Garbage collection days vary by city and physical street address. Many cities, such as New York City, provide online search portals that residents can use to determine when their scheduled collection days are.
In most large cities, garbage collection occurs every day throughout the city. However, because of the size of many cities, schedules must be varied to allow sanitation workers time to perform their job duties. During the holidays, sanitation services may be suspended or delayed. City sanitation departments often provide garbage containers, which residents must place at the curb or other designated area by a specific time on collection day.