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Posted on: December 18, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Most City of Bristol offices closed for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

Most City of Bristol offices will be closed Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Police as well as fire and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Non-emergency problems or concerns may be directed to 423-989-5600. Residents are asked to take note of the following changes in other City series and programs.

Refuse Collection
• Refuse collection scheduled for Friday, December 25, 2015 will be collected on Wednesday,
December 23. Regular pickup for Thursday, December 24 is as scheduled.
• Refuse collection scheduled for Friday, January 1, 2016 will be picked up on Wednesday,
December 30, 2015.

City Bus Transit and Paratransit
• Both city bus and Paratransit will be closed Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December
25, 2015.
• Again on Friday, January 1, 2016 both the city bus and Paratransit will be closed with
normal schedules resuming on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Job Access
• Job Access vans will not be in operation on Thursday, December 24 or Friday, December
25, 2015. Vans will resume a regular schedule on Saturday, December 26.
• Job Access vans will be operating on a normal schedule throughout New Year’s week
including Friday, January 1, 2016.

Residents are encouraged to recycle during the holiday season when the amounts of trash generated increase. Paper holiday waste, including wrapping paper (non-metallic only), cardboard boxes, and greeting cards may be placed in the recycling bins. Visit for locations of recycling bins.

The Solid Waste trucks will collect Christmas trees at curbside on the same day the refuse pick up takes place. Residents should remove all decorations and hardware, including tinsel, lights, garland, ornaments, nails and stands. Residents are also asked to not place trees in bags.

If you should have a service request while offices are closed please complete an online service request by visiting the City’s website at , click the Request Tracker icon at the top of the page. All requests for City services will be addressed the next business day.

For more information about the City’s holiday schedule and any other services that may be affected, contact Terrie Talbert at 423-989-5500 Ext. 2055 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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