Numerous businesses and financial institutions around Washington County will close for a few hours this afternoon in observance of Good Friday. You are advised to call ahead to a desired office to check on their hours. West Bend City Hall offices will be closed all day. The City of West Bend Public Work Department office will also be closed today along with the drop-off yard. All garbage and recycling collection schedules will be on the normal collection routes including today. The Drop-off Yard will be open tomorrow between the hours of eight am and 130pm. City of West Bend residents are reminded that all lawn and leaf rakings should be bagged and brought to the Organic Dropoff yard located at 251 Municipal Drive. These items are not to be placed curbside or into the gutter. All vehicles utilizing the services of the drop off yard on Municipal Drive must have a 2014 permit sticker attached to the windshield of the vehicle. Permit stickers are available for purchase by City of West Bend residents and property owners at the Public Works office and at the City Hall Finance Department.