Holiday Collection Schedule

In the case of a holiday, the City of East Lansing attempts to collect refuse and recycling as close to regular collection day as possible. In most cases, DPW crews double up on the day following a holiday. In the case when a holiday occurs on a Friday, collection occurs on the following Monday.

No-Fee Holiday Refuse Collection: (December 23, 2014-January 2, 2015)
In order to assist residents with extra refuse generated over the holidays, residents can dispose of extra refuse without the use of a yellow City trash bag. Refuse is collected on residents’ normal collection day only, except where changes are necessary due to the holidays - see calendar. Yard waste and bulk items are not included. All bags must weigh no more than 40 pounds. Residents are encouraged to help keep disposal costs down by using the City’s drop-off sites for cardboard and boxboard.

Christmas Tree Recycling (Monday, December 29, 2014 & Monday, January 5, 2015)
The City of East Lansing collects live-cut trees, which will be chipped and used as mulch in East Lansing parks. Their are two options, including 1) residents can drop off their trees at a number of parks through January 9, 2015 or 2) place on the curb on Monday, December 29, 2014 and Monday, January 5, 2015). Learn more.

Holiday Schedule

Date
Holiday
Schedule Change
Jan. 1, 2014 New Year's Day DPW closed. No refuse/recycling collection. Wednesday and Thursday's refuse/recycling collected Jan. 2.
Jan. 20, 2014 MLK Holiday No bulk item collection
Feb. 17, 2014 President's Day No bulk item collection
May 26, 2014 Memorial Day DPW closed. No bulk item or yard waste collection.
July 4, 2014 Independence Day DPW closed. No refuse or recycling collection. July 4th refuse/recycling collected Monday, July 7. No bulk item or yard waste collection on Monday, July 7.
Sept. 1, 2014 Labor Day DPW closed. No bulk item or yard waste collection.
Nov. 11, 2014 Veteran's Day DPW closed. No refuse or recycling collection. Tuesday and Wednesday refuse/recycling collected on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Nov. 27/28, 2014 Thanksgiving DPW closed. No refuse/recycling collection. Thursday and Friday refuse/recycling collected on Friday, Nov. 28.
Dec. 25, 2014 Christmas Day DPW closed. No refuse or recycling collection. Wednesday refuse/recycling collected Wednesday, Dec. 24. Thursday and Friday refuse/recycling collected on Friday, Dec. 26.
Jan. 1, 2015 New Year's Day DPW closed. No refuse/recycling. Thursday and Friday refuse/recycling collected Friday, Jan. 2.
Jan. 19, 2015 Martin Luther King Day   No bulk item collection.
Feb. 16, 2015 Presidents' Day NO bulk item collection.