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Who's Closing Down for the Holidays?

Here's a rundown of the operation schedules for various College Park and Prince George's County offices and services during the holidays.

With the holiday season here, some of us may have already shut down and are in official hibernation mode until the start of 2012. But College Park and Prince George's County offices are still kicking for the week, and many transportation services will be available throughout the holidays. Here's a summarized schedule for various offices and services in the county. If you think I've missed something important, please email me at Shannon.Hoffman@Patch.com.

City Offices are closed Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2.

Refuse and Recycling will be collected by the city one day later than normal for both weeks:

  • Monday collections will occur Tuesday.
  • Tuesday collections will occur Wednesday.
  • Wednesday collections will occur Thursday.

Appointments for special trash and brush will only be scheduled for Friday on these holiday weeks. Call public works at 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov in advance to schedule an appointment.

County Government Offices

Closed Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2.

County Schools

All Prince George’s County Public Schools, offices and centers will be closed from Thursday to Monday, Jan. 2, re-opening on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

County Department of Environmental Resources

Contact the Waste Management Division with questions: 301-952-7630

Operation will be suspended on Monday, Dec. 26 for the following facilities: Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill, Brown Station Road Public Convenience Center, Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site, Household Hazard Waste Acceptance Site, Missouri Avenue Solid Waste Acceptance and Recycling Center, and Prince George’s County Yard Waste Composting Facility. Trash collection in county contracted areas will not occur on Dec. 26, and will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day. Recycling will operate on a normal schedule on Dec. 26.

County Bus

The Bus will operate the following routes on Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2: Routes 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Express, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 21 Express, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 53.

The Bus routes 51, 51 Extended and 52, will not be in service on those days, but will return to normal operations on Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Metro Rail and Bus

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will operate extra afternoon trains on Friday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 30, for customers leaving work early for the holiday weekends.

Metrorail and Metrobus service will operate on regular weekend schedules on Saturday, Dec. 24; Sunday, Dec. 25; Saturday, Dec. 31; and Sunday, Jan. 1. (Metrorail will remain open until 3 a.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.)

Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2, Metrorail will operate between 7 a.m. and midnight, and Metrobus service will operate on a Sunday schedule. No track work is scheduled on either weekend.

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