January 14, 2016

Holiday Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18:
  • County Offices – closed 
  • Libraries – closed Sunday, January 17 and Monday, January 18 
  • County Liquor stores – closed 
  • Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities open; all other classes and programs canceled; Administrative office, senior centers and community centers closed 
  • Montgomery Parks - for operating schedule, including Brookside Gardens, ice rinks, tennis centers, trains and carousels, visit www.MontgomeryParks.org
  • Ride On – Modified holiday schedule (check schedules at www.Rideonbus.com)
  • Metrorail – Will operate from 5 a.m. to midnight on a Saturday schedule. Off-peak fares all day and free parking at all Metro-operated facilities. 
  • Metrobus – Metrobus will operate on its Saturday supplemental schedule. MetroAccess will operate normal hours with subscription trips cancelled unless specifically requested. Additional information available at www.wmata.com.
  • TRiPS Commuter Stores (Silver Spring and Friendship Heights) -- closed 
  • Refuse/recycling pickup – no collection* 
  • Transfer Station – closed 
  • Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters – free 
  • MCPS Schools and Administrative Offices – closed 
  • State offices and courts – closed 
*Collection for Friday provided one day later for remainder of week (last collection day is Saturday)


  1. What does this mean?

    "*Collection for Friday provided one day later for remainder of week (last collection day is Saturday)"

    Probably should use wording from https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/SWS/holidays/
    which is "No County-provided recycling or trash collections on January 18; all pickups that week slide by one day"

  2. The note regarding Refuse/recycling pickup is ambiguous. The note implies that there will be no collection on Monday. The footnote implies that only collection normally scheduled on Friday will be collected on Saturday. One has to assume that Monday collection will occur on Tuesday. Please clarify.

    1. Thank you for your question. I apologize for the confusion. Because of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday, there was no Montgomery County-provided trash collection on Monday. This week, all County-provided trash service will slide one day.

      You are correct, the Monday collection will occur on Tuesday, the Tuesday on Wednesday, etc...

      The Division of Solid Waste Services offers notifications about holiday or weather-related changes to County-provided collection service. To sign up, visit:

    2. Your refuse/recycling pickup notice should be more informative. It should say that all pickup slides by one day!

  3. This is all veru unclear wheather or not the trash pickup takes place as usual. You have obviously changed your format and as usual better is the enemy of good. Good lord whats next more improvments that lead only to more and more confusion.


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