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From the Office of Council Member Tom Dernoga May 2022

Updated: May 27, 2022

Council Member Tom Dernoga

Beltsville Community Dumpster Day with Secure Shredding

We have scheduled a Beltsville Community Dumpster Day with Secure Shredding for Saturday, May 28, at Calverton Elementary School, from 8:30AM until 11:30AM (or until the dumpster is full). We will be there rain or shine.

The dumpsters accept bulk items such as dressers, tables, bookcases, entertainment centers, desks, fans, vacuums, chairs, doors, cabinets, smaller household items, mattresses, and box springs (must be covered in protective encasements), and grills.

The dumpsters do not accept sofas, 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 nor any materials from professional contractors. No electronics.

The secure shredder accepts all types of papers, as well as papers joined with staples or paper clips, but not binder clips, 3-ring binders, spiral notebooks, folder organizers with metal inserts. No plastic or electronic items or CDs.

If you cannot make it out, remember the County does curbside bulky pickups. Have your two (2) bulky items or two (2) tightly secured bags of smaller household goods placed next to your trash cart by 6 AM on your trash or recycling collection day.

News in Speed Calming Measures

In 2021, the Prince George's County Council adopted County Bill-73-2021 An Act Concerning Residential District Speed Monitoring (CB-73-2021), which authorizes the county to install and utilize residential districts speed monitoring systems, also known as speed cameras. The first phase of the residential speed cameras are set to be installed soon. We are set to receive four speed cameras in District 1, locations include 4100-Block Briggs-Chaney, Cherry Lane (between Route 197 and Route 1), Major Denton Drive and Cherry Hill Road, and Beltsville Drive near Calverton Blvd.

There will not be a direct cost to the County for the new cameras and can expect a positive fiscal return to the County. The cameras will be installed by the contractor managing the program, who is paid from revenue generated by the fines. If the balance of the revenues after cost recovery is greater than 10 percent of Prince George’s County total revenues, the excess will be remitted to the Comptroller.

District 1 Virtual Town Hall: Konterra

We will be hosting a town hall with Konterra representatives to share about possible new ideas and showcase the progress of anticipated development. We look forward to a meaningful conversation with District 1 residents, as they are also stakeholders in this project. Please save the date and time of Wednesday, May 18th at 7PM. For more detailed information, please send us an email at the contact listed below.

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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