Holiday Collection Schedule

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Refuse and Recycling Collection Overview

  • When a City-observed holiday falls on a recycling or refuse collection day, that collection is moved to the WEDNESDAY of that same week.
  • Wednesday’s city-wide yard waste collection is canceled during weeks in which a holiday is observed.
  • Please place materials on the curb by 7:30 am on the day of collection, but not before 5:00 pm on the evening before collection.

2021 Holiday Collection Schedule Changes

Printable 2021 Refuse and Recycling Holiday Collection Schedule (PDF)

Vea el calendario de vacaciones para la recolección y reciclaje de residuos (PDF)

2021 Yard Waste Season: March 10, 2021-January 12, 2022

Holiday Date Trash or Recycling Collection Yard Waste Collection
New Year's Day 2021 F, January 1 Trash moved to W, December 30, 2020 Canceled
Christmas Tree Collection 2021 W, January 6 & 13   Live undecorated trees collected.
Last days for yard waste collection.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day M, January 18 Recycling moved to W, January 20  
Presidents' Day M, February 15 Recycling moved to W, February 17  
Apple Blossom Festival Friday F, April 30 Trash collection to begin early (5 am)  
Memorial Day M, May 31 Recycling moved W, June 2 Canceled
Independence Day M, July 5 (observed) Recycling moved to W, July 7 Canceled
Labor Day M, September 6 Recycling moved to W, September 8 Canceled
Indigenous Peoples Day M, October 11 Recycling moved to W, October 13 Canceled
Veterans Day TH, November 11 Trash moved to W, November 10 Canceled
Thanksgiving Day TH, November 25 Trash moved to W, November 24 Canceled
Friday after Thanksgiving F, November 26 On schedule  
Christmas Eve F, December 24 On schedule  
Christmas F, December 25 Trash moved to W, December 22 Canceled
New Year's Eve 2022 F, December 31, 2021 Trash moved to W, December 29 Canceled
Christmas Tree Collection 2022 W, January 5 & 12, 2021   Live undecorated trees collected.
Last days for yard waste collection.

Refuse & Recycling Contacts:
Michael Neese
​Refuse & Recycling Manager
(540) 667-1815, ext. 1452
Fax (540) 662-5227

Chris Staley
Refuse & Recycling Crew Supervisor
(540) 667-1815, ext. 1469
Fax (540) 662-5227