County government offices to be closed on Jan. 15 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Garbage and recycling collections to remain on normal schedule

The county Administration Center is located in downtown Sarasota. File photo

Most Sarasota County Government offices, including the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for the national observance celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., the county has announced.

All Sarasota County libraries will be closed, along with all Sarasota County recreation centers and the pistol and rifle range at Knight Trail Park, a news release says.

The collection schedule for solid waste, yard waste and recyclables will not be affected by the holiday, the release points out.

Payne Park will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. Arlington Park and Aquatic Center will be open from noon to 5 p.m., the release adds.

Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT), including the Siesta Key Breeze, will be on a normal bus schedule on Jan. 15, the release notes. However, the customer service stations at the SCAT Administration office and the downtown transfer station will be closed for the day, the release says.

The landfill, located at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis, will be open, but the administrative office will be closed.

Sarasota County’s chemical collection center at 250 S. Jackson Road in Venice will be closed; however, the chemical collection center at 8750 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, and the Citizen’s Convenience Center at 4010 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis, will be open, the release adds.