City of Concord to observe Christmas and New Year’s Day
Thursday, December 21, 2017

CONCORD – Upcoming holidays will affect some City of Concord services over the next two weeks. City offices will be closed Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 in observance of Christmas, and Monday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day.

All garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a
one-day delay for the next two weeks, with Monday's items collected on Tuesday, and Friday's items collected on Saturday.

During the weeks of December 25 and January 1, 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.

Yard Waste collection will follow an adjusted schedule the weeks of December 25, and January 1. All customers are asked to place limbs and bagged yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, with all yard waste collected by Friday, December 29. The following week, all yard waste should be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2. Live Christmas trees may be placed curbside (with stand, lights, and ornaments removed) with your regular yard waste.

No loose leaf collection is scheduled the week of December 25. Loose leaf collection will resume January 2 with the Friday area's second cycle. The third and final cycle will begin in the Thursday area on January 8 and continue through February 9. Find out more at

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 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, Hartsell, and Logan Recreation Centers will be closed on December 24 and 25, and open from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26 and Monday, January 1. All City parks and greenways will be open according to the
normal schedule throughout the holidays.