Alachua County Thanksgiving Schedule and Waste Collection

​Other than emergency services, all Alachua County government offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday (November 23 and 24, 2023) in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Garbage and Recycling Collection:

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, curbside residential solid waste and recycling collection services will not occur on Thursday, November 23. Thursday’s collection will occur on Friday, and Friday’s collection will occur on Saturday. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday collection services will not be affected. The regular collection schedule will resume on Monday, November 27, 2023.

The five Alachua County rural collection centers (the Hazardous Waste Collection Center, and the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station) will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. These facilities will reopen on Friday, November 24. The Office of Waste Collection will be closed beginning Thursday and will reopen on Monday, November 27. For more information, contact Alachua County Solid Waste and Resources Recovery Director Gus Olmos at 352-338-3233.

Animal Resources:

The Alachua County Animal Shelter (3400 N.E. 53rd Ave., Gainesville) will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24. The shelter will reopen on Saturday, November 25. Animal Resource Officers respond to public safety matters and animals in immediate danger 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. Citizens should dial 911 to report such emergencies on Sundays, holidays and nightly between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. During regular hours (Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., excluding holidays). For more information, contact Alachua County Animal Resources at 352-264-6870.

For more information, contact Alachua County Communications Director Mark Sexton at 352-264-6979 or msexton@alachuacounty.us.

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