Christmas is the season of giving — and that means trash. Luckily, some communities in Greater Fall River are being more flexible about how much they’ll pick up curbside this coming week. All that wrapping paper, cardboard and plastic have to go.
Here’s a wrap-up of what the curbside trash pickup rules are in your community this holiday season.
Is the pickup schedule changing? Nope. Since the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays fall on Saturdays, residents should expect to have their trash picked up the same day as usual.
What if I have a lot of trash? The Mayor’s Office and Department of Community Maintenance are making Dec. 27 to 31 a trash amnesty week — that means if you have too much trash to fit in the bin, you can leave the extra bags alongside it on the curb to be taken away. However, the amnesty doesn’t apply to bulky items like furniture or rugs.
What if I have even more trash than that? The city also encourages people to use the overflow dumpster at the DPW Complex, 10 Lewiston St., to get rid of extra trash. It’s free and available year-round; just provide proof of residence to use it.
What if I have a Christmas tree to throw out? Eager to get rid of it already? The city has not issued an official notice yet regarding which weeks they’ll be picking up Christmas trees, but typically the city picks them up sometime early in January — or you could bring it to the DPW Complex yourself.
Is the pickup schedule changing? Nope. Trash and recycling pickup will follow the regular schedule during the holiday weeks.
What if I have a lot of trash? Sorry, Swansea has announced that there’s no amnesty week this year.
Is the pickup schedule changing? Nope. Expect to have your trash picked up per the usual schedule.
What if I have a lot of trash? The town is having a trash amnesty week from Dec. 27 to 31 on designated pick-up days. As long as you have one town trash bag, you can include more trash in other types of bags.
What if I have a Christmas tree? Waste Management will pick up discarded Christmas trees on your designated pick-up day from Jan. 3 to 14.
What's happening with the transfer station for the holidays? The transfer station will be closed Christmas and New Year's Day.
What's happening with the transfer station for the holidays? The transfer station will close at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. It'll be closed all day on Christmas and New Year's Day.
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