Garbage pickup days are typically scheduled at the beginning of each year and are adjusted for holidays, as of 2015. Depending on the specific service provider, adjustments may include skipping or postponing the service. If a holiday falls on a weekend, garbage pickup is usually not affected.
Most garbage-pickup companies observe a standard list of holidays that includes New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. When these holidays fall on a weekday, garbage pickup may be postponed by a day.
Some garbage companies provide their services even on certain holidays. For example, Solid Waste Authority in West South Beach, Florida, postpones its service for one day only if a scheduled pickup day falls on Thanksgiving or Christmas.