Thanksgiving closures for city of Tulsa


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Updated: 11/25/2013 11:02 am Published: 11/25/2013 10:52 am


City of Tulsa offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Public safety and mission critical operations will operate as normal. Residents who need assistance with a water or sewer problem may call the city's 24-hour emergency number, (918) 596-9488.

There will be no residential refuse, recycling, bulky waste or green waste collection on Thursday, Nov. 28, 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.

The city's greenwaste disposal site, 10401 E. 56th St. North, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28; Friday, Nov. 29; Sunday, Dec. 1, and Monday, Dec. 2.

It will be open, however, on Saturday, Nov. 30. The usual schedule of the greenwaste site will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 3: open every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for city holidays. In addition to wood chips, free firewood is available at the site. Tulsa utility customers may drop off yard waste free of charge.

Tulsa Parks recreation centers including Oxley Nature Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday, but the parks' outdoor facilities will be accessible as usual. Redbud 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. 28, but open on Friday, Nov. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 30, the shelter will resume its usual schedule: Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., closed Sunday; open Monday from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 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 open through MyTicketOffice.com.

Tulsa Transit will not operate bus service on Thursday, Nov. 28. Saturday service will be provided on Friday, Nov. 29.


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