Waste Connections Adds More Holidays to their Holiday Schedule

Waste Connections, the City of Oak Ridge’s waste contractor, will be expanding their holiday schedule for residential solid waste collection and curbside recycling pick-up to include more holidays as provided for in their contract with the City.

The holiday schedule will now include News Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day in addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Waste Connection’s new holiday schedule will start on Monday, July 4, 2011 (Independence Day).

Saturdays will be used as a make-up collection day for weeks that have a holiday. As this year’s Independence Day falls on a Monday, collection services would not take place until the following day, with Tuesday routes collected on Wednesday and so on with Friday routes being collected on Saturday.

“This eliminates the confusion for residents as to when to set their refuse and recyclables out when a holiday is involved. It will also allow Waste Connections employees to enjoy holidays with their families,” explained Gary Cinder, Public Works Director.

If residents have any additional questions about the new holiday schedule, please contact the Public Works Department at (865) 425-1875.

News media contact: Diana Stanley (865) 425-3546 or dstanley@oakridgetn.gov.