Public Works Holiday Schedule

City Holidays and Changes in Refuse/Recycling Collections 

The City observes the following holidays and offices will be closed. The Department does not provide refuse/recycling collection services on these City Holidays. Please check the following schedule for changes in your refuse/recycling collection. 

HolidayDate (2023)
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, January 16
President's DayMonday, February 20
Memorial DayMonday, May 29
JuneteenthMonday, June 19
Independence DayTuesday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 4
Indigenous People's DayMonday, October 9
Veterans DayFriday, November 10 (Observed)
Thanksgiving Day and FridayThursday and Friday, November 23 and 24
Christmas DayMonday, December 25
New Years 2024Monday, January 1


Altered Refuse and Recycling Schedules:

IF A HOLIDAY FALLS ON A MONDAY: Monday’s residential and commercial refuse and recycling will be collected on Tuesday. Tuesday’s residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday.

IF A HOLIDAY FALLS ON A TUESDAY: Tuesday’s residential and commercial refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday.

IF A HOLIDAY FALLS ON A WEDNESDAY: Wednesday's refuse and recycling will be collected on Thursday.

IF A HOLIDAY FALLS ON A THURSDAY: Thursday’s refuse and recycling will be collected on the Wednesday before.

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Thursday and Friday refuse and recycling will be on the Wednesday before.

IF A HOLIDAY FALLS ON A FRIDAY:  Friday’s refuse and recycling will be collected on the Wednesday before.

Any changes to the refuse and recycling collections will be published on the City's website, www.cityoflaurel.org, and the City's Facebook page.  When in doubt, call (301-725-0088) or email (DPW@Laurel.md.us) the Department of Public Works!

Seasonal Public Works Events and Services

 Winter: December . . . January . . . February

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION: During January, trees will be collected on WEDNESDAY of each week. Please place your tree wherever you normally place your trash. Residents do NOT need to call in for a collection, but it is recommended.

Spring: March . . . April . . . May

SPRING CLEAN UP MONTH/COMMUNITY RECYCLING: Residential and Yard Debris pickups will be offered every week (except for holiday weeks). Additional yard debris collections will be offered throughout the month of May. The Department of Public Works will participate in neighborhood and community projects as well as the Main Street Festival. The City will also hold a City-wide recycling event. Call Public Works for more details at 301-725-0088.

Summer: June . . . July . . . August

STREET SWEEPING, PUBLIC SAFETY MAINTENANCE AND MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM: The Department begins its annual City-wide street sweeping activities. The street sweeper will be in your neighborhood on your refuse collection days. The Department’s Street Crews will begin street repairs and crosswalks enhancements. The annual Mosquito Control Program will begin.

Fall: September . . . October . . . November

LEAF COLLECTION: Beginning sometime in October, the City provides weekly leaf vacuum services. The leaf vacuum will continue through the beginning of December. Please refer to the Leaf Collection Schedule and Map for information on how to prepare for leaf vacuum and to determine the collection day for your street.

Questions or Comments

If you need any additional information or have any questions or comments, please call us at 301-725-0088 or you may e-mail us at dpw@laurel.md.us.