Holiday Recycling

The curbside recycling collection schedule will be adjusted on holiday weeks. Call CityLink 311 for more information or visit the Rollout Recycling Collection page for the entire recycling schedule. 

2021 Holiday Schedule

HolidayDatesHoliday Schedule Change
Martin Luther King Jr. DayJanuary 17Blue week - Normal schedule
EasterApril 15 (Good Friday)Blue week - Normal schedule
Memorial DayMay 30Red week - All collections postponed one day
JuneteenthJune 19 (Observed Friday, June 20)Blue week - Normal schedule
Independence DayJuly 4 Blue week - All collections postponed one day
Labor DaySeptember 5Red week - All collections postponed one day
Veterans DayNovember 11Blue week - Normal schedule
ThanksgivingNovember 24 to 25Blue week - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday normal schedule; Thursday collection on Friday, Friday collection on Saturday
ChristmasDecember 25 (Observed Monday, December 26)Red week - Normal schedule
New Year's Day 2022January 1, 2023 (Observed Monday, January 2)Blue week - Normal schedule


Recycling Your Holiday Waste

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, an extra million tons of waste are generated nationwide each week. 25% more trash is thrown away during this holiday season than any other time of the year.

See a complete list of recyclable materials on the What Can I Recycle page.

CURBSIDE Recyclable ItemsUnacceptable curbside PROGRAM items
Christmas CardsNo colored gift boxes
Corrugated cardboard (flatten if necessary to fit in bin)No Styrofoam, packing peanuts, or other packing materials
Plain gift boxes (no foiled, colored, or printed boxes)No wrapping or tissue paper, bows, or ribbons

Shopping Green

Review some simple tips for “greening” the holiday season by reducing holiday waste:

  • Always look for items made with recycled content.
  • As you make room for new holiday treasures, consider donating unwanted toys, electronics, and clothing to charity instead of throwing them away.
  • Consider non-material gifts. Tickets to a sporting event, movie, concert, or a play don't require much, if any, packaging.
  • Make a charitable donation in someone’s name.
  • A gift card or gift certificate so you know the gift will be kept or used.
  • Recycle paper greeting cards.
  • Send electronic greeting cards to reduce paper waste.
  • Think durable; Consider how long an item will last before you buy it.
  • Thousands of paper and plastic bags end up in landfills every year. When you go shopping, bring your own reusable bags and reduce the number of bags thrown out. Tell store clerks that you don’t need a bag for small or over-sized purchases.
  • Wrap gifts in recycled or reused wrapping paper or comic papers. Remember to save used wrapping paper and bows if you don't want to throw them out.