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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 30, 2014
Linda Robson, Thurston County Public Information at (360) 867-2097 or RobsonL@co.thurston.wa.us

Thurston County Offices Closed July 4 for Independence Day
Regular curbside garbage and recycling collection on Friday

Thurston County government offices will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
All offices will re-open for regular business on Monday, July 7.

Regular curbside garbage and recycling collection will still be done in Thurston County on Friday, July 4. Customers are reminded to have their garbage and recycling bins ready for pick up by 6 a.m.

The county's Waste and Recovery Center in Lacey will be closed July 4, but will re-open on Saturday, July 5
at 8 a.m. WARC customers are reminded that starting July 1, the WARC entrance gates will close at 4:45 p.m. each day so all customer transactions are finished by 5 p.m. allowing the WARC to close on time. For more about the Waste and Recovery Center hours, holiday closures, rates, and other information, visit www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org and click on "Waste and Recovery Center."

Other county service information for the 4th of July holiday:
  • 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 noise complaints and complaints about the use of illegal fireworks. 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 Intercity Transit will operate Sunday-level service on Friday, July 4. For more information please visit www.intercitytransit.com or call (360) 786-1881.

Thurston County residents are also reminded that the sale and discharge of fireworks in unincorporated Thurston County is strictly limited:
  • Fireworks sales in unincorporated Thurston County: Ends July 4 at 11 p.m.

  • Discharge of fireworks in unincorporated Thurston County: July 3 and 4 ONLY between 9 a.m.
    and 11 p.m.

To learn more about fireworks safety and injury prevention, go to the Washington State Patrol website at www.wsp.wa.gov. The Washington State Patrol website also has a list of public fireworks displays in Thurston County and throughout the state.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3