Memorial Day falls on May 29, 2017 this year and many places are closed. Some offices are shut down, along with schools; most banks are closed and mail is on hold as well. So, what is the deal with garbage and recycling pickups?
Many garbage disposal companies will not be running. For example, NYC.gov reports that their holiday schedule includes Independence Day and recommends that people put out their garbage after 4 p.m. on the evening of the holiday tonight, for collection beginning the next day. As for regular Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday pick up, those days will not be affected by the holiday.
You can also click here for a website called Republic Services and on the site, you can enter your address to try to view holiday schedules for trash collection in your area.
When it comes to recycling schedules, this definitely depends on your county, but many organizations are following the same guidelines. For example, Minneapolis MN reports that if your trash or recycling pickup falls on or just after a holiday when they are closed, pickup will be one day late. This means that collection will take place the following day, just like trash day.
So, what else is open or closed on Independence Day? Here’s our easy go-to list:
Schools – closed
Banks – mainly closed
Mail – closed
Stock Market – closed
Supermarkets and stores – open (with the exception of Costco)
The 4th of July is designated as a federal holiday. Some also use the day to celebrate with loved ones.