CITY HALL & PARKS – City government offices, including City Hall and the Parks Administration Building, will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
TRANSIT – City transit buses will not run on Thanksgiving, November 22, but will offer FREE public transit rides from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, November 23.
SANITATION – Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the city will modify the sanitation collection schedule for residential and commercial customers. Normal trash collection will continue from Monday, November 19, through Wednesday, November 21. There will be no trash collection on Thanksgiving Day, November 22. Thursday routes will be collected on Friday, November 23. Friday routes will be collected on Saturday, November 24.
Residents are reminded that the city’s cost-saving automated system and low sanitation rates do not allow for extra trash to be piled on, in, or around the mobile cart; lids must be closed for collection. Please be sure that carts open towards the street and that there is at least four feet of clearance around the cart for our mechanical arm to collect your cart. These four feet of clearance is especially important when holiday visitors are parked on the street.
Since the holiday can produce extra trash, customers are urged to free up space in their mobile cart by using the Drop-Off Recycling Center at 1401 West 7th Street. The center accepts newspaper, cardboard (please flatten), aluminum and steel cans, plastics, and magazines. Customers may also purchase special blue bags at the front desk of City Hall for $2.50 each (five for $10). When placed near the mobile cart, drivers will stop and collect these blue bags only.
City of Owensboro employees and their families wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving holiday.