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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 21, 2015
John Tennis, Thurston County Public Information at (360) 709-3073 or tennisj@co.thurston.wa.us

Thurston County Offices Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
No curbside garbage and recycling collection on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

OLYMPIA - Thurston County government offices will be closed on Friday, December 25 for Christmas Day and Friday, January 1 for New Year's Day.

Thurston County garbage and recycling customers are reminded that there is no curbside collection service on Friday, December 25 or Friday, January 1. For customers who normally have garbage and recycling collected on Fridays, collection will be done one day later, after Christmas Day and after New Year's Day. Remember that bins should be at your curb and ready for collection by 6 a.m. on your pick-up day. For those who are on City of Olympia garbage or recycling service, please contact Olympia Utilities at 753-8340 or go to their web site at:http://olympiawa.gov/city-utilities/garbage-and-recycling/pick-up-schedule.aspx for collection information.
  • Regular Friday customers- pick-up Saturday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 2

The county's Waste and Recovery Center in Lacey will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The WARC will be open for regular hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. On December 24, 26, 31 and January 2. Go to www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org for more information.

  • Fire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services. Residents are urged to use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies only.
  • Thurston County Sheriff Non-emergency Services: Residents of unincorporated Thurston County are urged to call the Sherriff's Department non-emergency number at (360) 704-2740 for non-emergency issues like noise complaints. 9-1-1 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only.
  • County Parks Open: Burfoot Park, Frye Cove Park, Kenneydell Park and the Off-Leash Dog Park at the WARC will be open during regular park hours.
  • Intercity Transit: IT will not operate its local or express bus service on Friday, December 25 or Friday, January 1. IT bus service will also end early on Christmas Eve-Thursday, December 24. The last bus departure will be between 5:20 and 7:15 p.m., depending on the route, and IT Customer Service will close at 6 p.m. Call (360) 786-1881 or visit www.intercitytransit.com for more Christmas Eve early closure details and other holiday service information.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3