Police Employees Help to Make the Season Bright
Toy drives, shopping sprees, homeless outreach, neighborhood winter celebrations and holiday safety campaigns are among the gifts Durham Police Department employees are giving to the community this season. Police officers and non-sworn personnel across the department are hosting and supporting various charitable, educational and recreational efforts as part of the department’s annual holiday initiatives. More
New Live Christmas Tree Recycling Collection Procedures Set
The City's Solid Waste Management Department is announcing new procedures as well as a collection timeframe to request free curbside collection of live Christmas trees. Non-Yard Waste customers must contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 to have a “Christmas Tree Collection” service request created between Jan. 3 and the end of business on Feb. 2. Yard Waste customers may place their trees on their curbs between Jan. 3 and Feb. 2 to be collected as part of their regular service. The City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center will also accept live Christmas trees at no charge from Jan. 3 through Feb. 4. More
Thank You Firefighters
Firefighters from Durham and across the state did their part in November to help bring forest fires in the North Carolina mountains under control. More than 5,000 acres in Rutherford County alone were destroyed and governments from across the region are doing their part to thank the hundreds of firefighters who worked tirelessly to bring the fires under control. Durham, like many other cities and counties, offers its thanks to firefighters from throughout the state.
Durham Expands Access to Capital for Small Businesses
Small business owners interested in expanding their operations should make plans now to apply for an innovative new program designed to help them access the capital they need to grow. Co-sponsored by the Carolina Small Business Development Fund and the City's Small Business Advisory Committee, Accelerate 60: Meet Your Lender Match in 60 Days is a new program that offers an accelerated path for small business owners seeking financing. The program, designed to help improve the probability of accessing capital, is open to small or medium-sized businesses with two years of profitable business operations. The application deadline is today. More