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From the Office of Council Member Tom Dernoga August 2021

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

Beltsville Dumpster Day

We have scheduled a Beltsville Community Dumpster Day for Saturday, August 14 from 8:30am until 11:30am (or until the dumpster are full), at Beltsville Academy, 4300 Wicomico Ave, Beltsville. We will also have secure shredding from 9:00am until 11:00am. We welcome all volunteers to help with flyer distribution or as on-site volunteers for the event itself. Please email to volunteer.

Restrictions: Unacceptable items include such refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, dryers, hot water heaters, tree stumps and trunks, yard waste, lawn mowers, auto parts, tires, construction materials, carpeting, sheds, fences, hazardous waste, household trash, glass and mirrors, and other wood waste/debris. No contractors. No electronics. Acceptable items include sofas, dressers, tables, bookcases, entertainment centers, desks, fans, vacuums, chairs, doors, cabinets, smaller household items, mattresses and box springs (must be encased), and grills.

Climate Action Plan Virtual Community Meeting

As a member of the Prince George's County Climate Action Commission (, I encourage you to join our third public meeting about the Climate Action Plan on Thursday, August 19th at 6:30 PM. Climate change is already a problem in Prince George's County. This event is an interactive opportunity for residents, partners, and stakeholders to provide input and influence the focus of the County's Climate Action Plan. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the climate actions being recommended by the Commissioners and how these plans would be implemented in your neighborhoods.

Email us at so that we can get you registered. You can also visit Climate Partners ( to learn more about some of the key focus areas that require community input.

Nuisance Abatement Board (NAB)

Does your community have a neighbor who is more than annoying - somewhat out of control? You may want to consider filing a complaint with the NAB.

The NAB hears complaints which allege that any premises constitute a public nuisance. The (NAB) may take action against a property with multiple occurrences of disorderly acts that disturb the public peace within a 1-year period. Included are gatherings for the purpose of illegally administering a controlled substance, illegal criminal gang activity or activities which endanger the health, life, or safety - or obstruct the quiet enjoyment and reasonable use - of property or persons in a particular area, and are reported to local, state or County agencies with the authority to cite for non-compliance activity per the County Code.

Upon receipt of such allegation, the NAB gives notice and an opportunity for a hearing to determine whether a public nuisance exists. If the NAB determines a nuisance exists, it renders a decision to immediately cease the activity and may impose a monetary fine. The 1st violation is $500 and the 2nd violation is $1000. The Police Department may issue a criminal violation in lieu of a civil citation.

For further information regarding the Nuisance Abatement Board, please contact the coordinator, Michelle Lyons, Administrator, at or 301-636-2020.

Contact Us

Please keep in touch. Email us at or call 301.952.3887. Se habla Español. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TomDernogaD1

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