Most municipalities or counties that remove trash have a delay in trash removal during the week of Christmas, but only on the actual Christmas day. Townships that allow residents to select their trash removal company also experience a delay in trash pickup on the holiday.
Large cities, such as Boston and Philadelphia, delay pickup for any observed holiday. Because municipalities like these remove trash in such large areas, some areas of the municipality do not experience a delay, if the scheduled trash pickup doesn't fall on the actual day of the holiday. To find out about trash collection rescheduling during the Christmas holiday, it's best to contact the municipality in which the trash is being removed.