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With the introduction of curbside cart service in fall 2020, trash routes and service days will change. These changes will be finalized and shared with residents in late summer. 

Currently, sanitation employees begin their routes at 7:00 a.m. and continue until all routes are completed. Sometimes the work load will increase the days following a holiday and routes may not be completed until 9:00 p.m., but that is not the norm. If a route cannot be completed on schedule, trash will be picked up first thing the following morning.

The city is basically divided into north and south districts.

  • Those living north of Washington (91st Street) have curbside pickups on Mondays and Thursdays. 
  • Those south of Washington have pickups on Tuesdays and Fridays. 
  • The exception is a one-mile section bordered by Houston and Washington and Olive and Aspen, which is included in the Tuesday-Friday collection schedule.

Holiday Schedule

If a holiday falls on a Monday, Monday pickups will be Tuesday, and Tuesday pickups will be Wednesday. If a holiday falls on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, your trash will be picked up on your next regular pickup day. Specific dates are included below. 

2020 Holiday Calendar

Holiday

Date

Details 

New Year's Day     Jan. 1       No effect on service.                        
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Jan. 20  No refuse on Monday. Monday service moves to Tuesday; Tuesday service moves to Wednesday.
 Presidents Day  Feb. 17  No refuse on Monday. Monday service moves to Tuesday; Tuesday service moves to Wednesday.
 Good Friday  Apr. 10  No refuse service Friday. Service resumes on next regularly scheduled day.
 Memorial Day May 25 No refuse on Monday. Monday service moves to Tuesday; Tuesday service moves to Wednesday.
Independence Day (Observed) July 3 No refuse service Friday. Service resumes on next regularly scheduled day.
Labor Day Sept. 7 No refuse service Monday. Monday service moves to Tuesday; Tuesday service moves to Wednesday.
Veterans Day Nov. 11 No effect on service.
Thanksgiving Nov. 26-27 No refuse service Thursday and Friday. Service resumes on next regularly scheduled day.
Christmas Eve Dec. 24 No refuse service Thursday and Friday. Service resumes on next regularly scheduled day.
Christmas Day Dec. 25 No refuse service Thursday and Friday. Service resumes on next regularly scheduled day.
New Year's Day Jan. 1, 2021 No refuse service Friday. Service resumes on the next regularly scheduled day.