Presidents’ Day falls on February 20, 2017 this year and many places are closed. Some offices are shut down, along with schools; banks are closed and mail is on hold as well. So, what is the deal with garbage and recycling pickups?
Many garbage disposal companies will not be running. For example, NYC.gov reports that their holiday schedule includes Presidents’ Day and recommends that people put out their garbage after 4 p.m. on the evening of the holiday, for collection beginning the next day. For other communities, garbage removal may not occur until the next cycle day. For example, Memphis, Tennessee is pushing collection to Tuesday.
As for recycling schedules, this definitely depends on your county. However, many organizations are following the same guidelines. For example, Minneapolis MN reports that if your trash or recycling pickup falls on or just after a holiday when they are closed, pickup will be one day late. This means that collection will take place the following day. However, for Minneapolis, collection service occurs as usual and there is no change.
Other cities that are following a normal trash pick up schedule include Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Miami, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky … the list goes on and on. These places should have garbage collection, unless noted otherwise.
Presidents Day always falls on the third Monday of February each year and it is a federal holiday, which marks the birthday of our country’s first President, George Washington, who was born on February 22, 1732. Some also use the day to celebrate the birthday of our country’s 16th President Abraham Lincoln as well, since he was born on February 12, 1809.