Halifax Town Hall will be closed starting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, all day on Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Town Manager Carl Espy wants residents to be aware that the town will not be picking up recyclables on Wednesday, Nov. 21, because of the modified Thanksgiving Day holiday schedule. 

The town curbside recycling pickup will resume Wednesday, Nov. 28, as customary. 

During the modified holiday schedule, town residents may take their properly prepared recyclable materials 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 and #2), cardboard, cans (aluminum and metal) and mixed consumer glass (clear, green and brown). 

“When recycling glass at the convenience center site, please place the glass directly into the bin with no bags-this will keep the glass free of contaminants so that sorting will not be necessary,” Espy said.

The town’s solid waste department will conduct its solid waste pickup the week of Thanksgiving Day on a modified schedule: 

• Monday, Nov. 19: Residents normally served on this day 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 railroad tracks). 

• Tuesday, Nov. 20: Residents normally served on this day will have solid waste picked up. This area includes properties along U.S. Hwy. 501 south from the railroad 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, Nov. 21: Residents normally served on Thursday will have solid waste picked up a day earlier. 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 U.S. Hwy. 501 and east on VA Hwy. 360 to the corporate limits). 

•  Wednesday, Nov. 21: The Halifax Solid Waste Department will not conduct regular weekly curbside recycling until the following week on Wednesday, Nov. 28.