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Public Works

Contact Information

Ocean Pines Public Works Department
1 Firehouse Lane
Ocean Pines, MD 21811

Eddie Wells
Public Works & CPI Director

Office Hours:
7:00am – 3:30pm Monday-Friday
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Public Works Yard Open in May
The Public Works yard will be open for yard debris drop off May 1 – May 27. Only loose yard debris (leaves, limbs, etc.) will be accepted.  Items can also be placed in paper bags (no plastic bags allowed).Yard hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 3 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am – 4 pm.  The yard will be closed on Sundays.

Paper Lawn Bags
Public Works and the Public Works yard will only accept paper bags for leaves and other yard debris. Thirty-gallon paper bags may be purchased at the Public Works building for $1 each.

Mosquito Dunks
Now available.  You can purchase Mosquito Dunks at Ocean Pines Public Works Office – A 6-pack for $10.

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Grounds, Drainage, Bulkheads, Maintenance, Compliance, Permitting and Inspections, and Facilities Management


The Ocean Pines Public Works Dept. is responsible for equipment and fleet maintenance, snow removal and the maintenance of 67 miles of roadways, 125 miles of storm water improvements, 12 miles of canals. In addition they provide general maintenance on the facilities such as the Main administration building, public works building and yards, the Community Center, the Country Club, Beach Club, and Yacht Club, two marinas, the Pine’eer crafts building, five swimming pools with accessory buildings, two tennis complexes, several basketball courts, two ball fields, a soccer field, several lakes, numerous other parks and playgrounds, and several miles of walking and biking paths.

The Ocean Pines Public Works Department is responsible for:
Drainage ditch cleaning and 125 miles of storm water improvements, 12 miles of canals (bulkhead replacement, buoys, aerators), along with several lakes, maintenance of all facilities: Administration and Police building, Public Works building and yard, Community Center, Country Club, Beach Club, Yacht Club, two marinas, craft building, five swimming pools, two tennis complexes, two ballfields, a soccer field, and several parks and playgrounds

Grass cutting of ditches and easements throughout Ocean Pines (April – October)

Leaf removal (November – December: picking up bagged leaves and vacuuming up raked leaves from the drainage ditch)

Snow removal and the maintenance of 67 miles of roadways (potholes)

Did you know?:   On an average, during rain storms, Public Works gets 50 phone calls a day in regards to drainage ditches. Although we would like to service everyone the same day, it is not possible for us to get to every house, especially 8,000+ houses!

A ditch is to hold water during storms so your yard and roads do not get flooded. That is a job of a ditch! Although it is frightening to see the water rise rapidly in your ditch during heavy rain, most ditches will dry within 24 hours after a rain. If you have water in your ditch after the 24-hour period, then you might have a more serious problem – that is the best time to call Public Works.

The Ocean Pines Public Works Dept. is not responsible for the provision of water and sanitary sewer services. Water and sanitary sewer services in Ocean Pines are provided by Worcester County. Questions regarding those services can be addressed by contacting the County at 410-641-5251.  Having problems with the water in your house? Need your water turned on/off for the season? The “mushroom” tank in your yard making a strange noise? Water bubbling up near the roadway? Stones coming loose after a fixed water pipe road cut (square cut in the road)? Wastewater coming up in your bathtub? All of these services are provided by Worcester County Water & Wastewater. They can be reached at 410-641-5251, and after business hours at 410-546-8754.For emergencies after business hours, please call 410-546-8754.

Trash pick-up: These services are provided by Republic Services. Please contact Republic Services directly for questions about your trash pick-up at 410-749-1551.

Leaf Collection Options

Republic Services customers can have up to four bags of leaves each pickup in addition to regular trash pickup.  If you live on the south side of Route 90, collection is on Tuesdays and Fridays.  If you live on the north side of Route 90,  collection is on Mondays and Thursdays. Branches will be picked up if tied in bundles limited to 4’ long.

Public Works will provide its fall 2016 leaf collection November 21 – December 22.  Leaves and other yard debris bagged in paper bags will be picked up on days opposite from Republic Services’ collection days. If you are in need of paper bags, you may purchase 30-gallon leaf bags at the Public Works building for $1 each.

Additionally, Public Works will run a vacuum truck through each section to vacuum the ditch leaves that have been raked to the street. Yard leaves that have been raked to the street will not be picked up. Instead, these leaves must be placed in paper bags for collection.

Ocean Pines residents may also bring leaves and yard debris in bulk or paper bags to the Public Works yard, located at 1 Firehouse Lane, November 21 – December 22. The yard will be open 7:30 am – 3 pm Monday-Friday and 8 am – 3 pm Saturday. No contractor dumping or plastic bags will be permitted. There will be no collection or drop off on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 or Friday, November 25.

Residents with questions about leaf collection should contact Ocean Pines Public Works by calling 410-641-7425 or emailing Linda Martin at lmartin@oceanpines.org.

Where can I call if I have questions about signing up for Republic Services and curbside recycling?

Email oceanpines@republicservices.com or Call 410-749-1551 for questions about your account.  You can also learn more about Republic Services here.

Other Important Information

Call the State’s Safety and Environmental Hotline at 1-877-224-7229. Toll free, manned 24 hours to report fish kills, algae blooms, unsafe boating, illegal fishing or hunting, hazardous materials and oil spills, wetlands violations, just about anything to do with water State-wide.

View  Compliance Forms & Documents

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