Schedule during the holidays

We always strives to keep the same collection schedule throughout the year. However, there are some holidays that require us to modify our schedule periodically throughout the year. Christmas, New Years, and the Thanksgiving are all days that usually require us to modify our collection schedule if they fall on a weekday. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause and appreciate your understanding and cooperation.    

Note: Commercial customers and residential customers in a commercial area may not follow this schedule. Please call for your schedule.



fall and winter holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

In observance of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, collection will be a day late for those customers whose normal collection day falls on or after these holidays. For residential customers, Christmas trees can be placed next to your yard waste cart.  Trees under 6' tall do not need to be cut.  Trees over 6' must be cut in half. All decorations, stands and lights need to be removed. Trees will be collected for the first two weeks of the new year.  After the first two weeks, trees must be cut and placed in the yard waste cart. 


spring and summer holidays

4th of July -  Normal Collection

Please refer to the table for your modified collection schedule,

Normal Collection DayHoliday Collection Day


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