Asheville Sanitation, ART bus schedules altered for Labor Day holiday

City Hall photo with flag
City Hall


City of Asheville government will be closed Sept. 7 for Labor Day. City facilities remain closed to the public at this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though some parks have reopened.


During this public health emergency, City employees have continued their work, some in the field, such as in sanitation, water, transit, fire and police, while others, such as in finance, human resources and community development, have worked remotely.


Sanitation collection

Sanitation will be closed on Labor Day.  There will be no trash, recycling, or brush collection. Sanitation collections will operate Tuesday through Friday instead. The collection day for all customers will be one day later than normal this week.


ART buses to run on a holiday schedule

City of Asheville ART bus service routes and facilities will operate on a reduced holiday schedule on Sept. 7. This is one of six holidays throughout the calendar year that ART runs on a holiday bus schedule. The holiday schedule is the same as a Sunday schedule the bus routes follow.

There is a 10-person maximum per bus and bus service remains fare free. Also, riders are now required to get on and off the bus using the rear door only, unless a rider needs to use the front-door wheelchair ramp or have the bus lowered to ease boarding.  This is an additional measure to increase physical distancing between drivers and riders. For more information, visit the ART service alerts webpage.



All community and recreation centers will be closed, including the WNC Nature Center.

A limited number of courts at Aston Park Tennis Center will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The clubhouse, including restrooms and the pro shop, will be closed.


All parks will be open normal operating hours; however all playgrounds will be closed.  All buildings located in parks, including restrooms, will be closed.


Water Resources staff will be available for water-related emergencies 24 hours a day during the holiday. Customers can call the customer service line at 828-251-1122 to report water related emergencies, leaks, breaks and no water calls.


All public safety services, including police, fire and emergency response, will operate according to normal schedule – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.