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Independence Day Holiday Closings

Town offices in South Boston and Halifax and all county offices, including courts, will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day, according to town and county officials. In addition, all local banks will be closed Monday, but BB&T, Benchmark, Carter Bank and Trust and Wachovia will be open regular Saturday hours on Saturday, July 3.
U.S. Post Offices will be closed Monday, July 5, and there will be no mail delivery that day.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, State Police Office, South Boston Police Office and Halifax Police Office also will be closed Monday, July 5, but officers will be on regular patrol that day.
In South Boston, curbside residential refuse collection for Monday, July 5, will be collected on Wednesday, July 7, town officials said. Residential refuse collection for the remainder of the week will remain the same.

South Boston residents are reminded that all refuse must be placed at the curb before 7 a.m.

The commercial downtown refuse collection for Wednesday and Friday will remain the same, officials said. Commercial downtown refuse collection scheduled for Monday, July 5, will be collected on Wednesday, July 7, they added.

In Halifax, Town Manager Carl Espy reminds residents the Town of Halifax will be picking up recyclables on Friday, July 9, due to the modified holiday schedule. Regular town curbside recycling pick up will resume Wednesday, July 14, as customary.

During the modified holiday schedule, Espy said town residents may take their properly prepared recyclable materials to the large bins provided at the Halifax Adult Detention Center lower parking lot that accept newspaper (mixed paper is currently not accepted), #1 and #2 plastic, cardboard, aluminum and metal cans and mixed clear, green and brown consumer glass.

When recycling glass at the convenience center site, Espy reminds town residents to place glass directly into the bin with no bags. This will keep the glass free of contaminants so that sorting will not be necessary, he said.

The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct its solid waste pick-up the week of Independence Day on a modified schedule:

• Tuesday July 6 – Residents normally served on this day will have solid waste picked up. This area includes properties along U.S. Highway 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 July 7 – Residents normally served on Monday 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.

• Thursday July 8 – Residents normally served on this day will have solid waste picked up. 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 US Hwy 501 and east on VA Hwy 360 to the corporate limits.

• Friday July 9 – The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct curbside recycling on this day and resume regular weekly curbside recycling on Wednesday, July 14.
For more information, contact the South Boston Public Works Department at 575-4260 and the Halifax Town Office at 476-6333.