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Waste Collection Schedule During the Holidays

Waste Collection Schedule During the Holidays

Holiday Collection Schedule
GreenWaste of Palo Alto provides regular scheduled collection service throughout the year except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. If your regular collection day falls on or after one of these holidays, your collection day will be moved to the following day for the rest of the week. Regular collection schedules will resume the following week.

Please remember to place your carts at the curb before 6 AM.

Call GreenWaste customer service at (650) 493-4894 if you have collection questions. 

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Station Closures

The HHW Station will be closed on

  • November 30, 2019 for Thanksgiving
  • December 21, 2019 for Christmas
  • December 28, 2019 for New Year's Eve

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Holiday Street Sweeping Changes
For Thanksgiving, if your regular street sweeping day is on Thursday or Friday, your street will be swept on either the Wednesday before or the Monday following the holiday. No other routes will be affected. 

For Christmas Day and New Year's Day, if your regular street sweeping day is on Wednesday, your street will be swept either the Tuesday before or the Thursday after the holiday.

For more information about street sweeping, visit

Holiday Tree Collection
For the four weeks following Christmas day, holiday trees will be collected curbside.

Cut your trees in 4-foot lengths and remove tree stands, all ornamentation, tinsel and nails. Place them next to your green compost cart. Flocked trees are not accepted.

Apartment and condominium complex managers and/or owners, please call (650) 493-4894 for information regarding tree collection locations for your complex.

For further residential waste collection information, or for commercial holiday schedule, please contact GreenWaste of Palo Alto at (650) 493-4894.


Last Updated: December 1, 2019