Media Release

Alachua County Thanksgiving Schedule

Thursday, November 20, 2014 3:15 PM
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Other than emergency services, all Alachua County government offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday (November 27, and November 28, 2014), in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Garbage and Recycling Collection:
The Thanksgiving holiday will not affect curbside residential solid waste and recycling collection services scheduled for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday in the Alachua County curbside collection area. Thursday and Friday services will be delayed one day. For Thanksgiving week, Thursday’s collection will occur on Friday and Friday’s collection will occur on Saturday. The regular collection schedule will resume on Monday, December 1.
The five Alachua County Rural Collection Centers and the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  These facilities will reopen on Friday, November 28. The Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Saturday. The Office of Waste Collection will be closed beginning Thursday and will reopen on Monday, December 1.
For more information, contact Alachua County Waste Collection Manager, Milton Towns at 352-338-3233.
Animal Services:
The Alachua County Animal Services office (3400 NE 53rd Ave, Gainesville) will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28. The office will reopen on Saturday, November 29, at 9:30 a.m.
For animal emergencies during the holiday period, contact the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office at 352-955-1818.
Regular office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Alachua County Animal Services at 352-264-6870.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).