Holiday Pick Up Schedule

2015 Holiday Schedule: Solid Waste Collection 
Holiday
Date 
Collection
New Year's Day Thursday, January 1  Thursday routes picked up on Friday. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 19  Regular service 
President's Day Monday, February 16  No pickup on Monday. The week of February 16, all routes picked up one day later than usual. 
Memorial Day Monday, May 25  No pickup on Monday. The week of May 25, all routes picked up one day later than usual. 
Independence Day (observed) Friday, July 3  Garbage/recycling routes not impacted. 
Labor Day Monday, September 7  No pickup on Monday. The week of September 7, all routes picked up one day later than usual. 
Veteran's Day Wednesday, November 11  No pickup on Wednesday. Wednesday and Thursday routes picked up one day later than usual. 
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26  Thursday routes collected Monday, November 30 and Friday, December 4. The week after Thanksgiving, all routes picked up one day later than usual. 
Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24  Regular service 
Christmas Day Friday, December 25 Garbage/recycling routes not impacted.
New Year's Eve Thursday, December 31  Regular service 

Holiday Solid Waste Pick Up Guide
Before a Holiday
If your regular collection day falls before the holiday in a calendar week, your trash will be collected on your regular day.

On or After the Holiday
If your regular collection day falls on or after the holiday in a calendar week, your trash will be collected one day later than usual.

Sunday
When a holiday falls on a Sunday, all trash collection for the following week will be collected one day later than usual.

Thanksgiving
For the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday’s routes will be collected both Monday and Friday the week after Thanksgiving; all other routes the week after Thanksgiving will be collected one day later than usual.

Additional Information
Holiday pick-up schedule information is distributed as a press release to or available at the following:
  • Radio Stations
    • KCJJ
    • KRNA
    • KXIC
  • Newspapers
    • Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Gazette
    • Community News Advertiser
    • Daily Iowan
    • Iowa City Press-Citizen
  • TV Stations
    • KCRG
    • KGAN