City workers won’t be collecting trash on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day — the two holidays observed by refuse workers.

The missed collection days will not be made up and Oahu residents should hold their recylables and green waste until the next scheduled pick-up date.

From Honolulu’s Department of Environmental Services:

  • Communities using the 3-cart collection system, with once-a-week refuse and once-a-week recycling pickup, are asked to leave their gray carts curbside until serviced, usually within two business days.
  • Recycling days that fall on these holidays will NOT be made up.  Please hold mixed recyclables (blue cart) and green waste (green cart) until the next scheduled pickup date.
  • Residents on twice-a-week manual refuse collection, please hold items for the next scheduled pickup date.
  • Bulky collection will continue on the days following the holidays. Since bulky pickup is conducted over a 3-4 day period in each sector, the collection crews will make up the holiday on the other days.

 City convenience centers, transfer stations, H-POWER and the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill will also be closed on December 25 and January 1.

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