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. 

2020 Holiday Schedule

HolidayDatesHoliday Schedule Change
Martin Luther King Jr. DayJanuary 20Blue week - Normal schedule
EasterApril 10 (Good Friday)Red week - Normal schedule
Memorial DayMay 25Blue week - All collections postponed one day
Independence DayJuly 4 (Observed Friday, July 3)Red week - Normal schedule
Labor DaySeptember 7Red week - All collections postponed one day
Veterans DayNovember 11Blue week - Normal schedule
ThanksgivingNovember 26 to 27Blue week - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday normal schedule; Thursday collection on Friday, Friday collection on Saturday
ChristmasDecember 25Blue week - Monday through Thursday normal schedule; Friday postponed one day
New Year's Day 2020January 1, 2020Red week - Monday through Thursday normal schedule; Friday postponed one day

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.

Recyclable ItemsUnacceptable 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 are a real treat that don't require much packaging.
  • Make a charitable donation in someone’s name.
  • Not sure what to get someone? How about a gift certificate? That way, you know the gift will be kept or used.
  • Purchase and use energy-saving lights.
  • Recycle paper greeting cards.
  • Send electronic greeting cards to reduce paper waste.
  • Send recycled-content greeting cards to reduce the amount of virgin paper used during the holidays.
  • 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.