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From the Office of Council Member Tom Dernoga September 2022

Updated: Sep 30, 2022

Chief of Staff to Council Member Tom Dernoga, Michelle García (right), on a tour of Stromberg Metal Works, with General Manager Michael Gawne (left), in Beltsville, to learn about their energy efficiency.

Konterra Drive and Muirkirk Road Project

Soltesz Company, a local company based in Prince George's County hopes to build a distribution facility near the intersection of Konterra Drive and Muirkirk Road. Mr. James Soltesz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Soltesz Company, reports that the project will improve local roads and reduce local flooding. The buildings will be environmentally designed with on-site water quality treatment and will be built to green building standards. The project maintains a significant wooded stream separating the buildings and provides buffering.


he project will require approvals from the county and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). Processing of the applications is just commencing. For questions, or for Mr. Soltesz to speak and show any visual plans to your civic association or hom

eowners association, he may be reached at


ctronics Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

In partnership with the County's Department of Environment (DoE), my office is helping kick off the first off-site disposal day for electronics recycling and household hazardous waste. Save yourself a trip to the County facility in Upper Marlboro. Due to high demand, we are bringing this safe disposal opportunity to our community.

The event will be Saturday, September 24th, at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School at 4545 Ammendale Road from 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM. We will be there rain or shine.

For electronics recycling, you may bring central processing units (CPUs), any individual personal computer or component parts, inkjet and toner cartridges (from printers and fax machines), mainframes, surge protectors, cell phones, circuit boards, computer mice, laptop computers, copiers, telephone systems, CD players, keyboards, computer speakers, fax machines,

cable, radios/stereos, printers, scanners, pagers, VCRs, monitors, non-console televisions. You may not bring software, stereo speakers, trash/boxes/paper, appliances such as toasters or microwave ovens, console televisions.

For household hazardous waste disposal, you may bring poisons, cooking oil, fire extinguishers, gas grill propane tanks, cleaning agents, solvents/varnishes/stains, oil-based paints, acid car batteries, helium balloon tanks, household batteries, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers, automotive fluids/fuels, driveway sealers, swimming pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury/other hazardous materials, photographic chemicals. You may not bring commercial/industrial/medical waste, radioactive materials, asbestos, explosives, large oxygen and CO2 tanks, large propane gas tanks

Scrap Tire Drop-off Day

Get rid of your old scrap tires on Saturday, September 17th from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at

Public Works Salt Dome, 11900 Montgomery Road, Beltsville.

Prince George's County residents can bring up to 10 cars, bikes, trucks, or agricultural tires, to be disposed of for free – without a bulky appointment. No commercial vehicles are allowed, and commercial haulers or generators of scrap tires are not permitted.

Through the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Maryland Environmental Service (MES) uses proceeds from the Maryland Scrap Tire Fund to clean up illegal tire dumps and create demonstration projects using recycled rubber, such as scrap tires playgrounds constructed for communities throughout Maryland. For more information, visit[GMJ1] [GMJ2] or contact PGC311 by dialing 3-1-1.

Apply for Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit by September 15

Maryland provides an income tax credit for residents making eligible undergraduate and/or graduates education payments on loans from an accredited college or university. Eligible participants must claim Maryland residency for the 2022 tax year, file 2022 Maryland state income taxes, have incurred at least $20,000 in undergraduate and/or graduate student loan debt, and have at least $5,000 in outstanding student loan debt upon applying for the tax credit. Apply online at; applications must be submitted by September 15.

Council is Back in Session

This September the Prince George's County Council is resuming its legislative session after a month of recess. The recess allows the council to reset and reprioritize issues as they close out the session. This year the end of the session is mid-October due to the upcoming general election on November 8th, 2022.

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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