The most important question on the holidays every year is: “When is garbage pickup?” This year, the second most pressing question may be, “Can I get a COVID-19 test on the holiday?”
The city of Cincinnati and Rumpke pickups in other communities in the region, including Kentucky, will have not have garbage collection on Christmas Day. Garbage pickup service will be moved one day. So, if you usually have pickup on Friday, put the trash cans out for Saturday. There will also be no trash pickup on New Year’s Day, and service will move one day.
Hamilton County does not have any pop-up testing sites scheduled on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. St. Elizabeth drive-thru testing in Erlanger is also closed Dec. 24 and 25.
Post Office branches will close early on Christmas Eve, so check branches for hours. There will be no mail delivery on Christmas Day and Post Office branches will be closed.
Libraries will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas. They will be open until 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, but closed on New Year’s Day.
For Christmas Eve, call ahead for hours. Courts are closed Christmas Day. Bonds may be posted in the Municipal Criminal/Traffic Division 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Municipal Criminal/Traffic Division, first floor of the Hamilton County Justice Center, 1000 Sycamore St., Downtown.
Metro buses operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
The Cincinnati Bell Connector will operate holiday hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
In Cincinnati, holiday parking rates are charged at city garages and parking meters are not enforced on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.
Call ahead for reduced hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Banks are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
All hospitals are open.