City of Asheville offices closed for Labor Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

Press release from City of Asheville

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, Asheville City Hall offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023.

Below is a list of City services.

ART bus services

The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a holiday schedule on Monday, Sept. 5, which is the same as the Sunday bus schedule (see schedule below). The Labor Day holiday is one of seven holidays throughout the calendar year that ART offers bus service. For route info, visit

Sanitation services

The Sanitation office will be closed.

There will be no trash, recycling, or brush collection on Labor Day, September 4th. Sanitation collections will operate Tuesday through Friday instead.

The collection day for ALL customers — except for those in the Central Business District — will be one day later than normal this week, so service will run September 5th-8th.

The Central Business District will be serviced on their regular Wednesday schedule.

There will be no scrap metal or appliance collection during the week of September 5th.

Anyone with a collection issue should call the Customer Service line at 828-251-1122.

Parks and Recreation

All City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department community centers and administrative offices will be closed.

All parks and greenways are open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.


Recreation Park’s pool is open from 12-6 p.m. (weather permitting) for its final day of operation this year.

All other pools have closed for the season.

Splasheville, the free splash pad in Pack Square Park, will be open 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Other Entertainment or Recreational facilities open on Sept. 5

Muni Golf:  Open “sun up to sundown”:  Book your tee time in advance here

WNC Nature Center:  10 am – 4:30 pm:  Purchase entry tickets at the gate, or in advance here

Aston Park Tennis Center:  9 am – 8:00 pm

Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville – Closed. Find ticket and event info here

Riverside Cemetery (office will be closed)

Emergency response and water-related issues

All public safety services, including police, fire, and emergency response, will operate according to a normal schedule — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Asheville Fire Department’s business/administrative offices will be closed.

Water Resources staff will be available for water-related emergencies 24 hours a day over the holiday weekend. Customers can call the customer service line at 828-251-1122 to report water-related emergencies, leaks, breaks, and no water calls.

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