What’s Open or Closed in Honolulu on New Year’s Day 2016

In observance of New Year’s Day, some Honolulu City and County services will be canceled or reduced.
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The Waimānalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill will be closed on New Year’s Day. 
Photo: Aaron Yoshino


Jan. 1, 2016

Available Services 

  • Emergency ambulance, fire lifeguard, and police services will be available.

  • TheBus will operate on a Sunday schedule. Visit thebus.org for route and schedule information.

  • The Honolulu Zoo will be open.

  • The Ala Wai, Ted Makalena and ‘Ewa Villages golf courses will be open from 7–11 a.m. for 18-hole play and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for 9-hole play. The Kahuku Golf Course will be open from 7 a.m.–4 p.m.


Cancellations and Closures 

  • Transfer stations, convenience centers, H-POWER and the Waimānalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill will be closed.

  • The Neal S. Blaisdell Box Office will be closed.

  • The Pali and West Loch golf courses will be closed.

  • The botanical gardens will be closed.

  • The People’s Open Markets will not be held.

  • All Satellite City Halls and Driver’s License offices will be closed.


Refuse Collection System

  • Refuse will not be collected.


  • Residents using the three-cart collection system, with once-a-week refuse and recycling pickup, are asked to leave gray-refuse carts curbside until picked up (usually within two business days). Hold green and blue carts until the next scheduled pickup date.​ Residents with twice-per-week manual refuse collection are asked to wait for the next scheduled pickup date.


Traffic Regulations 

  • On-street parking will be free, except for the meters on Kalākaua Avenue along Queen Kapi‘olani Park and metered parking lots.


  • Traffic lanes will not be coned for contraflow.