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PRESS RELEASE: 2017 & 2018 city of Long Beach Holiday Schedule

Release Date: 2017-12-14

***Note To Editors: Tree Recycling Program Flyer Attached***




December 14, 2017

Contact: Kevin Lee, Interim Public Affairs Officer, City Manager’s Office, 562.570.6811, Kevin.Lee@longbeach.gov


For Immediate Release


City of Long Beach Christmas 2017 and New Year’s 2018 Holiday Closures


All Long Beach Public Libraries will be closed Saturday, December 23 through Monday, December 25 and Saturday, December 30 through Monday, January 1.  All Libraries are closed on Mondays per their normal schedule and will reopen on Tuesday following the respective holiday. (The library catalogdownloads, and databases  are available 24/7.)


Street Sweeping

There will be no scheduled street sweeping or enforcement of street sweeping violations on Monday, December 25 or Monday, January 1. Street sweeping will resume its regular schedule the Tuesday following each holiday.


Parking Enforcement

Read your parking meter: Parking meters will be enforced on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1 unless the meter states "Exempt on Holidays."  All meters will be enforced as usual on December 24 and December 31. The days and hours of enforcement are displayed inside the meters.



Refuse and recycling collection will not occur on Monday, December 25 or Monday, January 1; collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week, ending on Saturday.  For example, if Monday is your regular trash day, then it will be collected on Tuesday instead; and if Tuesday is your regular trash day, then it will be collected on Wednesday instead.


Towing and Lien Sales

The Towing Operations & Vehicle Storage Facility that is located at 3111 E. Willow Street between Temple Avenue and Redondo Avenue will be closed on Monday, December 25. Normal business hours are:

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8.00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday and Holidays.

Vehicles and property are available for release outside of the hours listed above for an additional fee. More information can be found online.


City Offices and Services

City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, December 25, 2017 and Monday, January 1, 2018. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 and on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


Closed on Monday, December 25 and on Monday, January 1:

  • Animal Care Services and spcaLA (Animal Control Officers are available to respond to calls for service, and lost pets can be redeemed by appointment only by calling 562-570-PETS)
  • Career Transition Center
  • Center for Working Families
  • City Hall
  • Citizen Police Complaint Commission
  • Code Enforcement services
  • El Dorado Regional Park
  • El Dorado Nature Center
  • Fire Headquarters, Support Services, Fire Prevention, & Operations, including Marine Safety Administration
  • Gas Services (Emergencies: 562.570.2140)
  • Health Department and Health facilities
  • Housing Authority
  • Libraries
  • Marina offices (Thanksgiving Day only)
  • Neighborhood Resource Center
  • Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Center
  • Park offices and community park facilities
  • Police administration
  • Street Sweeping
  • Swimming pools
  • Water Department (Emergencies: 562.570.2390)


Open on Monday, December 25 and on January 1:

  • Fire Stations and Lifeguard Stations
  • Main Police Station Front Desk
  • Marina offices (Open Friday 11/24)
  • Refuse and Recycling Collection
  • Towing and Lien Sales



The City’s annual holiday “Treecycling” Tree Recycling program gives residents a chance to dispose of trees free of charge while keeping the trees out of the trash after the holidays.


From December 26, 2017 through January 12, 2018 residents can drop off trees at several locations throughout the City, as shown on www.longbeach-recycles.org. Residents with City refuse service can leave their trees out where trash is normally collected by 7:00 am on Saturday, January 13, 2018.


All trees must have decorations and stands removed, and trees over 12 feet tall should be cut in half.


About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.


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