The following is a joint Cumberland County-City of Fayetteville update for Hurricane Dorian on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019:


Rumor Control: There is NO curfew in effect for the City or the County.


Parks and Recreation:

  • The Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks Division has essential crews on standby to assist as needed with storm damage.
  • The Fayetteville-Cumberland Recreation offices, facilities and activities are closed/cancelled until further notice and will reopen when it is safe to do so.


FAST Bus Service: FAST Transit is planning to begin regular bus service on Friday, Sept. 6 at noon, weather permitting.


Garbage Pickup:

  • Friday’s garbage pickup will take place tomorrow as scheduled. For Friday’s pickup, residents are asked to place their carts at the curb on Friday by 7 a.m., but to NOT place carts at the curb this evening as we are expecting high winds during the evening hours.
  • Thursday’s garbage pickup that was supposed to be picked up today will be picked up on Saturday. Residents are asked to place carts at the curb by 7 a.m.
  • Bulky Item pickup, Yard Waste pickup and Cart Deliveries will NOT take place on Friday, Sept. 6 or Saturday, Sept. 7.


Shelter Count

As of 8 p.m. today, there are 119 people and 7 pets signed into the following Cumberland County emergency shelters:

  • Smith Recreation Center: 83 occupants; shelter capacity is 100
  • South View High School: 36 occupants; shelter capacity is 310


Cumberland County Landfill Hours for Friday

The Cumberland County landfill and container sites will be open Friday from noon to 4 p.m. The landfills and sites will have extended hours on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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