City and county administrative offices to close for observance of Labor Day, Sept. 7

No garbage, recycling or yard waste collections will occur for city or county residential customers that day

A Waste Management truck stops to pick up recyclables in one of the county’s new blue single-stream carts. Image courtesy Sarasota County

City and County of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day, the city and county have announced.

Moreover, no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste pickup will occur on Monday, city and county news releases point out.

For City of Sarasota customers, service will be adjusted as follows: The Monday collection will occur on Tuesday, and the Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday collections will not be interrupted, the city release says.

Further, the city release notes, no commercial garbage will be collected on Monday. “Solid Waste staff will coordinate with commercial customers to adjust their individual collections accordingly,” the release says.

For county customers, all trash, recycling and yard waste collection services will be delayed by one day next week because of the holiday. Curbside collection will run as follows:

  • Monday, Sept. 7: no services.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8: collection for Monday customers.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9: collection for Tuesday customers.
  • Thursday, Sept. 10: collection for Wednesday customers.
  • Friday, Sept. 11: collection for Thursday customers.
  • Saturday, Sept. 12: collection for Friday customers.

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the landfill will remain open until 5 p.m.; however the Construction and Demolition area will close at 2 p.m., the county news release points out. Customers unloading by hand must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing, the release stresses.

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, all Sarasota County libraries, Historical Resources facilities, the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Sarasota County offices, and county recreation centers also will be closed on Sept. 7, a county news release notes.

Additionally, Sarasota County Area Transit will not operate on Labor Day. However, the Siesta Key Breeze trolley will be running its normal route between Turtle Beach Park and Siesta Village from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For beachgoers: county staff urges people, “Pack In, Pack Out: Don’t leave anything behind when visiting Sarasota County parks and beaches. Pack up or properly dispose of everything you bring with you.”

Hours of operation at city recreation and cultural arts facilities for Sept. 5-7 will vary, as follows:

The regular City Commission meeting will be held via teleconference on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

City offices again will be open to the public on a by-appointment basis only beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. City business also can be conducted either online via or by phone at 263-6000. More information about COVID-19 closures is available at

In the county, all solid waste facilities will be closed for the holiday, including the Central County Landfill, located at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis; the Citizen’s Convenience Center, located at 4010 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis; and the Chemical Collection Centers, located at 250 S. Jackson Road in Venice and 8750 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota.