Public Works Holiday Schedule

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. You can also go to the website's calendar format of Public Works' holiday trash schedules and events.

City Holidays & Changes in Refuse / Recycling Collections

HolidayDate
New Year's DayJanuary 1st
Martin Luther King Jr. DayThird Monday of January
President's DayThird Monday of February
Memorial DayLast Monday in May
JuneteenthJune 19th
Independence DayJuly 4th
Labor DayFirst Monday of September
Indigenous People's DaySecond Monday of October
Veterans DayNovember 11
Thanksgiving Day and FridayLast Thursday and Friday of November
Christmas DayDecember 25


Holidays falling on a Saturday are observed on Friday.  Holidays falling on a Sunday are observed on Monday. 

Altered Refuse & 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 Friday.

If a holiday falls on a Friday:

  • Thursday's and Friday's refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesdays.

Thanksgiving holiday schedule:

  • Thursday and Friday collections move to Wednesday.

Any changes to the refuse and recycling collections will be published on the City's website and the City's social media pages and included in the after-hours voicemail message and email bounce-back message. When in doubt, call 301-725-0088 or email the Department of Public Works!

Seasonal Public Works Events & 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.

Summer (June, July & August)

Street Sweeping, Public Safety Maintenance & 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.

Special Refuse / Yard Debris Collections

In addition to the regular refuse and recycling collection provided to residents on a weekly basis, the Department of Public Works also offers "special refuse collection" and yard debris collections throughout the year. Please refer to the DPW Calendar for the schedule of dates. Detailed information about the collections can be found in the Resident Information Calendar and on the Trash Collection and Bulk Pickup page.

A collection of large, bulky items will be made as shown on the calendar. There is a base fee of $10 charged for each residential special pickup. An additional fee of $5 / $10 / $15 / $20 / $25 per item is charged for certain items. See our Bulky Item page for more information. Requests for pickups must be made by the Monday before the desired pickup. For your convenience, you may leave a message on our after-hours voicemail or email Public Works.

Yard debris collection is Free! But you must make a request to be on the pickup. The date for yard debris pickups is shown on the calendar. Additional collection days are offered in April. Requests for pickups must be made by the Monday before the desired pickup. For your convenience, you may leave a message on our after-hours voicemail or email Public Works.

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 email Public Works.