TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. –– Labor Day is coming up –– Monday, Sept. 7 –– and per usual local offices and businesses will be honoring the holiday with adjusted schedules and closures.

Here’s a look at everything that will be effected by Labor Day closures and schedule changes.

Bus service

TCAT riders are asked to refer to the Sunday service schedules when planning their trips on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. In addition, TCAT’s customer service representatives will not be available on the holiday.

Routes in service are: 11S, 14, 14S, 15, 17, 20, 21, 30, 40, 43, 51, 67, 70, 72, Tconnect 77, 90, 92 and 93.

Route not running are: 10, 11, 13, 13S, 31, 32, 36, 37, 41, 52, 53, 65, 81, 82 and 84.

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, TCAT routes will resume on a normal schedule and customer service representatives will be available by phone at (607) 277-RIDE (7433) during their regular weekday hours from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Testing center

The Cayuga Health Sampling Site will be adjusting their hours for the holiday weekend –– they are closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. and to accommodate for the typical testing volume they’ll be open this Saturday, Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Regular hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an appointment visit Cayuga Medical Center’s website here.

Recycling/trash pickup

Garbage pick-up will occur one day later than your regularly scheduled pick-up date during the week of September 7th. Meaning if your regularly scheduled pick-up day is Monday, your trash will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday pick-up occurs on Wednesday, etc.

Both the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management Office and the County Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.

In addition, there will be no curbside recycling collection on Sept. 7.  Pick-up will take place one day later for the remainder of the holiday week. For example, if your scheduled collection day is Monday, your recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday’s collection will take place Wednesday, and so on.

Anna Lamb

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