Labor Day 2016: What's open, what's closed

Also, when to put out the trash
Posted at 7:00 AM, Sep 02, 2016

It's always awkward to pull up to the bank to realize it closed 10 minutes earlier. Or to sit in the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru for 90 seconds before remembering that it's Sunday (and they're closed on Sunday.)

To spare you those awkward moments, here's a cheat sheet on what's open and what's closed this Labor Day.

  • Schools: Closed, with minimal exceptions.
  • Banks: Closed, but you can still use the outdoor ATM.
  • Mail: No mail delivery or pickup on Labor Day.
  • Trash and recycling pickup: Homes with Monday pickups in Cincinnati will have their trash taken the following business day (Tuesday). Rumpke says its customers -- outside of Cincinnati city limits -- will not be affected by the holiday.
  • Transportation: Metro will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Labor Day.
  • Parking: Operating on a holiday rate in Cincinnati -- meters are free and garage rates are cheaper.
  • Library: Closed. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, the Clermont County Public Library, Lebanon Public Library, Midpoint Libraries of West Chester, the Kenton County Public Library and the Brown County Public Library are all closed on Labor Day. If your local library isn't listed, give them a call.
  • YMCA: Most YMCA of Greater Cincinnati locations are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Labor Day. The Countryside YMCA in Lebanon is closed, but the outdoor pool will be open, weather permitting.
  • Grocery stores: Mostly open. Big chain stores are more likely to be open, but smaller marketplaces may be closed or operating on a restricted schedule.
  • Retail stores: Mostly closed.
  • City and county offices: Closed, with the exception of law enforcement and emergency services.
  • WCPO - 9 On Your Side: Open, of course! We'll be bringing you the latest news on-air and online as usual.