Newark, NJ – January 14, 2022 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed and all non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Monday, January 17, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Police, Fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected.
Garbage collection that would normally occur on Monday, January 17, will take place on the next normal collection day in Zone A, Thursday, January 20. Therefore, residents should not put out their trash on the evening of Sunday, January 16, as doing so may result in a fine. On Thursday, January 20, their regular collection day, residents must place their refuse, bottles, and cans for recycling at their curbs for pick-up on the evening of Wednesday, January 19. Street-sweeping services will also be suspended on Monday, January 17. The next paper recycling pick-up will occur on Monday, January 24.
The Department of Health and Community Wellness’s inspection services and health clinic will not operate on Monday, January 17. In addition, the Bureau of Vital Statistics will be closed. Residents will not be able to apply for permits, birth certificates, name-change certificates, marriage licenses, or pay water or tax bills at City Hall. However, the Medical Director and Department’s Division of Surveillance and Prevention are on call for non-life threatening medical and public health emergencies.
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