CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 22, 2019) – City of Charlotte offices will close Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Solid Waste Services
Solid Waste Services will not provide collection services on Thursday. Collection will operate on a one-day delay, with Friday customers receiving collection services on Saturday.
Solid Waste Services offers the following tips to help residents strive for a waste-free holiday:
- Check the refrigerator before shopping. See what you have before buying extra.
- Know how long leftovers last and store properly. Turkey can be stored in the fridge for three to four days or frozen for four to six months.
- Get creative with leftovers. Leftover meats can be shredded, frozen and then incorporated into casseroles, quesadillas, wraps, soups or on top of salads.
- Compost food waste. Excluding bones, dairy and oils, foods can be composted instead of tossed into the regular garbage. This helps return valuable nutrients to the soil and reduces landfill waste.
- Use smaller plates to control the amount people serve themselves, which decreases waste.
- Recycle right. Use the city's Waste Wizard tool to learn how to properly dispose items. All recyclables should be rinsed and free of all residue. Only plastic bottles with necks are recyclable. Cardboard should be broken down into small pieces that will fit loosely into your cart.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
On Thursday, CATS bus routes, LYNX Blue Line and CityLYNX GoldLine Connector services will operate according to a Sunday schedule. No express service will operate on that day.
On Friday, Nov. 29, bus routes, LYNX Blue Line and CityLYNX Gold Line Connector services will operate according to a Saturday schedule. No express service will operate on that day.
CATS Pass Sales Offices at the Charlotte Transit Center and the CATS Call Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday and resume normal business hours on Saturday.
Sanitary sewer overflows can be caused by blockages in pipes from fats, oils and grease. Charlotte Water asks residents to avoid putting grease, oils and fats down the drain this holiday season. Follow these simple instructions for proper disposal:
- Drain cooking grease, oils or fats into a can.
- Wipe the pan with a paper towel.
- Toss the can and paper towel in the trash.
For more information, go to charlottewater.org.
CharMeck 311 will be closed Thursday and Friday. Outside regular business hours, callers can report water, sewer, stormwater and animal issues via an automated service that dispatches assistance. Residents can also submit service requests online or access dozens of city services by downloading the CLT+ mobile app. Please call 911 for any emergencies.
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