Monday, May 11, 2009

Holiday Trash Collection Gets Easier

From the HoCo exec's office:

Effective Memorial Day 2009, Howard County will implement a new “slide” schedule for trash, recycling and yard waste collection on the six major holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The “slide” schedule means that when one of the above major holidays falls on a weekday (Monday-Friday), ALL trash, recycling and yardwaste collection scheduled on or after the holiday that week will “slide” one day.

“In the past, people could put trash out on the day following a holiday but had to hold on to recycling and yardwaste until the following week. We hope this new schedule will be easy to remember and more convenient for our residents,” said County Executive Ken Ulman

For example, under this new system, if your regular collection day falls on Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day), trash, recycling and yard waste will be collected on Tuesday, May 26. Those scheduled for Tuesday will “slide” to Wednesday and so on through the week through Saturday.

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