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This article was archived on 11/24/2016

City Facilities to Close Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving Holiday

City Hall and other City facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Public safety and mission critical operations, however, will operate as normal. Residents who need assistance with a water or sewer problem may call the following 24- hour emergency numbers: water - (918) 596-9488, and sewer - (918) 586-6999.

There will be no residential refuse, recycling, bulky waste or yard waste collection on Thursday, Nov. 24, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. As a result, Thursday and Friday customers will experience a change in their collection schedule. Thursday customers will receive collection service on Friday. Friday customers will receive collection service on Saturday.

Those customers with twice-a-week service will also be affected as their secondary collection day will also move forward one day. Monday/Thursday customers will be collected on Monday and Friday and Tuesday/Friday customers will be collected Tuesday and Saturday.

Tulsans who have cooking oil or grease left over from holiday cooking may dispose of it at the City's Household Pollutant Collection Facility, 4502 S. Galveston Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 26. The facility is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. by appointment only - call 311 either before Thanksgiving or during open hours on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The City's mulch site, 2100 N. 145th East Ave., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24; Friday, Nov. 25; Sunday, Nov. 27, and Monday, Nov. 28. It will be open, however, on Saturday, Nov. 26. The mulch site's usual schedule will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 29: open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for City holidays. Tulsa utility customers may drop off yard waste free of charge.

Tulsa Parks recreation centers including the Oxley-Yetter Interpretive Building will be closed on Thursday and Friday, but the parks' outdoor facilities including Oxley Nature Center trails will be accessible as usual. Red Bud Valley Nature Preserve and trails will be closed Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Saturday.

The City of Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter at 3031 N. Erie Ave. will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, but open on Friday, Nov. 25, and on Saturday, Nov. 26, both from noon to 4 p.m. The following week, the shelter will resume its usual schedule: closed Sunday, open Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., and open Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Mohawk Park and Page Belcher golf courses will be closed on Thursday, but open on Friday. Tulsa Zoo and Gilcrease Museum both will be open on Thursday and Friday. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center will be closed both Thursday and Friday, but ticket sales will still be available through MyTicketOffice.com.

Tulsa Transit will not operate bus service on Thursday, Nov. 24. Regular level bus service will resume on Friday, Nov. 25.