How Does Trash Collection Change During the Holidays?


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City trash collectors often post schedules of holiday trash pickup times, including changes that occur around holidays. Exact times and days vary between cities, and residents can visit their city websites to view schedule changes. The cities of East Lyme, Fayettville, Stratford and Providence are towns that post holiday schedules, for example.

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The town of East Lyme, Connecticut generally picks up holiday trash on the business day following that holiday. It picks up trash for holidays that fall on Fridays the following Mondays. The city website also posts special closings for trash transfer stations in the town around the holidays. It also posts the dates for holidays that have different schedules.

The town of Stratford, Connecticut divides its holiday schedules into working and non-working days. The city website identifies Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Lincoln's Birthday, President's Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day as days when trash is still picked up. It identifies New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day as days when trash is not picked up. The city often collects Friday holiday trash on Saturdays.

The city of Fayettville, North Carolina posts individual schedules for different holidays on its website. For example, many holidays on Fridays and Mondays in 2016 push the garbage pick-up service to the next Wednesdays.

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