COMMUNITY NEWS

City of Concord to observe Christmas and New Year’s Day
Friday, December 16, 2016

CONCORD – Upcoming holidays will affect some City of Concord services over the next three weeks. City offices will be closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas, and Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day.

All garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a normal schedule for the next three weeks.

During the weeks of December 26 and January 2, extra recyclables may be placed in clear plastic bags beside your black cart for collection. Remember, paper gift wrap and gift bags (without foil or plastic coatings) and gift boxes are recyclable items. For more information about how to have a greener holiday season,
click here.

Yard Waste collection will follow an adjusted schedule the weeks of December 19, December 26, and January 2. For these weeks, all customers are asked to place limbs and bagged yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, December 19; Tuesday, December 27; and Tuesday, January 3; respectively. All yard waste will be collected by Thursday, December 22; Friday, December 30; and Friday, January 6; respectively. Live Christmas trees may be placed curbside (with stand, lights, and ornaments removed) with your regular yard waste.

Visit
concordnc.gov for details on loose leaf collection over the next three weeks. Crews will be finishing cycle two in the Monday collection area December 19-22, and starting the third and final cycle in the Friday area December 27-30. Cycle three continues in the Thursday area January 3-6.

Customers are reminded that all garbage, recycling, and bulky waste must be placed at curb by 6:00 a.m. on their collection day. If items are set out after 6:00 a.m., they may not be located and collected. Customers should consider placing items at the curb after 5:00 p.m. the night before, and can visit
concordnc.gov/whatsmyday to verify their collection schedule.

Rider Transit will not be in service on December 25 or January 1. Regular service will be available for the rest of the holiday weeks, with the Transit Center open for passenger access to customer service, restrooms, maps, and vending machines.

The Academy and Logan Recreation Centers (
Hartsell is under renovation) will be closed on December 25 and January 1, and open on December 23, 24, 26, and January 2 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. All City parks and greenways will be open according to the normal schedule throughout the holidays.