December 23, 2019 - December 25, 2019
Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Christmas
Monday, December 23, 2019
Most City of Durham offices, including City Hall and other non-emergency City operations, will be closed on Monday, December 23; Tuesday, December 24; and Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas as well as on Wednesday, January 1 in observance of New Years. Police, fire, and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 911. Non-emergency concerns may be directed to (919) 560-4600. Residents are asked to make note of the following changes in other City-provided services and programs.
Solid Waste, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Bulky Service Curbside Collections
The Solid Waste Management Department will be closed on December 25 and January 1. The revised collection schedule for all curbside services reflects a one-day delay in garbage, recycling, yard waste, and bulky services collections for some weekly customers as follows:
Week of December 23–27
Week of December 30–January 3
- Monday customers will receive collections on Monday, December 23.
- Tuesday customers will receive collections on Tuesday, December 24.
- Wednesday customers will receive collections on Thursday, December 26.
- Thursday customers will receive collections on Friday, December 27.
- Friday customers (yard waste and bulky services only) will receive collections on Monday, December 30.
The Waste Disposal and Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility, and the Household Hazardous Waste Center will close early on December 24 at 2 p.m. and remain closed on December 25. These facilities will also be closed on January 1.
- Monday customers will receive collections on Monday, December 30.
- Tuesday customers will receive collections on Tuesday, December 31.
- Wednesday customers will receive collections on Thursday, January 2.
- Thursday customers will receive collections on Friday, January 3.
- Friday customers (yard waste and bulky services only) will receive collections on Monday, January 6.
Residents are reminded to place their carts at the curb by 6 a.m. the day of their scheduled collections and to recycle as much as possible during the holiday season. Paper holiday waste, including wrapping paper (non-metallic only), cardboard boxes, and greeting cards should be placed in blue curbside recycling carts. For more information about items accepted for curbside collections as well as how to sign up for collection day alerts and reminders for all holiday service changes, visit the department’s webpage.
Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) will close its administrative office and all facilities on December 23, 24, and 25. All recreation centers will close at 6 p.m. on December 31 and remain closed January 1. For more information follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or call (919) 560-4355.
Normal operating hours for the Water Management Department’s Water and Sewer Maintenance Division are from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Water main break and sewer overflow calls for service placed after-hours, weekends or on City-recognized holidays should be directed to the department’s after-hours emergency phone number at (919) 560-4344, which will dispatch on-call crews. For more information follow on Facebook or Twitter.
Durham One Call
Durham One Call will be closed on December 23, 24, 25, and January 1. Residents may submit a service request using their free smartphone app available in the Apple and Google Play stores, complete and submit an online service request, or leave 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.
GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS
GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS will provide regular service on December 24, with the last trips departing from Durham Station at 7 p.m. GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS will not provide services on December 25. GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS will provide Sunday-level service on January 1, in which hourly service ends at 9:30 p.m. To receive the most up-to-date information about GoDurham, including detours and holiday reminders, call (919) 485-RIDE (7433), download TransLoc Rider, or follow on Twitter. For more information about GoDurham ACCESS, call (919) 560-1551.