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Clothing & Food Giveaway – This Sunday!

Spring Cleanup Days for Residents to Drop Off Bulk Trash and Recyclables

APRIL 1, 2023, 7:30 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON

Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park, MD 20740.

The College Park Public Works facility will be open some Saturday mornings in the Spring and Fall for City residents to drop-off bulky trash, white goods, electronics recycling, brush, and yard trim. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency to participate.

Bulk trash brought to DPW on cleanup days does not count toward bulk trash limits, nor are any fees applied for appliances, televisions, or monitors. There is a $4 fee for all tires.

PUBLIC WORKS DOES NOT ACCEPT: Brick, concrete, rock, propane tanks, hazardous materials such automotive batteries, ammunition, automotive fluids/fuels, cleaning agents, cooking oil, mercury, insecticide/herbicide, fertilizer, oil-based paints, pool chemicals, photographic chemicals, roof shingles, smoke detectors, solvents, sealants, varnishes and stains.

Wood mulch and SMARTLEAF® screened compost will also be available, you don’t need to be a resident in order to purchase.


Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes (small quantities) – must be intact. Includes LED lamps,
U-shaped or circular fluorescent lamps, High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps, Ultra Violet (UV) lamps, Incandescent Bulbs, Halogen or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s).

Household batteries for recycling (small quantities). This includes rechargeable batteries such as Li-Ion, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Ni-Zn; Single-use alkaline batteries such as AA, AAA, 9V, C, D button cell, and lithium primary. No damaged batteries; no automotive batteries.

Block Styrofoam for recycling (coolers and large blocks of packing material).

Eco Shred offers a monthly community shred event on the last Saturday of EVERY month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 5600 Columbia Park Road, Cheverly, MD 20785. Cost is $10.00 per vehicle, 20 box maximum, and paper is shredded on-site. 301-386-3010.

Lakeland to Have Augmented Reality Tour

At this week’s meeting, the City Council approved its support for a $30,000 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) grant for the Lakeland Community Heritage .

This will require the City to provide the $30,000 cash match required from the Planning Department’s operating budget for matching funds.

This phase involves hiring an audio producer to develop the tour’s final narrative and audio content.

Phase I of the project involved developing new content for the tour in the form of photographs, gathering property records and maps, and conducting interviews. This FY2022 grant for $15,000, with a $15,000 cash match, is in the process of being closed out.

Berwyn Permaculture Garden Cleanup Event

When: Sunday, March 26, 2023, 9 AM-Noon (Rescheduled)
Where: Rhode Island Ave. & Tecumseh St.

Join the Berwyn District Civic Association and City of College Park’s Committee for a Better Environment for a spring cleanup of our beautiful permaculture garden!
The City of College Park will provide all the tools and materials for the cleanup. There will be refreshments, such as donuts and coffee.

Please complete the volunteer RSVP here.

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College Park Target Closing in May

Sadly, the College Park Target store will close on May 13. The store is one of the four stores that Target announced to close.

College Park Target is located on the ground floor of the student housing Landmark at 7501 Baltimore Ave, just north of the City Hall.

The store opened as Target Express in 2015. The retailer said the decision to close these stores was based on performance.

According to the report, employees at other stores will be offered job opportunities at nearby Target stores.

Visioning Workshop for Economic Development

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will host a visioning workshop for City’s economic development at tomorrow’s meeting. The Council requested an analysis and 5-year strategic plan to build on the City’s current development success.

As a first step to developing and implementing a strategic plan, the Visioning Workshop and Stakeholder session seek input from the City’s Leadership to prioritize and address the needs and goals of College Park.

With Councils’ feedback, this Visioning Workshop will assist the Economic Development Manager in defining and constructing a framework and action plan to create a 5-to-10-year Economic Development Plan and Strategy that will align with the City’s Vision and Goals.

The Workshop is in a public session. Anyone can call in and make comments.

You can see a draft presentation here online. The presentation starts at page #58

Kabir for Mayor – I am Running!

Responding to numerous requests from the community, and after doing much introspection and discussing it with my family, I am thrilled to announce that I am running for Mayor of College Park in the upcoming special election.

As the longest continuously serving member of the current City Council, I have had the privilege of serving our community and working hard to improve the lives of our residents. Now, I am ready to take on the role of Mayor to bring even more positive change to College Park.

The recent disturbing incident demands College Park to have a community leader who can bring people together and heal the emotional pain of shock and betrayal. I want to lead as I did before by bringing our community together. In 2010, I worked with a wonderful group of residents for several months and we started City’s annual College Park Day event. Together, we also started our Farmers Market and the Community Garden. Last year, I advocated bringing the once-famous annual College Park Parade back on Rhode Island Avenue, which brought thousands of City residents together in one place.

I love to listen to our residents and get things done. During the Council terms in my district, I listened to our residents and worked on several amenities – a new Duvall Field, Hollywood Streetscape, Hollywood Dog Park, Gateway Park, protected bike lanes and a community center. Being the representative of all districts in the City, I will listen to all residents of College Park and extend my advocacy to bring more amenities to every part of the City.

Being the Mayor, I will advocate for strong public safety, better code enforcement, smart economic development, sustainable and green programs, aging-in-place for our seniors, partnership with the University, enhanced education in our schools, Lakeland Restorative Justice, and a healthy mode of transportation.

I have been advocating and working collaboratively on City issues with our neighboring towns and partners at the County and State levels. Being the Mayor, I will have better opportunities to advance City issues and bring amenities and services to College Park.

I love meeting new neighbors during my campaign. In the coming days, I will be at your doors to hear your ideas and how we can make them happen together. As I hit the campaign trail, I’ll appreciate the opportunity to meet and listen to you.

I ask for your vote and support in this upcoming election. Together, we can make College Park the best it can be.

City Announces this Year’s College Park Parade

Celebrating College Park Parade

May 6, 2023 | 10:00 am | Rhode Island Avenue

Join the City of College Park on May 6, 2023 at 10:00am to celebrate our community! Spectators can line up along Rhode Island Avenue to see local groups, organizations, entertainers, performers, and more!

We need you! Register your band, group, club, school, organization, business, classic car, equestrian club, or performer today. The deadline to participate is April 28, 2023. To register (and for rules and regulations), please visit:

Want to volunteer? Sign up today to be notified when volunteer positions become available (including those for SSL hours) at

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Mental Health support for City Residents

For those who are emotionally struggling because of last week’s disturbing event, the City is offering mental health support.
• For residents seeking mental health support, the City offers up to $5,000 per household in approved mental health expenses either through reimbursement or paid directly to a mental health provider. Learn more about the program and apply at
• City’s Department of Youth, Family Services and Senior Services offers emergency counseling resources for our youngest residents and their families, and the Seniors Program supports our senior population. For the Youth and Family Services, call 240-487-3500 or email For the Seniors Program, call 240.487.3614 or email
• 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988, or chat online at

Construction / Traffic Alert On Route 1: Retaining Wall In Front Of Holiday Inn

There will be a three-month-long construction work involving the excavation and construction of a retaining wall at Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 9020 Baltimore Avenue. Crews will close off affected parking spaces at Holiday Inn. Lanes will be shifted northbound and southbound along Baltimore Avenue. The concrete island at the Holiday Inn driveway will be removed.

The SHA advises us that equipment used for construction may be disruptive. Pedestrians and motorists should travel undistracted through all work zones, and motorists should obey all posted speed limits. Please see below for more on this planned work.

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