Thanksgiving will fall on Thursday, November 23 this year, and the holiday will affect several local government services around the Orange County community. Here’s a rundown of what residents can expect:

Town of Chapel Hill

Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 are both town holidays.

Residential trash collection will not be affected. However, there will be no curbside recycling collection on Thursday. Crews will collect Thursday’s routes on Friday and Friday’s routes on Saturday. Commercial trash will not be collected on Thursday or Friday. Crews will complete these routes earlier in the week. Yard trimmings will also not be collected the week of Sunday, November 19 through Saturday, November 25. The Orange County Landfill and Waste and Recycling Centers will be closed on Thursday, but will re-open on Friday.

The Chapel Hill Public Library will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Chapel Hill Transit will not run on Thursday and will resume limited service on Friday. The U, NU and Safe Ride routes will not run.

The town’s Office and Maintenance Division will be closed on Thursday and Friday. For emergency maintenance services, call 919-968-2855.

Parks, greenways, trails, dog parks and other outdoor areas will remain open, but the Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Offices, Hargraves Center, Teen Center and Community Center Pool will all be closed on Thursday. The Chapel Hill Community Center, Homestead Aquatics Center and Northside Gym will all re-open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Town of Carrboro

Carrboro’s town offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

Household trash collections will be conducted two days early the entire week of Thanksgiving. Wednesday’s route will be collected on Monday, November 20, Thursday’s on Tuesday and Friday’s on Wednesday. Yard waste, loose leaves and bulk waste will not be collected during the week.

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Town of Hillsborough

Hillsborough town offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

Residents who normally receive garbage collection service on Thursday will receive it on Wednesday, November 22. Residents who receive service on Friday will receive it on Monday, November 22.

For more information, click here.

Orange County

The Orange County Public Transportation offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday. In addition, there will be no service on Thursday. OCPT will serve the in-county dialysis route only on Friday, November 24. Full service will resume on Monday, November 27. In order to provide two working days notice for scheduling, trip requests for Monday must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. For more information, click here.


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