Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collections will not be affected
City and County of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday, both local governments have announced.
Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collections in the city and county, along with commercial garbage collection in the city, will be unaffected by the holiday, they point out in news releases.
Hours of operation at City of Sarasota recreational and cultural arts facilities for July 4-5 are as follows:
- Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex, located at 2650 Waldemere St., will be closed both days.
- Lido Pool, located at 400 Benjamin Franklin Drive, will be open July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and closed July 5.
- Nature Trails at Bobby Jones Golf Club, located at 1000 Circus Blvd., are temporarily closed. The golf courses are closed until early 2022.
- Payne Park Tennis Center, located at 2050 Adams Lane, will be open July 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on July 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, located at 1845 34th St., will be closed both days.
- The box office of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, located at 777 N. Tamiami Trail, will be closed both days.
The City of Sarasota will host a July 4th parade along the Sarasota Bayfront, paying tribute to veterans, first responders, medical professionals and frontline, as part of Suncoast Summer Fest’s Celebrate Sarasota, the city is reminding the public.
The parade will begin at 8 p.m. on July 4 and culminate with local American Idol star Alana performing the National Anthem at Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park, immediately followed by the Sarasota Bayfront fireworks show. The park stands at 199 Bayfront Drive.
In regard to county government offices, the county news release points out that the following will be closed on July 5:
- The Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) administrative office and downtown Sarasota transfer station’s customer service window.
- Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources recreational facilities.
- The Florida Department of Health-Sarasota County.
- Sarasota County’s Chemical Collection Centers located at 8750 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota and at 250 S. Jackson Road in Venice.
- The administrative offices at the Central County Landfill, located at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis, and the Chemical Collection Center, located at 8750 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota. In addition, the Re-Uz-It Shop remains closed to the public at this time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the county release points out, the Central County Landfill and the Citizens’ Convenience Center, located at 4010 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis, will be open on July 5.
Additionally, SCAT bus and SCAT Plus service, the new OnDemand mobility service, and the Siesta Key Breeze will operate at normal hours, the county release says.