Released on January 6, 2021 - 3:11pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., son of a Baptist Minister, became a Social Activist who fought hard for the equal rights of African Americans, organizing the first major protest in 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and continued the peaceful fight until he was shot in Memphis in 1968.

To honor Dr. King, Mayor Craig A. Moe announces that City and Passport Offices will be closed on January 18, 2021, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

That means refuse and recycling will be adjusted for the week of January 17th as follows:

  • Monday’s trash and recycling collections will be on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (residential and commercial).
  • Tuesday’s residential trash and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and no change to Tuesday’s commercial collections.
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday trash, recycling and composting pickups are unchanged.
  • Wednesday’s Christmas Tree collections are unchanged.
  • There will be no yard debris or special pickups that week.

The next Residential Special Pickup and Yard Debris collection is set for Wednesday, January 27, 2021. You can schedule a pickup by calling Public Works at 301-725-0088, e-mailing [email protected] or using the MyLaurel MD App. This will also be the last day for Christmas Tree Collections, so if you haven’t put your live trees to the curb yet, make sure they are out by January 27th.

For more information about refuse and recycling, visit the City’s website at Wishing you a safe holiday!


“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”

 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr “I Have a Dream…”

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