to he...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: February 9, 2023

The Laurel 2023 Laurel Municipal Digital Calendar is Here!

Picture of a Flower with a Bee Hovering Over It and Says City of Laurel 2023 Municipal Calendar.

In case you missed it, the 2023 Laurel Municipal Digital Calendar arrived in January of 2023.  

What is different:

A new format!  This year’s calendar is being “delivered” in a digital format.  Residents are now able to access the...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Christmas Tree Collection Extended until Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Picture of Christmas Tree with No Decorations Laying on the Street Curb.

Mayor Moe and the Department of Public Works is pleased to announce that the City of Laurel will be collecting live Christmas trees for an extra week!  We will have a collection next week on Wednesday the 25th and also a collection on Wednesday t...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: January 3, 2023

City of Laurel 2023 Calendar Going Digital Only!

The City of Laurel recently announced that the 2023 calendar will have a new format!

The City’s calendar will not be hung on door knobs this year. Instead, Mayor Craig A. Moe announced they will be available electronically only.

All City residents...

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News - Public Works
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Christmas Tree Collection January 2023

Mayor Moe and the Department of Public Works is pleased to announce that the City of Laurel will be collecting live Christmas trees for recycling on Wednesdays during the month of January again in 2023!  Our drivers will be looking for Christmas ...

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