No changes planned in garbage, recycling and yard-waste collections
City and County of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day, both local governments have announced.
Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection and commercial garbage collection schedules will be unaffected by the holiday, the city and county say.
Since collection times vary, county residents should place materials at the curb by 6 a.m. on the day of pickup, the county news release points out.
Additionally, the Central County Landfill and the Citizens’ Convenience Center, located at 4010 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis, will be open, the county release adds.
Hours of operation at city recreation and cultural arts facilities will vary on Memorial Day:
- Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex, located at 2650 Waldemere St., will be closed.
- Lido Pool, located at 400 Benjamin Franklin Drive, remains closed until further notice.
- Nature Trails at Bobby Jones Golf Club, located at 1000 Circus Blvd., are temporarily closed.
- Payne Park Tennis Center, located at 2050 Adams Lane, will be closed.
- Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, located at 1845 34th St., will be closed.
- The box office of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, located at 777 N. Tamiami Trail, will be closed.
The annual Memorial Day parade has been canceled, a city news release points out. However, the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee will hold a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 31, at Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park, which is located at 199 Bayfront Drive in Sarasota.
County closings on May 31
- The Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) administrative offices and the downtown Sarasota transfer station customer service window will be closed.
- No regular SCAT bus services, emergency on-demand services or SCAT Plus services will be provided.
- Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources recreational facilities will be closed.
However, the Siesta Key Breeze open-air trolley will operate on its usual schedule.
- The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, which has offices in downtown Sarasota, will be closed.
- Sarasota County’s Chemical Collection Centers, located at 8750 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota and at 250 S. Jackson Road in Venice, will be closed.
- The administrative offices at the Central County Landfill, located at 4000 Knights Trail Road, and the Chemical Collection Center standing at 8750 Bee Ridge Road will be closed. In addition, the Re-Uz-It Shop remains closed to the public at this time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.