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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Good Friday Holiday

Durham Residents Are Asked to Take Note of Changes in Multiple City Services

​DURHAM, N.C. – Most City of Durham offices will be closed Friday, March 29, 2013, in observance of the Good Friday holiday. The City will operate under normal business hours on Monday, April 1. Police, fire, and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 911. Non-emergency problems or concerns may be directed to (919) 560-4600. Durham residents are also asked to take note of the following changes in City services and programs.

Solid Waste, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Bulky Item Curbside Collections
The City’s Solid Waste Management Department will be closed on Friday, March 29. There are no changes to the recycling or garbage collection schedules. Collections for yard waste and bulky items on Friday, March 29 will instead occur on Monday, April 1. For more holiday schedule information, visit http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/op/swmd/Pages/HolidaySchedule.aspx. 

Waste Disposal and Recycling Center
The City's Waste Disposal and Recycling Center will be closed on Friday, March 29. It will reopen under its normal schedule on Saturday, March 30. For more information, visit http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/op/swmd/Pages/wr_transfer.aspx

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
The City's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed on Friday, March 29. It will reopen under its normal schedule on Saturday, March 30. For more information, visit http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/op/swmd/Pages/Hazardous-Waste.aspx.  

Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham Parks and Recreation will close its administrative office and all recreation centers on Friday, March 29. Recreation centers will operate under normal schedules on Saturday, March 30, but will be closed Sunday, March 31. City Lakes (except Little River which is closed until June for construction) will be open regular hours Friday through Monday and outdoor facilities are available to rent. The administrative office will reopen under its normal schedule on Monday, April 1. For more information, visit http://www.DPRPlayMore.org, “like” at http://www.Facebook.com/DurhamParksandRecreation, or call (919) 560-4355.

Durham Area Transit Authority
On Friday, March 29, Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) and DATA ACCESS will operate on its normal schedule in which service is provided from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. However, DATA’s administration office will be closed on Friday, March 29 and will reopen under its normal schedule on Monday, April 1. The Bull City Connector will also operate on its regular schedule in which service is provided every 15 minutes from 6:22 a.m. to midnight. For more information on DATA and DATA ACCESS, visit http://DATA.DurhamNC.gov, “like” at http://www.Facebook.com/DurhamAreaTransitAuthority or call (919) 485-RIDE. For more information on the Bull City Connector, visit http://www.BullCityConnector.org, “like” at http://www.Facebook.com/BullCityConnector, or “follow” at http://www.Twitter.com/BullCityConnect.

Durham One Call
Durham One Call will be closed on Friday, March 29 and will reopen under its normal schedule on Monday, April 1. However, residents may complete an online service request by visiting the City’s website at http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/cmo/Pages/DOC/home.aspx, or by leaving a message at (919) 560-1200. Durham One Call will forward all requests for City services to the appropriate department on the next business day. For information about the City’s holiday schedule and the services that may be affected, residents should contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, visit http://www.DurhamNC.gov,“like” at http://www.Facebook.com/pages/Durham-One-Call/216397648503571, or “follow” at http://Twitter.com/DurhamOneCall.

Published: 03/14/2013 - Last Edited: