Garbage and recycling collections to shift for county residents but remain the same for city customers
City and County of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas and Wednesday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day, the local governments have announced.
For city solid waste customers, collection schedules will be not affected by the holidays, a city news release points out.
However, Sarasota County has announced the following information for garbage, recycling and yard waste collections in the unincorporated areas:
- Monday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 30 — no changes.
- Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 31 — no changes.
- Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 — no collection services.
All remaining collections will be delayed by one day, a county news release adds. For example, Wednesday customers will have their garbage, recyclables and yard waste collected on Thursday, Dec. 26, and Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.
All county solid waste facilities, including the Central County Landfill, the Citizens’ Convenience Center and the Chemical Collection Centers, will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2020, the news release notes.
Additionally, Sarasota County’s Chemical Collection Centers located at 8750 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota and 250 S. Jackson Road in Nokomis, along with the Re-Uz-It Shop located at 8750 Bee Ridge Road, also will be closed on Dec. 24, as well as on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
The landfill will remain open until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, and Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 because of the holiday collection schedule, the release says. However the construction and demolition area will close at 2 p.m. those days.
Within the city of Sarasota, hours of operation at recreation and cultural arts facilities will vary:
- Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex, located at 2650 Waldemere St., will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. It will have limited hours, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on New Year’s Eve.
- Bobby Jones Golf Club, located at 1000 Circus Blvd., is open 365 days a year. The city-owned course will host the 12th Annual Reindeer Games on Christmas Day with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start on the British Course. The American and Gillespie Executive courses will be open for 18-hole play from 6:30 to 9 a.m. and for nine-hole play from 6:30 to 11 a.m. on Christmas Day. The Golf Shop will be open from 6:30 to 11 a.m. on Christmas Day; and from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
- Lido Pool, located at 400 Benjamin Franklin Drive, will be open for regular hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (10 a.m.to 4:45 p.m.) and closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
- Payne Park Tennis Center, located at 2050 Adams Lane in downtown Sarasota, will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and open for limited hours, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
- Robert L. Taylor Communety Complex, located at 1845 John RiversSt., will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. It will be open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
- The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall,located at 777 N. Tamiami Trail, will have its box office open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve; the box office will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Other county closings will take place as follows:
- The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2020.
- Libraries and Historical Resources will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1, 2020. All county libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31.
- Knight Trail Park pistol and rifle range will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1, 2020.
- Recreation centers will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1, 2020.
- Regular Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) bus services will be suspended Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2020. Regular bus service will be provided on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.
- The SCAT administrative office and downtown transfer station customer service window will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan.1, 2020.
- The Siesta Key Breeze trolley will operate on a normal schedule, circulating between Turtle Beach Park and Siesta Village.