Buncombe County offices to close for Labor Day

Press release from Buncombe County:

Buncombe County Government offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Emergency and public safety services remain open.

Public Libraries

All Buncombe County Library locations will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7. The digital library is always available at buncombecounty.org/library.

Recreation Services

All parks are open from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Per Safer at Home Phase 2 safety guidelines, some areas remain closed including playgrounds, athletic fields and courts, restrooms, picnic shelters, and fitness courses. Picnic shelter, paddleboat, water trike, and Jon boat rentals are not available.

Erwin Pool (58 Lees Creek Road in Asheville) closes for the season at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. All other outdoor pools have already closed for the year.

Solid Waste

The Buncombe County Landfill and Transfer station will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7.

Waste Pro

Waste Pro trash and recycling collection services will not be provided on Monday, Sept. 7. Monday pickup will happen on Tuesday. Tuesday trash pickup will be on Wednesday, Wednesday on Thursday, Thursday on Friday, and Friday on Saturday.

COVID-19 Community Testing Sites

Community COVID-19 testing sites on Sunday Sept. 6, and Tuesday, Sept. 8, are canceled due to the Labor Day holiday. If you need testing during this time, please visit NCDHHS’ Find My Testing Site for other community options.

Holiday reminder: We encourage everyone to have a safe holiday weekend and as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, crowds should be avoided.  Public gatherings also include gatherings with family, friends, and coworkers. Remember to practice your 3 Ws, Wear a face covering, Wait six feet from others, and Wash your hands.

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