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Halifax sets Memorial Day schedule / May 21, 2020
Halifax Town Hall will be closed on Monday May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Please be aware that the Town of Halifax will be picking up recyclables and glass on Friday May 29 due to the modified holiday schedule.

The regular town curbside recycling pick up will resume Wednesday June 3 as customary.

During the modified holiday schedule, town residents may 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 & #2), cardboard, cans (aluminum & metal).

When recycling at the Convenience Center site, do not use bags, this will keep recycling 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 Memorial Day on a modified schedule:

Tuesday May 26 – 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 May 27 – 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 May 28 – 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 May 29 – The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct curbside and glass recycling on this day and will resume regular weekly curbside recycling on Wednesday June 3.

Guidelines for Preparing Curbside Recyclables (follow thoroughly or service may be suspended)

Metals -- Aluminum Cans (rinsed if possible) Plastics -- Milk, soda, water bottles, and detergent

Metal Cans (rinsed - labels may be left on) jugs (look for #1 & #2 on bottom) rinse, remove caps

Newspaper -- Clean and dry Cardboard -- Flatten boxes, no waxed cardboard, (anything in the newspaper when you remove plastic bags, styrofoam or packing “peanuts”

receive it can be recycled)

Mixed Paper -- Junk mail, cereal boxes, Glass -- clear, green & brown; EMPTIED, RINSED, LIDS magazines, phone books, etc. REMOVED, NO BROKEN GLASS

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