Monday, Sept. 4 is Labor Day and what many people consider the end of the summer.
Summer doesn’t officially end until Friday, Sept. 22, and according to the meteorological calendar it ends on Aug. 31, but despite that most people still consider Labor Day to be the end of summer.
Labor Day is a holiday, which means City of Greensboro offices will be closed, and more importantly to most people there will be no garbage, recycling, yard waste, bulk or other collections on Monday, Sept. 4.
The collections scheduled for Monday, Sept. 4 will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 5 and the collections scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 5 will take place on Wed. Sept. 6.
And you can’t do it yourself on Monday, Sept. 4, as both the White Street Landfill and the Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed.
If your regular collection day is Thursday or Friday, your collections will not be affected by the holiday.
Just a reminder: Although there has been a lot in the news about the city only picking up yard waste in biodegradable paper bags, that doesn’t go into effect until March 1, 2024, and the city currently requires bagged yard waste to be in clear plastic bags.
Also closed on Monday, Sept. 4 are all community recreation centers, Lake Higgins, the Greensboro Sportsplex, Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers, Greensboro Youth Council, Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation, Xperience @ Caldcleugh, Barber Park Event Center, Simkins Indoor Sport Pavilion at Barber Park and the Greensboro Parks and Recreation administrative offices.
Remaining open on Labor Day are all city parks, gardens, spraygrounds, trails, Gillespie Golf Course, Lake Brandt and Lake Townsend.
According to the Parks and Recreation Department, city swimming pools will not reopen after Labor Day.
Also closed on Monday Sept. 4 are the Greensboro History Museum, all branches of the Greensboro Public Library system and the Greensboro Cultural Center.
The Greensboro Transit Agency buses and Access GSO will operate on a Saturday schedule on Monday, Sept. 4, with regular service resuming on Tuesday, Sept. 5.