Since Christmas fell on a Sunday this year, many businesses and government offices are taking today as their holiday.
Here’s a look at changes due to the holiday:
Garbage collection: Get those cans out. Collection is normal today. For the next two weeks you can put out your trees.
Trees must be trimmed to 6 feet or shorter. Trim branches to less than four feet to fit into the collection trucks. Bundle each section with sisal string or twine (not plastic). Decorated, flocked and plastic trees are not recyclable and will be charged as extra garbage.
At Apartments – One tree may be placed next to each food/yard waste cart at no extra charge each collection day.
Metro Metro is on a Sunday schedule today and a reduced weekday schedule through Friday.
Pay stations: You don’t have to pay to park. Street parking is free today.
Mail: No mail delivery today and post offices are closed.
Libraries: Seattle Public Library is open regular hours today. (10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Ballard)
Liquor stores: The Ballard store at 2840 N.W. Market St. is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Crown Hill store is closed. For a list of open stores, click here (.pdf)