City and county administrative offices and other facilities to be closed for Memorial Day observance

Trash and recycling collections unaffected by holiday

City and County of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day, the local governments have announced.

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection and commercial garbage collection schedules will not be affected by the holiday, news releases point out.

Hours of operation at City of Sarasota recreational and cultural arts facilities will be as follows:

The city, in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will host the annual Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, in downtown Sarasota. It will be followed by a ceremony at approximately 11 a.m. at Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park.

Because of the parade, the Bay Runner open-air trolley will operate along a modified route from Ted Sperling Park on South Lido Key to the Ringling Boulevard-Palm Avenue intersection from 8 a.m. until the conclusion of the parade and ceremony, about noon on Monday, the release points out.

For more information about garbage, recycling, and yard waste collections, contact the Solid Waste Division at 941-365-7651.

The following county offices will be closed on Memorial Day:

  • Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources’ branches.
  • The Florida Department of Health-Sarasota County.
  • Sarasota County University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension and Sustainability offices.
  • Sarasota County Area Transit administrative office and ticket outlets at the downtown Sarasota station and Venice Train Depot.
  • Regular Sarasota County Area Transit bus and Plus services.
  • Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources recreational facilities.
  • Sarasota County’s Chemical Collection Center and the Re-Uz-It Shop located at 8750 Bee Ridge Road.
  • The administrative offices for the Central County Landfill, which stands at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis.
  • The Chemical Collection Center located at 250 S. Jackson Road remains closed because of damage from Hurricane Ian.

Operating at normal hours on Monday, May 29 

  • The Central County Landfill, located at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis, and the Citizens’ Convenience Center, standing at 4010 Knights Trail Road.
  • The Siesta Key Breeze trolley and OnDemand services will operate at their normal hours.