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City of Owensboro’s Holiday Schedule – Stuff You Need to Know!

City of Owensboro’s Holiday Schedule

 

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Most businesses will be clsoed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. What does that mean for the City of Owensboro?

We have the answers from Abby Shelton at the city.

CITY HALL

City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25, 2013 and Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.

TRANSPORTATION

Owensboro Transit System will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25, 2013 and Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.

SANITATION

Sanitation service will be closed Wednesday, December 25, 2013 with a one-day delay starting with Wednesday collections on Thursday.  Due to the heavy volume of trash expected during the post-Christmas holiday, customers are urged to recycle at the Drop-Off Recycling Center located at 1401 West 7th Street adjacent to the old James Mason Park, with access to the general public provided from West 7th Street.  By recycling newspaper, aluminum cans, plastic soft drink, milk and water containers, cardboard, magazines and steel cans, customers can free up additional space in their mobile carts for extra holiday trash.  Recycling protects our environment, and it’s the right thing to do!

EXTRA COLLECTIONS

Additionally, for our customer’s first scheduled collection day after Christmas, the Sanitation Department will modify procedures and collect extra trash that is bagged and placed next to the mobile cart.  If trash is placed in cardboard boxes, customers should be mindful that rain may weaken boxes and makes collection impossible.  Please do not overfill mobile carts; unless the lid is closed, the automated collection system may drop trash in your yard or damage the cart.   Please note that extra trash collection is for holiday trash only and does not include “clean-outs” of furniture, tires appliances and the like.

CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP

Beginning Thursday, January 2, 2014 and running through Tuesday, January 7, 2014 the Sanitation Department will collect natural Christmas trees on your scheduled trash collection day.  Please remove all lights, ornaments and trimmings and place curbside by 6:00 AM on your collection day.  Do not place trees in plastic bags.

To ensure efficient collection, trash must be curbside by 6:00 a.m. on collection day and cart lids must open toward the street.  Mobile carts must be placed no closer than four feet from cars, mailboxes or other obstructions; carts must be placed four feet apart if more than one cart is used.

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