Holiday Collection Services

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2023 Holiday Collection Schedule

If the holiday falls on Monday through Friday, collection services for the remainder of the week will be delayed by one day. If the holiday falls on Friday, service will be delayed until Saturday. If the holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, there will be no delay in service.

The following upcoming holidays will be impacted:

Thursday, November 23, 2023 (Thanksgiving Day)
Delay one day for accounts serviced Thursday and Friday

Monday, December 25, 2023 (Christmas Day)
Delay one day for accounts serviced Monday through Friday

Monday, January 1, 2024 (New Year's Day)
Delay one day for accounts serviced Monday through Friday

Please contact Athens Services at (805) 852-5264, if you have any questions.

Recycle Your Tree Curbside After the Holidays

Trees will be collected over a three-week period on regular collection days from December 26, 2023 through January 12, 2024. If your tree is more than six feet in length, please cut it in half and place it in your organics (green) cart on your scheduled pick-up day. Alternatively, you can place your tree curbside for collection. Be sure to remove all decorations, including ornaments, tinsel, lights, and tree stand.

For more information, contact Athens Services at (805) 852-5264. 

No Waste Gift Giving Ideas

Here are a few ideas and suggestions on how to have a more environmentally friendly holiday season.

  • Wrap gifts in creative wrapping paper substitutes such as decorated brown paper grocery bags, children's art work, old maps, newspapers, Sunday comics, or fancy holiday gift bags that can be reused
  • If you use traditional wrapping, look for recycled-content wrapping paper.
  • When giving oversized gifts like bicycles or furniture, instead of using wrapping, simply tie a bow around them.
  • Think of gifts that don't require wrapping, like tickets to concerts, sporting events, museums, gift certificates, house plants, or even gifts of your own time.
  • If you send holiday cards, buy recycled content cards and envelopes.