Government offices closed, bus service reduction, no change in trash pickup for Veterans Day

Press releases from City of Gainesville and Alachua County


In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, city offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The Regional Transit System (RTS) will provide its holiday service, which runs between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., to routes 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 20, 26, 35, 43, 75 and 711. Please visit the RTS website and schedule pages for more information.

Residential curbside collection for garbage, recycling and yard trash will not be affected by the holiday.

Alachua County

Other than emergency services, all Alachua County offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, in observance of Veterans Day.

The Alachua County Animal shelter will be closed on Wednesday. Animal Services’ Officers respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays, to matters affecting public safety and animals in immediate danger. Citizens should dial 911 to report such emergencies on Sundays, holidays, and between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. nightly. During regular hours (Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays), Alachua County Animal Services can be reached at 352-264-6870.

Residential curbside collection service for solid waste, recycling, and yard trash will not be affected by the Veterans Day holiday. The regular schedule for these services will occur on Wednesday, November 11. The Transfer Station at the Leveda Brown Environmental Park, the Hazardous Waste Center, and the five Alachua County Rural Collection Centers will be open during their regularly scheduled hours.

The Office of Waste Collection will be closed on Wednesday. All facilities will resume regular hours of operation on Thursday, November 12.