Holiday Trash Pickup

Holidays that fall on a weekend will not affect your normal trash pickup day. Six 2018 holidays will delay curbside pickup one day. Affordable Waste Systems LLC of East Haven, the city’s private contractor for rubbish and recyclables, will not pick up rubbish, recyclables or metals on the following days:
  • New Year’s | Monday, Jan. 1
  • Memorial Day | Monday, May 28
  • Independence Day | Wednesday, July 4
  • Labor Day | Monday, Sept. 3
  • Thanksgiving | Thursday, Nov. 22
  • Christmas | Tuesday, Dec. 25
If a holiday falls on a weekday, pickup for that week will move ahead one day. But when a holiday like Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday, only Thursday and Friday’s collections will move up a day. Thanksgiving is also the only holiday that excludes metal pickup in those affected districts. Separate metals and recyclables from regular trash.

Contact Information


For details, call the Department of Public Works at 203-937-3585.