If you typically leave your trash out on Monday, you might want to leave it inside another day.
While New Year’s Day is on Sunday, the holiday is also observed on Monday. As such, recycling, trash, and yard collection next week will “slide” back one day.
Mondays collection will be on Tuesday, Tuesday’s collection on Wednesday, and so on.
The household Hazardous Waste Electronic Collection Drop-off Center (3224 Colvin Street) will be open on Saturday, Dec. 31, but will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2.
Given that it’s the week after Christmas, some locals are still probably figuring out what to do with their trees.
Natural Christmas trees can be set out for collection between Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Tuesday, Jan. 31.
According to the city website, to prepare trees for collection:
- Remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights and stands.
- Do not place in plastic bags.
- Place the tree at your regular yard waste collection point by 6:00 a.m. on your trash collection day.
Artificial trees can be set out next to trash containers on collection day.
Next week’s trash, recycling, and yard collection will not be collected on Monday, January 2 due to observed New Year’s Day and “slides” one day later. Visit for more information and to view this year’s holiday collection schedule. pic.twitter.com/g8P3cEn4tB
— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) December 29, 2022