On Monday, the federal New Year's holiday, here is some of what's open and closed and some special hours for public services and businesses:
On Monday, the federal New Year’s holiday, here is some of what’s open and closed and some special hours for public services and businesses:
• Parking on Seattle streets is free.
• Garbage and recycling-pickup schedules in Seattle, Bellevue and many other municipalities are unchanged. Customers who subscribe to curbside food- and yard-waste pickup services in Seattle can include Christmas trees and greens to be hauled away for free through Jan. 8.
• Metro bus routes will operate on a Sunday schedule. For more information, go to 1.usa.gov/tCuJzN.
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• Most state liquor stores will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information: liq.wa.gov/stores/new-years-2012
• Washington State Ferries began operating on a winter schedule Sunday.
• The Victoria Clipper ferry doubled its trips to Victoria, B.C., through Monday.
• No mail-delivery service. Post offices and most banks and credit unions will be closed.
• Most retailers and grocery stores will have regular hours.
• Seattle park hours are unchanged, but community centers will be closed.
• Libraries: All locations of the Seattle Public Library and book drops at the Central Library downtown will operate normal hours. King County Library locations will be open. Snohomish County’s Sno-Isle libraries will be closed.