City offices to close for New Year’s

Published 9:19 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2018

In observance of the New Year’s holiday, Suffolk City offices will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 and will reopen for normal operations at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 2.

The following city offices, facilities and services will observe the following schedule:

For the period of Jan. 1-5, trash and recycling collection will run on a one-day delay, with Tuesday’s route picked up on Wednesday, Wednesday’s route on Thursday, Thursday’s route on Friday, and Friday’s route on Saturday. Businesses located in the Downtown Business Overlay District will have their collection run on Wednesday and Friday. The Suffolk Public Works Department reminds citizens that trash must be placed at curbside no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection. For more information on refuse collection, please call Public Works at 514-7630.

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From Dec. 26 through Jan. 5, the Suffolk Department of Public Works Refuse Division will collect all Christmas trees and boxes as a special collection. During these two weeks, Christmas trees and boxes will not be counted towards the 12 free special collections. Any Christmas trees put out for collection after Jan. 5 will be picked up but will count as a special collection. The trees and boxes will need to be placed at the curb the same day as the residence’s regular collection. The trees do not have to be secured, and the boxes do not have to be collapsed.

The Southeastern Public Safety Authority Transfer Station and Regional Landfill in Suffolk will be closed on Jan. 1. Both the Suffolk Transfer Station and Regional Landfill will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 5.

All Suffolk Joint Use Recreation Centers — Mack Benn Jr., Booker T. Washington, King’s Fork, Creekside, Northern Shores, and Oakland — will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The East Suffolk Recreation Center and Whaleyville Community Center will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The Suffolk Parks & Recreation Administration Office will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Suffolk’s four major parks — Lone Star Lakes, Constant’s Wharf, Sleepy Hole and Bennett’s Creek — will remain open during the holiday; however, no park attendant will be on duty.

The Suffolk Art Gallery will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

Suffolk Transit will not operate on Jan. 1.

All Suffolk City Libraries — Morgan Memorial, North Suffolk, Chuckatuck — will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Library locations will reopen at 10 a.m. on Jan. 2.

The Suffolk Tourism Visitor Center and Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum will close at 3 p.m. Dec. 31 and will remain closed on Jan. 1.

The Suffolk Executive Airport terminal will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The airfield and self-service fuel island will remain open during this time. Suffolk BBQ at the Airport will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.