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Asheville City Offices to Close for MLK Jr. Day

by The Urban News

Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Trash and Recycling

Sanitation Services will run on schedule. Residential trash and recycling will be collected as normal. The City’s Sanitation Services office will be closed January 16, but residents who need assistance can call the City’s customer service line at (828) 251-1122.

ART Bus Services

ART bus service routes and facilities will operate on a holiday schedule, which is the same as the Sunday schedule. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of six days ART runs on a reduced holiday schedule. For more route information or service alerts, visit RidetheART.com.

Parks & Recreation

All City of Asheville greenways and parks are open regular hours, including Asheville Municipal Golf Course, Riverside Cemetery, and WNC Nature Center. Asheville Parks & Recreation administration offices and most community centers are closed with the exception of the following:

  • Burton Street Community Center will co-host a day of service with Burton Street Community Association and Hood Huggers International from noon to 4 p.m. Meet at Burton Street Urban Peace Garden on 47 Bryant St..
  • Stephens-Lee and Tempie Avery Montford Community Centers will host a Fun Day Out with games, crafts, and special events for $5 per child (no charge for participants enrolled in APR Afterschool programs).

Emergency Response and Water-Related Issues

Water Resources staff will be available for water-related emergencies. Customers can call the customer service line at (828) 251-1122 to report water-related emergencies, leaks, breaks, and no-water calls.

All public safety services, including police, fire, and emergency response, will operate according to normal schedule.


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