Holiday Trash Pickup

Trash Poster PSA (Small)
Holidays that fall on a weekend will not affect your normal trash pickup day. Five 2020 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 | Wednesday, Jan. 1
  • Memorial Day | Monday, May 25
  • Labor Day | Monday, Sept. 7
  • Thanksgiving | Thursday, Nov. 26
  • Christmas | Friday, 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.

Christmas Trees


When putting out Christmas trees for curbside pickup, do not place them in plastic bags or stands. Lights must also be removed from Christmas trees. Plastic bags and other items can become tangled in the machine that grinds the trees into compost. Christmas trees will be picked up in January and February only. Residents needing a pickup after Feb. 29 will be charged a $25 fee. Christmas trees can also be brought to the compost site, 1 Kimberly Ave.

Contact Information


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