The traditional end of summer is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.

According to the calendar, summer ends on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and for kids summer is over that first day of school.  Despite all of that, the traditional end of summer is still Labor Day.

Garbage, recycling, yard waste, bulk trash and appliances won’t be picked up by the city on Monday. Those routes will be picked up Tuesday, Sept. 7 and the usual Tuesday routes will be picked up Wednesday, Sept. 8.  Those who have Thursday and Friday pickup days will see no change in the schedule.

And if you’re doing some end of the summer clean up and want to dispose of it yourself, the White Street Landfill and the Solid Waste Transfer Station are also both closed on Monday, but reopen on their regular schedules Tuesday, Sept. 8.

If you’re looking for something to do on Labor Day, city facilities are mostly closed.  The Greensboro History Museum and all branches of the Greensboro Public Library system and the Cultural Arts Center will be closed.

The same goes for indoor recreation facilities.  All community recreation centers, Greensboro Sportsplex, Smith and Trotter Active Adult Centers, Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation, Xperience @ Caldcleugh, Barber Park Event Center, Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion at Barber Park and the Parks and Recreation Administrative offices are closed.

However, all city parks, gardens, spray-grounds, trails, cemeteries, Gillespie Golf Course, Lindley pool, Lake Brandt and Lake Townsend are open.  Lake Higgins is closed.

As far as public transportation goes, GTA, HEAT and Access GSO will operate on a Saturday schedule with GTA and Access GSO services ending at 10 p.m.  HEAT will not offer late night service.

City offices along with most other offices in the city will be closed.

Emergency service is available for water and sewer needs 24/7 including Labor Day.  Water customers are asked to call 336-373-2489 to report water or sewer problems.

One final note, the News & Record is not printing a newspaper on Labor Day.