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County Announces 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Post Date:11/16/2017

Durham, NC –  Durham County Government will close most of its offices on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017, in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. All county offices will reopen on Monday, November 27th, with normal hours of operation.

Additional holiday closing details for the county include:


Durham County Library 

All locations of the Durham County Library will be closed on November 23 and November 24. Durham County Library will reopen on Saturday, November 25, with regular hours.


To learn more information about the library, visit


Durham County Convenience Centers

Durham County’s General Services Department will close its four solid waste and recycling convenience sites on Thursday, November 23 and Saturday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Users of the County’s convenience sites are urged to adjust their disposal plans accordingly on these dates. Sites will operate on a regular schedule on Friday, November 24, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.  


Residents are reminded that leaving trash, garbage or recyclables outside the gates of the Convenience Centers is not permitted while sites are closed. 


The four solid waste and recycling convenience sites are located at:


  • Parkwood Site # 1 - Highway 55 & T.W. Alexander Drive
  • Bahama Site # 2 - Quail Roost Road & Ball Road
  • Redwood Site # 3 – Redwood Road & Electra Drive
  • Rougemont Site #4 - Highway 501 North & Bill Poole Road


Used cooking oil from the holiday will be accepted at all four convenience sites.


County residents on Roadside Recycling Schedule A, North of the Eno, who would normally be collected on Thursday, November 23, will have their recycling collected on Wednesday, November 22.


To learn more about Durham County’s General Services Department, call 919-560-0433, or logging on to


Durham County Public Health

The Durham County Department of Public Health will follow the Durham County Government Thanksgiving holiday closing schedule.


For Public Health emergencies during the holiday closure, including communicable disease reporting, environmental health and suspected foodborne illnesses, please call 911 and ask for the Durham County Department of Public Health’s response team member on-call.


For more information about services provided by the Durham County Department of Public Health, call (919) 560-7600 or visit Public Health’s homepage at


Durham County Social Services

The Durham County Department of Social Services (DSS) will follow the County’s holiday closing schedule for Thanksgiving 2017. During the holiday closing, residents should report child abuse and neglect or adult abuse and neglect, by calling 911 to reach an on-call social worker. 


For more information about services provided by Durham County DSS, click on the Social Services tab found at


To view Durham County Government’s complete holiday schedule, visit the Durham County Government Web site at




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