Christmas closings announced

Published 4:39 pm Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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In observance of the Christmas holiday, city of Suffolk offices will be closed Dec. 24-25. Normal operations will resume at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28.

Please note, however, that the majority of City of Suffolk facilities, as well as the Treasurer’s Office and the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office inside City Hall and their satellite offices at the North Suffolk Library, remain closed to the public until further notice due to the impacts of COVID-19.

The following city departments, services and facilities will observe the following schedule.

  • Trash and recycling regularly scheduled for pickup on Friday will be collected on Saturday. Suffolk Public Works Department reminds you that trash must be placed at curbside no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection. Businesses located in the Downtown Business Overlay District will have their collection days run on Tuesday and Saturday. For more information on refuse collection, please call Public Works at 514-7630.
  • From Dec. 26 through Jan. 7, the Suffolk Department of Public Works Refuse Division will collect all Christmas trees and boxes as a special collection. During this time, Christmas trees and boxes will not be counted towards the 12 free special collections. Any Christmas trees put out for collection after Jan. 7 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 Service Authority Transfer Station and Regional Landfill in Suffolk will be closed on Friday. Both facilities will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday. SPSA facilities will resume regular business hours on Saturday.
  • Suffolk Transit will not be in operation on Friday.
  • All Suffolk Joint Use Recreation Centers — Mack Benn Jr., Booker T. Washington, King’s Fork, Creekside, Northern Shores and Oakland — closed Dec. 21 and will remain closed until Jan. 24. The East Suffolk Recreation Center and Whaleyville Recreation Center will be closed this Thursday and Friday.
  • Suffolk’s four major parks — Lone Star Lakes, Constant’s Wharf, Sleepy Hole and Bennett’s Creek — will remain open Thursday and Friday. However, no park attendant will be on duty.
  • The Suffolk Art Gallery will be closed Dec. 24-29.
  • All Suffolk City Libraries — Morgan Memorial, North Suffolk, Chuckatuck — will be closed Dec. 24-27. Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk Libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. on Dec. 28 for self-service technology use only as well as contactless curbside service.
  • The Suffolk Tourism Visitor Center and the Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum will be closed Dec. 24-27.
  • The Suffolk Executive Airport terminal will be open but unmanned on Thursday. The terminal will be closed Friday. The airfield and self-service fuel island will remain open during this time. The restaurant will be closed on Friday.

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