Holiday Collection Schedule

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Same-day service has simplified holiday trash and recycling collection.  Residents only have to remember changes on three holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  During the rest of the holidays, Public Works staff will be working to collect your trash and recycling as regularly scheduled.  If you have questions regarding holiday collection, email us or contact our Solid Waste Contact Center at 602-262-7251.

City holiday solid waste collection schedule for 2015-16:

  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, Thursday's collection moves to Friday, Nov. 25, and Friday's collection moves to Saturday, Nov. 26.
  • Christmas Day is Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. Collection will not be affected.
  • New Year's Day is Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Collection will not be affected.

As a reminder, Public Works staff will be working to collect trash and recycling as regularly scheduled for the following holidays (no change in collection day): 

  • Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
  • Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016
  • Cesar Chavez Day, Thursday, March 31, 2016
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016
  • Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016
  • Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016
  • Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016​​

 Top 10 in the Bin

​Do you know the top 10 materials that should always go in your blue recycling bin? Download the flyer in English and Spanish. Learn more about Phoenix's residential recycling program


 Watch the video

Watch this one-minute video that lists the top 10 materials that go in your blue recycling container. Please share it with your friends, family, neighbors, and even students and other educational groups. It's also available in Spanish.​