In the private sector most people will be expected to be at work on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16.

However, in the public sector it is a federal, North Carolina, Greensboro, Guilford County and Guilford County Schools holiday.

Since the City of Greensboro takes Martin Luther King Jr. Day as one of its 14 holidays during the year, most City of Greensboro offices and facilities will be closed.

On Monday, Jan. 16, there will be no garbage, recycling, bulk trash, yard waste or appliance collections.  The normal Monday collections will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and the normal Tuesday collections will be on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

The Thursday and Friday collection schedules will not change.

The Greensboro Public Library System, including the Greensboro History Museum and the Cultural Arts Center, will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16.

All city recreation centers, Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers, Greensboro Youth Council, Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation, Xperience @ Caldcleugh, Greensboro Sportsplex and Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion at Barber Park will all be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Lake Higgins will also be closed.  However, Lake Townsend and Lake Brandt will be open.

Gillespie Golf Course will also be open to the public during its regular operating hours on Monday, Jan. 16. All city parks, gardens, trails and cemeteries will also be open.

Recreation facilities will return to their regular operating hours on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

On Monday, Jan. 16, Greensboro Transit Agency (GTA) and the paratransit service Access GSO will operate on a Saturday schedule, with GTA providing hourly service from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

While City of Greensboro offices are closed, the 24/7 emergency service for water and sewer needs will be available.  Water customers may call 336-373-2489 and follow the prompts to be connected to the water resources department dispatcher.