Southside community photo gallery for May 5, 2016 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Children watch as a garbage truck dumps trash during the Junior League of Baton Rouge's Touch-A-Truck event held at BREC's Fairgrounds at Airline Highway Park on Saturday. Children were able to climb into the garbage truck and dump trash themselves at the interactive event.

City-parish government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day, but residential garbage and recycling will be collected as usual.

The landfill will be open as usual between 5:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., the Mayor-President's Office added in a news release.