You may or may not know that coming up on June 19th, 2024 is a national holiday. On June 17, 2021, the federal government signed into law making Juneteenth the eleventh American federal holiday. The last federal holiday that was signed into law was back in 1983 when Martin Luther King Jr. Day was designated a federal holiday.

With that being said, On Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 the city of Lake Charles will observe the holiday, and their offices will be closed that day. Kattie Harrington with the city of Lake Charles said,


The City of Lake Charles will observe the Juneteenth Holiday on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Lake Charles City Hall will be closed on this day, and there will not be any trash or garbage picked up on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

All garbage and trash routes will run on their regularly scheduled days, including Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday routes.

All other services of the Department of Public Works, including all Recycling Operations (Nelson Ball Field/Alma Lane and Roving Green Truck) and the Incinerator will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, and will resume regular hours of operation on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

You will need to make plans to mark your calendars for your new garbage pick times and make sure you have your garbage cans out on the correct day of the rescheduled pick-up.

All city of Lake Charles services and offices will reopen on Thursday, June 20th, 2024 for normal business hours.

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