Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority Observes Labor Day Schedule

Monday, August 26, 2013

Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority facilities will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013 in observance of Labor Day.  Locations include the Old Dixie Landfill & Convenience Center, McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center, Westside Convenience Center, and the M.L. King Convenience Center.   All locations will reopen on Tuesday, September 3, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For more information call 706/277-2545. 

The Labor Day Holiday Schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Aug. 31 - All Locations Open - Normal Hours (7 a.m.-3 p.m.) 

Monday, Sept. 2– All Locations Closed 

Tuesday, Sept. 3 – All Locations Open (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)   (Westside Normally Closed) 

Wednesday, Sept. 4 – Resume Normal Operating Days and Hours (McGaughey Chapel Closed)


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