Monday trash delayed due to holiday.
Martin Luther King Day is a holiday that often leaves residents confused as to what's open or closed, and what city services are impacted. Trash pickup, for instance, can make Philadelphia citizens scratch their heads. However, according to the Department of Street's website, it's not so complicated. For the Jan 21 Martin Luther King holiday, trash and recycling will not be collected Monday. Instead, everyone gets pushed back one day. So Monday folks get picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday and so on. Visit the website for any questions.
Government offices won't be open.
A variety of different things will be closed today because of Martin Luther King Day. City offices will be closed. Because of that, trash and recycling pickup will be pushed back one day throughout the week. Libraries throughout Philadelphia—including the Chestnut Hill and Lovett library branch—won't be open. Post offices across the country will be closed. That includes the Mt. Airy post office on Germantown Avenue and the Chestnut Hill office on Cirttenden. There also won't be as much child traffic as normal—schools won't be open either. Banks throughout the area—and across the country—will mostly be closed.