Kenneth Mayner
 |  The Fayetteville Observer

City of Fayetteville government offices will be closed New Year’s Day.

Friday’s garbage and yard waste will be collected Wednesday. Friday’s recycling will be collected Jan. 2.

The Fayetteville Police Department’s lobby, located at 467 Hay St., will be closed. Police reports can be filed and requested at Nonemergency calls will be routed to a watch commander.

On New Year’s Eve, the Fayetteville Area System of Transit’s regular service will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be no transit service on New Year’s Day.

Airport administrative offices will be closed on New Year’s Day. All other airport operations will continue as regularly scheduled. For questions on holiday travel and/or flight schedules, travelers should contact airlines directly. Visit for airline contact information and to make reservations.

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed on New Year’s Day. Gated parks will be open, and parks that do not have gated entrances, trails and green space areas will remain open.

REMINDER: Loose-leaf pickups underway

City of Fayetteville loose leaf pickups are underway through Feb. 19. Crews will start with the 28304 ZIP code. Please call 910-433-1329 to find out when crews will collect leaves in your ZIP  code. You can also see the loose-leaf pickup schedule at

You do not have to wait for leaf pickup. If you put your leaves out in sturdy bags or containers on your regular yard debris day, they will be picked up weekly. This also helps keep leaves out of the storm drains. Rake your leaves and pine straw curbside by the day before your first scheduled day of pickup. Bad weather may cause delays. Leaves and pine straw only —  no tree limbs. Place leaves and pine straw on the top of the curb away from storm drains and out of the road. Leaves and pine straw left in the street can cause stormwater pollution and may obstruct the storm drainage system.

Kenneth Mayner is the chief branding officer for the city of Fayetteville. You can reach him at [email protected].

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