September 7, 2020
Residents are asked to make note of the following changes in City services and events.
Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2020
The City of Durham will observe the upcoming Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 7, meaning many employees who are now teleworking due to COVID-19 will be unavailable on that day. 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.
- The regularly scheduled virtual City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8 at 7 p.m. Since most activities inside City Hall remain closed to the public due to COVID-19, this meeting can be viewed live or on demand in the following ways:
- The City’s website
- The City’s YouTube Channel, the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages
- Durham Television Network (Spectrum Channel 8, Google Fiber Channel 8, Frontier Channel 70, and AT&T Uverse Channel 99)
- On Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon via the free Boxcast app
For more information on how to watch and comment during virtual City Council meetings and work sessions, visit the City’s website.
Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Services
The Solid Waste Management Department will be closed on September 7.
- Collection for curbside garbage and recycling will be delayed by one business day for the entire week.
- Friday collection for curbside yard waste Tuesday/Wednesday customers will also be delayed to Saturday, September 12.
- The Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility, and the Household Hazardous Waste Center will also be closed on September 7, but will operate under normal schedules on Saturday, September 5.
For more information about items accepted for curbside collections as well as how to sign up for collection day alerts and reminders for holiday service changes, download the free Durham Rollout app in the Apple and Google Play stores or visit the department’s webpage.
Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham One Call Service Requests
- Durham Parks and Recreation’s (DPR) Administrative Office will be closed on September 7. It will reopen on September 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for pre-scheduled appointments.
- For information about DPR programs, activities and events or to schedule an appointment, call (919) 560-4355 during office hours.
- City Lakes are open with limited operations to meet state and local social distancing requirements. A lottery system is in place to access permits at each lake. Visit DPR’s webpage for information on lake rules and procedures as well as for a list of the latest virtual programs and activities.
Durham One Call will also be closed on September 7. Residents may submit a service request in the following ways:
- Use the free Durham One Call smartphone app available in the Apple and Google Play stores
- 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
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.
As a reminder, all City facilities except for limited days and hours of operation at City Hall, playgrounds, etc. remain closed to the public due to COVID-19. For the latest COVID-19 updates on City operations, programs, and services, visit the City’s COVID-19 webpage, and follow the City’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Nextdoor, and YouTube pages.