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Refuse/Recycling Collection Schedule

Effective Immediately: All trash must be bagged for the safety of our employees and our community. This does not apply to recycling. Recycling materials can remain loose in recycling containers. All trash should be placed in bags that are secured (tied) and then placed in trash containers. Please do not place loose garbage directly in trash containers. This is for the protection of our workers, we do not want them coming in contact with loose waste products, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.
*During the outbreak, it would also be appreciated by our employees if waste receptacles were sanitized with a disinfectant after placing at the curb.*

Refuse/Recycling Map

Refuse and recycling is normally collected in Route A on Mondays, Route B on Tuesdays, Route C and Wednesday and Route D on Thursdays.  Collections may be delayed one day for a holiday or winter storm.


Special Collections of non-combustible items are not picked-up on Fridays of holiday weeks. co In addition, material may NOT be dropped off at the Public Works Facility or Waverly Road Compost Facility when the facilities are closed.

2021 Holiday Collection Schedule


Refuse/Recycling Collection






New Year's Day 2020





Martin Luther King Day
January 18

Jan 19

Jan 20

Jan 21

Jan 22

Presidents Day
February 15

Feb 16

Feb 17

Feb 18

Feb 19

Good Friday
April 2

Normal   No Special Collection on Friday, April 2nd

Primary Election Day


Memorial Day
May 31

June 1

June 2

June 3

June 4

Flag Day
June 14

June 15

June 16

June 17

June 18

Independence Day 
July 4

July 6

July 7

July 8

July 9

Labor Day
September 6
 Sept 7

Sept 8
Sept 9
Sept 10
Columbus Day 
October 11
Election Day
November 3
Veterans Day
November 11th
Normal Normal Normal
Nov 12
November 25
  Normal  Normal Normal  Nov 26
Christmas 2020  Normal Normal Normal Normal


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