What's Open, What's Closed on Labor Day

Labor Day: What's open and closed in Stratford on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

Labor Day is held on the first Monday in September each year.

Unofficially the last day of summer, the holiday, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, "constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

Here's the list of what is open and closed in most states on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3:


  • Retail Stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Restaurants
  • Convenience stores
  • Bars/Taverns
  • Gyms/Health Clubs
  • Call ahead before heading to any of the above establishments to confirm they are open. Many retail stores or gyms/health clubs may be operating on a Sunday schedule or with limited hours.


  • Banks (except for TD Bank branches, including )
  • No Mail Delivery - All U.S post offices are closed
  • Stock Market
  • Federal Offices
  • State Offices
  • Town Hall and municipal offices (including )
  • Schools 
  • Libraries (including )

Also, there will be no trash collection Monday, Sept. 3, according to the following release from the town:

There will be NO refuse, recycling or yard waste collection on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. All routes will be picked up one day late with Friday’s route to be collected on Saturday. The Transfer Station on Watson Boulevard will be CLOSED on September 3.

As a reminder, residents using refuse cans are advised that they must be the standard 32 gallon capacity container and that garbage or yard waste contained in the larger 45 gallon capacity can will NOT be collected.

Stratford now offers single stream recycling. You can find a list of rules on the town’s website (www.townofstratford.com) or call the Public Works office at 203.385.4080 Monday through Friday.


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