Holiday Week Garbage Collection Schedules

During the week of a holiday, garbage and curbside recycling collection schedules for that holiday week will change. As a reminder of these changes, the city places holiday garbage schedules on our website, our Facebook and Twitter pages, on local radio stations and in local newspapers. We hope to alleviate some of this confusion by letting you know the scheduled holidays when garbage and curbside recycling collection schedules will change.

Holidays Observed by Opelika Environmental Services

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Christmas Day

    NOTE: If your collection day is on or after these holidays, your garbage or curbside recycling will be picked up one day later that week.

Thanksgiving: If your collection day is on Thanksgiving Day, you will be picked up one day earlier (on Wednesday).

Christmas Eve routes will run on schedule. Please have your carts out early because we will be running additional trucks that day and your cart may be picked up earlier than normal.

We hope this will help you plan your weekly schedules for the holiday schedules in Opelika. If you have any questions about any particular holiday, please feel free to call the Department at 334-705-5480.