DeKalb County sanitation collection will be suspended on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18. Residents whose regular collection days are Mondays through Thursdays will have collection delayed by one day.

The schedule affects collection of garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings.

The North Transfer Station will be open on Jan. 18 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Central Transfer Station and Seminole Road Landfill will be closed on Jan. 18.

For more information, call 404-294-2900; email; or see

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.