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Holiday changes for trash collection, parking and Metro

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WASHINGTON – As the July 4 holiday falls during the week, many government services and normal parking regulations have been modified.


  • On Metro rail, there is free parking if travelers are using Metro over the holiday weekend.
  • Metro Bus has scheduled detours for Arlington County buses
  • Parking at the New Carrollton garage next to the Amtrak station is collecting fees on Garden City Drive.
  • Normal parking rates apply at garages around National Harbor
  • At Nationals Park, DDOT confirms drivers have to feed the meters on July 4 around the ballpark.

    Liquor stores:

  • ABC stores are open until 6 p.m.
  • ABC stores in Montgomery County are open at the owner’s discretion.

    Trash collection

  • There is no trash collection in the District. Pick-ups slide to the next day.
  • In Anne Arundel county, there is no collection on Thursday.
  • In Montgomery County, Thursday and Friday collections slide forward one day. In Prince George’s county, collection will be made on the next regularly scheduled day.
  • In Howard county, Thursday trash collection is on Friday and both Friday and Saturday collection will be on Saturday.
  • In Alexandria, trash and recycling programs will be Friday, July 5.
  • In Arlington, there is regular trash pickup. See the holiday schedule here.
  • In Fairfax, regular pick up schedules are in effect. See an entire list of county services that are closed here.

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