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Most Durham County Offices to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

Post Date:11/15/2018 3:30 PM

Durham, N.C. – Durham County Government will close most offices in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on both Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018. All offices will reopen with normal hours of operation on Monday, November 26.


The full 2018 Durham County Government observed holidays schedule is available here.


Durham County Convenience Centers


The Durham County General Services Department will close all four of its solid waste and recycling convenience sites on Thursday, November 22 and Saturday, November 24. Durham County residents with a current 2018-2019 solid waste decal can dispose of garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky items at the County’s convenience sites on November 23rd, beginning at 7 a.m. The sites will return to their regular schedule on Monday, November 26th.


The Durham County roadside recycling schedule for customers on Schedule A, North of the Eno, who would normally be collected on Thursday, November 22, will have their recycling collected on Wednesday, November 21. All residents are reminded to set out their recycling bins before 7 a.m. on the day of pickup, to avoid a missed collection. 


To learn more about Durham County’s Solid Waste Division, call (919) 560-0433 or log on to the Durham County Solid Waste website.


Durham County Library


All Durham County Library locations will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. All locations will reopen with regular hours on Saturday, November 24.


To view information about Durham County Library’s calendar, programs and locations, visit


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.


Durham County Social Services


The Durham County Department of Social Services (DSS) will follow the County’s holiday closing schedule for Thanksgiving 2018. Residents are encouraged to call 911 to reach an on-call social worker to report child abuse and neglect or adult abuse and neglect. On Monday, November 26, DSS will reopen and operate according to its normal hours of operation.


Get more information about the Durham County Department of Social Services here.


Durham County Sheriff


Durham County Sheriff Department patrol division, as always, is available 24/7. The Sheriff’s Administration and Records Division will be closed on November 22nd and 23rd and will reopen on November 26th.


More information about the Durham County Sheriff’s Department is available here.



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