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Date:
December 24, 2020 - December 25, 2020
Time:
All Day
Address:
Durham, NC 27701
City closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
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Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The City of Durham will observe the Christmas holiday on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 as well as New Year’s Day on Friday, January 1, meaning many employees who are now teleworking due to COVID-19 will be unavailable on those dates. 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.

Seven Live Christmas Tree Free Drop-off Locations Available Throughout January; Free Curbside Tree Collection Must Be Requested Through Durham One Call 


The City of Durham will observe the Christmas holiday on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 as well as New Year’s Day on Friday, January 1, meaning many employees who are now teleworking due to COVID-19 will be unavailable on those dates. 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. 

TRASH, RECYCLING, AND YARD WASTE SERVICES

The Solid Waste Management Department will be closed on December 25 and January 1. 

  • Curbside garbage and recycling collections will not change from its normal schedules during these two holiday weeks.
  • Curbside yard waste will have a one-day delay with Thursday/Friday yard waste customers receiving collection on Saturday, December 26 and Tuesday/Wednesday yard waste customers receiving collection on Saturday, January 2. 
  • The Waste Disposal and Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility, and the Household Hazardous Waste Center will close early on December 24 at 3 p.m. and remain closed until Monday, December 28. These facilities will also be closed on January 1, reopening on Saturday, January 2. 

tree on side of curbFree Live Tree Disposal Options

There will be a number of ways residents may dispose of their live Christmas trees at no charge beginning in early January through early February. Learn more about the curbside pickup and drop off options.

PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) will close its administrative office and all facilities on December 24, 25, and January 1. 

  • All recreation centers will close at 6 p.m. on December 23 and December 31. 
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, recreation centers and indoor pools are only accessible to preregistered program participants, renters, and individuals with a scheduled appointment. 
  • For information about DPR programs, activities, and events impacted by COVID-19 or to schedule an appointment, call (919) 560-4355 during office hours or visit the department’s webpage

PARKING

The Park Durham Customer Service Center will be closed on December 24, 25, and January 1. On City-designated holidays, downtown parking is free for on-street parking spaces, in City-owned parking garages, and in City-owned surface parking lots.

DURHAM ONE CALL SERVICE REQUESTS

Durham One Call will also be closed on December 24, 25, and January 1. 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
  • 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 AND SEWER EMERGENCIES

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 Holiday COVID-19 safety guidelines as well as the latest COVID-19 updates on City operations, programs, and services, visit the City’s COVID-19 webpage, and follow the City’s FacebookTwitterInstagramNextdoor, and YouTube pages.


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