Memorial Day holiday schedule of San Antonio City Services

Updated for 2021: The City of San Antonio will observe the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31, 2021. City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed. Public safety and emergency services will remain in operation.

But do you have to take out the trash on Memorial Day?

Yes. Recycling, organics recycling and garbage will be collected on Monday, May 31.

Other City services will operate as follows:


  • Recycling, organics recycling, and garbage will be collected
  • Police will be on duty
  • Fire and EMS personnel will be on duty
  • 3-1-1 Call Center will operate on holiday hours from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Downtown visitors will enjoy a parking meter holiday
  • SWMD Customer Service will work from 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Dead animal collection crews will have adjusted schedules
  • Animal Care Officers will be on duty at Bitters Brush Recycling Center, 1800 Wurzbach Parkway
  • Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center, 8963 Nelson Rd
  • Magistrate Court and Detention Center
  • City parks and trails.
  • Select Fitness in the Park classes will be held.
  • Select outdoor swimming pools will be open.
  • La Villita and Market Square shops


  • All Metro Health locations and clinics
  • The COVID-19 hotline
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
  • COVID-19 Pop-Up Sites
  • Animal Care Services Adoption Center & Lobby
  • Bulky waste collection centers and household hazardous waste sites
  • Pre-K 4 SA offices and centers
  • Senior Centers Senior Nutrition Sites (seniors or the general public may contact individual nutrition sites for holiday schedule information)
  • City of San Antonio Community Service Centers Office of the City Clerk, Passports, Vital Records and Municipal Archives and Records
  • La Villita Administrative Offices
  • Market Square Administrative Offices
  • Solid Waste Management Administrative Offices
  • SAPD Administration and Records Section
  • SAFD Administration and Records Section
  • All San Antonio Public Library locations
  • Head Start Administrative Offices and school district sites
  • Child Care Services Administrative Offices
  • NXT Level Youth Opportunity Center
  • City of San Antonio Community Centers, Adult and Senior Centers, the Natatorium, McFarlin and Fairchild Tennis Center and Barrera Community Fitness Center
  • Darner Headquarters and Park Reservations Office
  • Municipal Court, 401 S. Frio
  • Spanish Governor’s Palace
  • Mission Marquee Plaza (open only for scheduled events)
  • Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry
  • Alamodome Box Office Alamodome Administrative Offices
  • Cliff Morton Development and Business Services Center