Comprehensive Community Cleanup Program

The program is designed to revitalize, enhance and help maintain unincorporated areas of the County. The Department of the Environment (DoE) works with organized civic and homeowners associations to provide a concentrated focus of county cleanup and maintenance services to their community over a 2-week period. This program, which was originally established in 1986, currently provides 21 cleanup phases annually. To schedule a cleanup, your community must have a minimum of 500 single-family homes or townhomes, but not more than 1,000. If your community is scheduled for a cleanup, you will receive a flyer from your civic or homeowner association or there will be information in your local newsletter.

Cleanup Schedule


The fall schedule is as follows:

Community Date
Templeton Knolls September 19, 2016 - September 29, 2016
Forest Knolls/ Ft. Washington Forest September 26, 2016 - October 6, 2016
Hillandale/ Knollwood October 3, 2016 - October 13, 2016
West Laurel (Phase1) October 11, 2016 - October 20, 2016*
West Laurel (Phase 2) October 17, 2016 - October 27, 2016
*Holiday Schedule


Cleanup Services


The services that will be performed by DoE, Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) and the Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) during your 2-week scheduled cleanup are as follows:

Services Schedule Department
Tagging of Abandoned Vehicles Monday - Week 1 DoE
Tagging and Removal of Abandoned Vehicles Anytime After 48 Hours DoE
Bulky Trash Collection Tuesday - Week 2 DoE
Storm Drain Water Quality Testing Wednesday - Week 2 DoE
Housing Code/Zoning Ordinance Violation Survey Thursday - Week 2 DPIE
Roadside Litter Collection During the 2-Week Period DPW&T
Tree Trimming Survey During the 2-Week Period DPW&T
Storm Drainage Maintenance During the 2-Week Period DPW&T

The Comprehensive Community Cleanup Fact Sheet provides additional details about the program. For more information, contact your civic or homeowners association, email Program Manager Alfred Titus-Glover, or call 301-883-7164.