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Most Durham County Government Offices to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

Post Date:11/15/2019 2:30 PM

Durham, N.C. – Durham County Government will close most offices in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on both Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019. All offices will reopen with normal hours of operation on Monday, December 2.


The full 2019 Durham County Government Holiday Schedule is available here.


Durham County General Services

Convenience Sites

The Durham County General Services Department will close all four of its Solid Waste and Recycling Convenience sites on Thursday, November 28 and Saturday, November 30. Durham County residents with a current 2019-2020 solid waste decal can dispose of garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky items at the County’s Convenience Sites on Friday, November 29, beginning at 7 a.m. The sites will return to their regular schedule on Monday, December 2.


Roadside Recycling

The Durham County roadside recycling schedule for customers normally serviced on Thursday, November 28 (residents South of the Eno) will have their collection on Wednesday, November 27. All residents are reminded to set out their recycling bins before 7 a.m. on the day of pickup, to avoid a missed collection. Residents who want to keep track of their recycling collection schedule should download the new “Durham County Recycles” mobile application. Residents can download  the mobile app for free on Apple devices in the App Store or Android devices in the Google Play Store.


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 Sheriff

Durham County Sheriff’s Office patrol division, as always, is available 24/7. The Sheriff’s Administration and Records Division will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 and will reopen on Monday, December 2.


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


Durham County Library

All Durham County Library locations will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 28 and 29. All locations will reopen with regular hours on Saturday, November 30.  


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

On November 28 and 29, the Durham County Department of Social Services (DSS) will close its offices for the Thanksgiving holiday. 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, December 2, DSS will reopen and operate according to its normal hours of operation. Get more information about Durham County Department of Social Services here.



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