City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 123115
City of Long Beach New Year’s Day 2016 Holiday Closures
Ed Kamlan

Long Beach City Hall will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.

  • Refuse and Recycling will not be collected on Friday, Jan. 1. Collection will be delayed by one day, occurring Saturday, Jan. 2.
  • Street Sweeping and associated parking control will not occur on Jan. 1. Street Sweeping will occur on its regular schedule before and after the holidays with no delays or make-ups, including on Dec. 31.
  • Read your parking meter.
  1. New smart parking meters in Long Beach display days and hours of operations – and also when they are exempt – on large backlit screens.
  2.   Meters with holiday exemptions will not be enforced on Jan. 1. In these same areas, time limits at green and yellow colored curbs will not be enforced on Jan 1.
  3.  Parking meters and all infractions, including time limits at colored curbs, will be enforced as usual on Dec. 31.
  • All Long Beach Public Libraries will close at 5:00 pm on Dec. 31, and will be closed on Jan. 1. All libraries will re-open to the public at 10:00 am on Jan. 2.

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016


  • Fire stations and Lifeguard stations
  • Main Police Station Front Desk


  • Animal Care Services and spcaLA (Lost pets can be redeemed by appointment only by calling 562-570-PETS)
  • Career Transition Center
  • Center for Working Families
  • City Hall
  • Citizen Police Complaint Commission
  • Code Enforcement services
  • Fire Headquarters, Support Services (ECOC), Fire Prevention, & Operations, including Marine Safety Administration
  • Gas Services (Emergencies: 570-2140)
  • Health Department and Health facilities
  • Libraries
  • Marina offices
  • Park offices, City pools, Senior Center (4th and Orange)
  • El Dorado Nature Center
  • Neighborhood Resource Center
  • Police Administration
  • Street Sweeping
  • Refuse and Recycling Collection (delayed by one day for Friday customers)
  • Water Department (Emergencies: 570-2390)


  • El Dorado Regional Park is open on Jan. 1.

The City’s annual holiday “Treecycling” Tree Recycling program gives residents a chance to dispose of trees free of charge while keeping the trees out of the trash after the holidays.

From Dec. 26, 2014 through Jan. 8, 2016 residents can drop off trees at several locations throughout the City, as shown on Residents with City refuse service can leave their trees out where trash is normally collected by 7:00 am on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016.

All trees must have decorations and stands removed, and trees over 12 feet tall should be cut in half.