Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time set aside each year for us, as a country, to work together in serving others and making our communities more equitable. His legacy inspires us to passionately fight against discrimination in all forms and uplift the most vulnerable in our communities.
All City facilities will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. There will be no collections on Monday; all trash and recycling days slide forward one day (Monday collections will occur on Tuesday and so forth), and Friday is the only Special/Bulk collection day.
Each year, the City celebrates the holiday with a tribute to Dr. King. This year’s theme, “The Urgency of Now: One Community, One Love,” explores the connection between racism and inequality and how discrimination creates vulnerable communities in need.
The City of College Park is providing multiple ways our residents can honor Dr. King’s legacy on January 16th and beyond:
PREFERRED ITEMS: Beans, Soup, Tuna, Canned Fruit (in juice or light syrup), Canned Veggies (no salt added or low sodium), Peanut Butter, Pasta, Canned Tomatoes, Macaroni and Cheese, Rice
City residents can receive one copy of one or each of the three books, while supplies last. To request a copy of any of these books, please complete the application at https://bit.ly/MLKBookGiveaway. You will receive an email when your book(s) are available for pickup. The requested books must be picked up at City Hall (7401 Baltimore Ave) during business hours. Up to one copy per book per household, while supplies last. City residency is required. Please bring a copy of your submitted form and proof of residency. You must pick up your book(s) by March 1st, 2023.
For the full list of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration activities, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/mlktribute.