The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 This Week's Paper
City offices set to observe Christmas Day, New Year’s Day with closures

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas Day, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day.

The City's landfill, recycling center and household hazardous waste facility (3510 S. Mullen St.) will be closed all day on Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Tacoma residents and businesses in Tacoma may dispose of undecorated and unflocked Christmas trees for free by bringing them to the Tacoma Landfill between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Monday, Dec. 31 and Wednesday, Jan. 2 through Monday, Jan. 21.

If your regular garbage, recycling, yard/food waste day is Monday, your collection for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 will be picked up on your normal collection day. If your collection day is normally Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, your garbage, recycling, yard/food waste will be collected one day later. Customers can find their garbage day and the holiday collection schedule specific to their address at tacomarecycles.org/collectioncalendar.

The City will only collect undecorated and unflocked Christmas trees that have been cut and placed inside brown yard waste containers with lids closed flat. Decorated or flocked Christmas trees cannot be recycled and must go in the garbage, and Christmas trees left next to containers will not be collected.

Customers with specific questions about Christmas tree recycling may call (253) 591-5543.

Following is a list of other closures and service adjustments relating to the upcoming holidays:

Senior centers (415 S. 13th St. and 5016 A St.) will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

The Tacoma Public Library's main library (1102 Tacoma Ave. S) will be open on Saturday, Dec. 22, closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25, and closed at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31. All branch libraries will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 22 and Tuesday, Dec. 25, and all libraries will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

The Tacoma Municipal Court (930 Tacoma Ave. S) will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

There will be no parking enforcement by City staff on Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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