City of Gastonia Thanksgiving Day Holiday Closings

Happy Thanksgiving surrounded by autumn leaves

City of Gastonia administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Some City departments and services will be affected by the holiday:

Solid Waste

  • No curbside collection of garbage, leaves or yard waste on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Thursday customers will have garbage collected on Friday, Nov. 26.
  • Friday customers will have garbage collected on Monday, Nov. 29.
  • Monday garbage collection will take place as scheduled.
  • No excess household trash, yard waste carts, loose yard waste or leaves will be collected on Monday, Nov. 29.

For personalized information about changes to solid waste collection schedules, download the free WasteWise app or use the interactive My Schedule tool on the City’s website.


  • No City bus service on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Buses will run on a Saturday schedule on Friday, Nov. 26.

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25.
  • Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26.
  • Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27.
  • Open 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28.

Parks and Recreation

  • Community Centers will be closed Nov. 25-28.
  • City parks will be open during regular hours.