July 4th Schedule For Whitfield County Convenience Centers, Landfill

Friday, June 27, 2014

Four Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority facilities will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence 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 Saturday, July 5 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information visit www.DWSWA.org or call 706-277-2545.

Independence Day Holiday Schedule:

Thursday, July 3 – All Locations Open - Normal Hours (7 a.

m. – 6 p.m.)
Friday, July 4 – All Locations Closed
Saturday, July 5 – All Locations Open (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.)  Resume Normal Operating Days and Hours


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