City and County of Sarasota facilities to be closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 15

Garbage, recycling and yard waste collections to remain on normal schedule

This portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is by Betsy G. Reyneau; it was given to the National Archives. Image from the National Archives and Records Administration

City and County of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, the local government staffs have announced.

Garbage, recycling and yard waste collection schedules will not be affected by the holiday, both city and county staff point out.

The city’s Bay Runner trolly will run on its regular schedule, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the city release notes.

Holiday hours of operation at City of Sarasota facilities will vary, as follows:

The City Commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the Commission Chambers within City Hall, which stands at 1565 First St. in downtown Sarasota.

For more information on city garbage and recycling collections, contact the Solid Waste Division at 941-263-6170. 

County facilities closed on Jan. 15

The following are the county facilities and services that will be closed in observance of the holiday: 

  • Libraries and Historical Resources’ branches and office.
  • Breeze Transit administrative offices and ticket outlets.
  • University of Florida/Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Office in Sarasota County.
  • Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources’ recreation centers and the Knight Trail Park pistol and rifle range.
  • The Bee Ridge Chemical Collection Center, administrative office and The Re-Uz-It Shop, located at 8750 Bee Ridge Road; the Central County Landfill administrative office standing at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis; and the Jackson Road Chemical Collection Center located at 250 S. Jackson Road in Venice.
  • The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County.
  • Sarasota County Tax Collector’s offices.
  • The Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections offices.
  • The Sarasota County Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller offices. Services can be accessed online at 

County facilities operating at normal hours on Jan. 15 

  • All Breeze services.
  • Disposal operations located at the Central County Landfill at 4000 Knights Trail Road and the Citizens’ Convenience Center standing at 4010 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All customers unloading by hand should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing.

For more information about county facilities or services, dial 311 or visit