Due to next week's holiday, waste collection for some customers will change next week.  Since New Year's Day is a holiday, customers who have Tuesday through Friday waste collection service will receive their garbage and recycling collection on the day following their regularly scheduled collection day.  Regular Monday customers will have regular service on New Year's Eve.

Both Allied Waste and the Recycling Foundation will take the day off, so garbage collection will be moved to the following day for Tuesday through Friday customers.  If your garbage and recycling is normally collected on Friday, then your collection day will move to Saturday, January fifth.

Allied Waste reports they will be collecting any extra garbage from the holidays on the customer's first service day following New Year's Day.  They say once your cart is full, you can bag garbage and put it on the ground three feet from your cart.  It will be picked up along with any large empty boxes that gifts came in.  They ask that you not put any garbage in those boxes.

If you are ready to get rid of your natural Christmas tree you can place it curbside at anytime, and those trees will be collected on your regular day of garbage collection.  Your natural tree must be free of everything including lights, tinsel and ornaments.

If you live in a place that does not have curbside waste collection, like an apartment, you can drop off your cleaned, natural Christmas tree free of charge at the compost facility at 400 Dugas Road through the month of January.  All retail stores that have leftover trees can drop them off at the compost facility, but there is a charge of six dollars per cubic yard.

The compost facility will close at 3:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, and the facility will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd at 7 a.m.