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The 4th of July is just around the corner. Americans usually celebrate the country’s independence with relaxation, fireworks and, of course, barbecues.

But what if you forgot to bring a condiment or need extra packs of napkins and plastic forks? And what about garbage collection or if you need to stop by the bank?

Here is a list of July 4th openings and closings in the Columbia and Lexington areas.

Local government bodies

City halls in Columbia, West Columbia and Lexington will be closed on July 4. Regular hours will resume on Friday.

Garbage collection

In the City of Columbia, garbage collection will be on its usual schedule despite the holiday. However, in West Columbia, garbage will be picked up on Wednesday for anyone who uses garbage collection services on Thursday. In the City of Lexington, garbage picked up on Thursday will be on Friday.

Household garbage and recycling collection in unincorporated areas of Lexington County will follow a partially adjusted collection schedule during the holiday week. Thursday garbage collection will be moved to Friday and regular Friday collection will occur on Saturday.

Super Market

Grocery stores will be open on Independence Day, including Publix, Walmart, Target, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Market, Aldi and Piggly Wiggly.


Walgreens and CVS stores will be open on July 4th.


The Federal Reserve will be closed on Thursday, July 4, so expect no banks to be open that day either.

Post, UPS and FedEx

The U.S. Postal Service will be closed Thursday for the holiday. Customers who want to purchase stamps, mail packages or send urgent letters or packages on July 4 can use self-service kiosks at select post offices, the Postal Service explains.

UPS is closed for deliveries on Thursday, but some locations may be open. Please call ahead before visiting a location near you.

FedEx delivery services are not available on Thursday.