Due to the Christmas and New Year’s holiday both falling on Sundays this year, there will be no delay in collection. Please follow your regular sanitation schedule.
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 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!
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.
Beginning Monday, January 2, 2017, and running through Friday, January 6, 2017, 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 a.m. 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.
City Hall and Parks Offices will be closed on Friday, December 23, Monday, December 26, 2016, and Monday, January 2, 2017, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.
Owensboro Transit System will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26, 2016, in observance of the Christmas holiday. The Owensboro Transit System is closed on Sundays.
The employees and families of the City of Owensboro wish everyone a merry holiday season!