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Halifax sets holidays hours, modifies schedule for trash pickups

SoVaNow.com / January 14, 2013
Halifax Town Hall will be closed on Friday, Jan. 18 for Lee-Jackson Day and Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Please be aware that the Town of Halifax will be picking up recyclables on Friday, Jan. 25 due to the modified holiday schedule.

The regular town curbside recycling pick-up will resume Wednesday, Jan. 30 as is customary. During the modified holiday schedule, town residents may also take their properly prepared recyclable materials (see guidelines for curbside pick-up below), to the large bins provided at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail lower parking lot which now accepts co-mingled newspaper (including mixed paper), plastic (#1 and #2), cardboard, cans (aluminum and metal) and mixed consumer glass (clear, green and brown). When recycling glass at the Convenience Center site, Please place the glass and other accepted recyclables directly into the bin with no bags. This will keep the materials free of contaminants so that sorting will not be necessary.

The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct its solid waste pick-up the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on a modified schedule:

Tuesday, Jan. 22 – Residents normally served on this day will have solid waste picked up. This area includes properties along US Hwy 501 south from the RR Tracks to the corporate limits, Spencer Lane Golf Course Road, Brook Run, Cowford Road, Meadow Drive, Banister Road, Gatha’s Trail and Ballou Trail.

Wednesday, Jan. 23 – Residents normally served on Monday will have solid waste picked up. This area includes Mountain Road, Canterbury Drive, Woodview Road, Mimosa Drive, Oak Lane, Pine Road, Ash Street, Cedar Lane, Poplar Lane, Crawford Road, Academy Street, Ballpark Loop (within corporate limits), Craddock Street, Houston Street and Main Street (from Mountain Road south to the RR Tracks).

Thursday, Jan. 24 – Residents normally served on this day will have solid waste picked up. This area includes Maple Avenue, Buena Vista Drive, Park Lane, Lakeside Drive, Harding Street, Snead Lane, Cary Street, Elam Street, Hedderly Street, Jackson Street, Back Street, Main Street (from Mountain Road north on US Hwy 501 and east on VA Hwy 360 to the corporate limits).

Friday, Jan. 25 – The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct curbside recycling on this day and resume regular weekly curbside recycling on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

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