Holiday Collection Services

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2020 Holiday Collection Schedule

When holidays fall on a weekday, collection will be one day late for that day and the remainder of the week. For example if the holiday falls on a Thursday your service will be on Friday and Friday service will be on Saturday. If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be no delay.

The following upcoming holidays will be impacted:

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (New Year's Day)

Delay one day for accounts serviced Monday through Friday

Monday, May 25, 2020 (Memorial Day)
Delay one day for accounts serviced Monday through Friday

Friday, July 3, 2020 (Independence Day: observed)
Delay one day for accounts serviced on Friday

Monday, September 7, 2020 (Labor Day)
Delay one day for accounts serviced Monday through Friday

Thursday, November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving Day)
Delay one day for accounts serviced Thursday and Friday

Friday, December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day)
Delay one day for accounts on Friday

Please contact Waste Management at (805) 522-9400 or EJ Harrison at (800) 418-7274, if you have any questions.

Recycle Your Tree Curbside After the Holidays

Please recycle your tree by cutting it in four foot sections and placing it in your yard trimmings cart on your scheduled pick-up day. Be sure to remove all decorations, including ornaments, tinsel, lights, and tree stand. Trees collected in the curbside program will be mulched for reuse throughout the City. Flocked trees are also accepted.

For more information, contact your waste hauler: 

Waste Management:  (805) 522-9400
EJ Harrison:  (805) 647-1414

Extra Trash Collection

As a special holiday service, Thousand Oaks residents may place twice the amount of trash and recyclables at the curb during the two weeks following Christmas at no extra charge. Please bag or bundle everything -- no loose trash please! If you have one 64-gallon trash cart, you may place the equivalent of a second cart at the curb for removal by the disposal company. Please flatten all cardboard boxes which may be placed next to your recycling cart.

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.

These web sites provide additional information on how to reduce the amount of trash generated during the holiday season: