Holiday Notice

City Office Hours and Schedule Changes

The city of Glendale offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving holiday. 

Bulk trash services, residential garbage and recycling collections will take place on their regularly scheduled pickup days. However, pickups scheduled for Thursday, November 23, will be shifted one day to Friday, November 24 and regular Friday, November 24 collections will be shifted to Saturday, November 25. During the week of Thanksgiving, bulk trash services will begin Monday in section 3 and last until the section is completed. Bulk trash services will observe the Thanksgiving holiday and will operate on Friday, November 24, pending section 3’s completion. The Glendale Municipal Landfill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be open Friday, November 24. For more information about the city’s Solid Waste Management services, visit or call 623-930-2660.

Valley Metro buses, light rail and GUS Bus 1 will run on a Sunday/Holiday schedule Thursday, November 23 and on a regular weekday schedule Friday, November 24 (no Express or Rapid services). GUS 2 and 3 will not run on Thanksgiving or the day after, November 24. Reservations through the Glendale OnBoard service over the Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, November 26) must be made by noon Wednesday, November 22. Reservations can be made by calling Glendale’s Transit Services at 623-930-3500. There will be no Glendale OnBoard same-day service on November 23 or 24. ADA service will be available on November 23 and 24 based on the Valley Metro service schedule.

The Glendale Municipal Airport will remain open during the Thanksgiving holiday but the airport administrative office will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and on Friday, November 24. The airport terminal will be open during normal business hours on both days. The private terminal businesses will be closed during the extended holiday weekend. Both the lobby and restrooms will be available as a convenience to the flying public and visitors.

Visit Glendale administrative offices and the Visitor Center will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24. Business hours will resume on Monday, November 27. For tourism information, please visit

Glendale’s Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center, the Glendale Adult Center and the Glendale Community Centers will be closed on November 23 and 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information about the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center, call 623-930-4600 or visit

Additionally, Glendale’s public libraries will also be closed on Thanksgiving, November 23 and the day after, Friday, November 24.