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City Government Offices Will Be Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving; Trash Collection Schedule is Modified; Special Holiday Parking Regulations Begin on Friday

Post Date:11/19/2018 11:30 AM

Wilmington government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. As a result, the Department of Public Works’ Sanitation Division will collect trash on a modified holiday schedule.

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The modified holiday schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, November 19: East of I-95 recycling collection
  • Tuesday, November 20: West of I-95 recycling collection
  • Wednesday, November 21: East of I-95 trash collection
  • Thursday, November 22: No collection/City holiday
  • Friday, November 23: No collection/City holiday
  • Saturday, November 24: West of I-95 trash collection

Visit for more information about trash and recycling in the City. To report issues about trash and recycling collection, please call the Public Works Call Center at (302) 576-3878. 

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Department of Finance Director Patrick Carter also remind citizens that the City of Wilmington’s holiday season parking meter policy will be in effect from Friday, November 23, through Monday, December 31, 2018. To support holiday shopping during this period, from Noon to 6:00 p.m. each weekday, the City will not require payment at parking meters in the Downtown Business District (defined as the area bounded by 2nd Street to 12th Street, and by French Street to Washington Street) and in the Riverfront Business District. Official holidays such as Christmas Day (December 25) remain free all day. A two-hour parking limit will remain in effect, however.

Exceptions to this temporary parking policy involve streets designated as “tow-away zones,” where no stopping is allowed at those meters at the times posted. All applicable traffic regulations, other than those requiring payment at parking meters, will be enforced, including time-limited parking (two-hour or one-hour parking as designated by signage) or overtime parking, bus stops, fire hydrants, double-parking and parking too close to pedestrian crosswalks, etc.




News and information from the Office of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki 

John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Mobile: (302) 420-7928

Paul Ford Jr. 
Communications Specialist
Mobile: (302) 530-2171

Brooke Chase
Digital & Social Media Manager
Mobile: (302) 605-0026


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