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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 29, 2015
Linda Robson, Thurston County Public Information at (360) 867-2097 or RobsonL@co.thurston.wa.us

Thurston County Offices Closed July 3 for Federal Holiday
Regular curbside garbage and recycling collection on Friday

Thurston County government offices will be closed for the federal holiday on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. All offices will re-open for regular business on Monday, July 6.

Regular curbside garbage and recycling collection will still be done in Thurston County on Friday, July 3. 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 open during regular business hours on Friday, July 3, but closed on Saturday, July 4. 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."

County residents are reminded that a countywide outdoor burn ban is currently in place. For more details about the burn ban restrictions, go to the county's homepage at www.co.thurston.wa.us and click on the "Countywide Burn Ban" link.

County officials also remind residents that there are restrictions on the sale and discharge of fireworks in the county. But with the current heat and dry conditions, residents are urged to keep this holiday season safe and sane and enjoy the region's professional fireworks shows this year instead. To learn more, go to the county's homepage at www.co.thurston.wa.us and click on the "Fireworks restrictions and safety tips" link.

Other county service information for the Independence Day holiday weekend:
  • 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. This includes if residents see illegal burning or evidence of a wildfire.

  • Thurston County Sheriff Non-emergency Services: Residents of unincorporated Thurston County are urged to call the Sheriff'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. Fireworks are not allowed at any county parks.

  • Intercity Transit: Intercity Transit will operate regular service on the observed holiday, Friday, July 3.
    IT will run Sunday-level service on Saturday, July 4. For more information please visit www.intercitytransit.com or call (360) 786-1881.

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