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(Fri., Dec. 21, 2012) – The City’s Department of Environmental Services reminds residents that refuse collection workers will be observing the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays – Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.  The City will not be collecting trash, recyclables and green waste on those specified dates.


·         Communities that use the 3-cart collection system, with once-a-week refuse and once-a-week recycling pickup on these holidays, 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) for the next scheduled pickup date.


·         If residents are on twice-a-week manual refuse collection, please hold items for the next scheduled pickup.


·         Bulky collection will continue on the days following the holiday. 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.


      Furthermore, all City Convenience Centers, Transfer Stations, H-POWER and Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  However, all these facilities will reopen December 26 and January 2.


      Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are the only two holidays observed by ENV refuse workers.






Contact:  Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454