Independence Day Schedules

Press releases from Alachua County and City of Gainesville


In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, city offices will be closed Monday, July 5.

The Regional Transit System (RTS) will provide its holiday service, which runs between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., to routes 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 20, 26, 35, 43, 75 and 711. Please visit the RTS website for more information.

Residential curbside collection for garbage, recycling, and yard trash will not be affected by the holiday. 

Alachua County

Other than emergency services, all Alachua County government offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.

Residential curbside collection service for solid waste, recycling, and yard trash will not be affected due to the observance of Independence Day.

The Hazardous Waste Collection Center, the five Alachua County Rural Collection Centers, and the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station will be open for their regularly scheduled hours.

The Solid Waste and Resource Recovery administrative offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, and will reopen on Tuesday, July 6.

Animal Services Officers respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays, to matters affecting public safety and animals in immediate danger. Citizens should dial 911 to report such emergencies on Sundays, holidays, and between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. nightly. During regular hours (Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays), Alachua County Animal Services can be reached at 352-264-6870.