A-CC amends schedules for Thanksgiving holiday

Leisure Services facilities close tomorrow and Friday

The Thanksgiving holiday makes for changes in schedules of services provided by the Athens-Clarke County government.

From the Athens-Clarke Co government website…

  • The Adoption Center will be closed Thurs., Nov. 25 and Fri., Nov. 26, resuming regular hours on Sat., Nov. 27 for fosters, adoptions, and rescues by appointment and availability.
  • Animal Services is offering the Couch Crashers program for weekend fostering of pets from the Adoption Center for the Thanksgiving weekend from Nov. 23/24 - Nov. 29/30. For details, visit www.accgov.com/fosterapet.
  • Animal Services officers will not be available for non-emergency calls on Thurs., Nov. 25. Non-emergency service calls will resume on Mon., Nov. 29.
  • Emergency services – such as an animal bite, a seriously sick or injured animal, or an animal trapped inside a living space of a home - will be provided throughout the holiday by calling 911.

For more information, contact Animal Services at 706-613-3540 or www.accgov.com/animalservices.

Leisure Services

  • All facilities will close on Thurs., Nov. 25 and Fri., Nov. 26 and reopen on Sat., Nov. 27 under regular hours of operation.
  • Parks are closed on Thurs., Nov. 25. They will be open on Fri., Nov. 26 from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM, but buildings will remain closed.

For more information, contact the Leisure Services Department at 706-613-3625 or visit www.accgov.com/leisure.

Solid Waste

  • Residential and commercial (outside the Downtown district) garbage and recycling collected by the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department will not be collected on Thurs., Nov. 25. Garbage and recycling will be collected on the following schedule:
  • Regular Wednesday collections will be collected on Wed., Nov. 24.
  • Regular Thursday and Friday collections will be collected on Fri., Nov. 26.
  • Residential and commercial (inside the Downtown district) garbage and recycling service will be collected as regularly scheduled.
  • Leaf & Limb will collect debris in Area B the week of Nov. 22-26, but no collection will take place on Thurs., Nov. 25.
  • The landfill will be closed on Thurs., Nov. 25 and Fri., Nov. 26, resuming regular hours on Sat., Nov. 27.
  • The CHaRM is open on Wed., Nov. 24 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Normally open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, it will be closed on Sat., Nov. 27, resuming regular hours on Tue., Nov. 30.
  • Solid Waste offices will be closed Thurs., Nov. 25 and Fri., Nov. 26, resuming regular hours on Mon., Nov. 29.
  • The Materials Recycling Facility will be closed Thurs., Nov. 25, resuming regular hours on Fri., Nov. 26.

For additional information, contact the Solid Waste Department at 706-613-3501 or visit www.accgov.com/solidwaste.


  • Athens Transit will be closed on Thurs., Nov. 25.
  • Routes 12 & 14 service will be reduced to hourly from Mon. Nov. 22 to Wed., Nov. 24.
  • Weekend level service with fixed-route evenings will be provided on Fri., Nov. 26.
  • Saturday and Sunday standard weekend service with on-demand evenings resumes on Sat., Nov. 27.

For more information, contact the Athens Transit System at 706-613-3432 or visit www.accgov.com/transit.

Other Offices

All general departmental administrative offices and facilities (City Hall, Courthouse, Satula Avenue Building, Dougherty Street Governmental Building) will be closed on Thurs., Nov. 25 and Fri., Nov. 26. Regular hours of operation will resume Mon., Nov. 29.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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