Thanksgiving is truly the most important American holiday. It is the time when most families reunite, exchange gifts, and eat together.

But with Thanksgiving, comes trash. Well, it is obvious while preparing food, there will be organic waste. So, homeowners have to worry about trash pickup schedules. 

Here’s what you need to know about garbage pickup during Thanksgiving week.

Trash will not be collected on Thanksgiving. Curbside residential service will be delayed and pushed to the next day. Thursday trash pickup will be collected on Friday and Friday collection will be pushed to Saturday.

Well, this explains pretty much. But does one schedule fit all? Let’s find out together!

Will There Be Garbage Pickup On Thanksgiving Day?

Thanksgiving is a statutory holiday and all services are delayed on this day.


So, there will be no garbage pickup, recycling collection, bulky pickup, and street sweeping.

As per the NYC trash pickup schedule, the curbside collection will be delayed. We all reached out to the Philadelphia waste management department, and as per the representative garbage collection will be delayed on Thursday (November 28).

Garbage Pickup Thanksgiving Week

One thing is sure that your trash schedule will be affected. Now, you may wonder how garbage will be collected on Thanksgiving week.

There are two possible solutions for that. These vary from State to State:

  • The collection day will be pushed to the next working day.
  • Your weekly trash will be collected on Saturday.

Most of the cities and counties opt for the first solution. As with this method, the collection day is delayed by one day only. But some counties prefer to pickup missed garbage on Saturday. 

For example, Last year in Duval County, Thanksgiving garbage was collected on Saturday. The schedule was followed by the Jacksonville trash pickup department. 

Thanksgiving Garbage Pickup 2024


This year Thanksgiving will be observed on Thursday (November, 28). So, Thursday and Friday trash pickup will be delayed and affected.

  • No pickup on Thursday.
  • Thursday collection will be pushed to Friday.
  • Friday garbage pickup will be collected on Saturday.

Keep in mind that this schedule is the same for curbside collection, recycling, bulky pickup, and private haulers.

Waste Management Thanksgiving Pickup Schedule

Waste Management will not pickup any trash on Thanksgiving. As per the WM holiday schedule, it will observe a holiday on Thursday, November 28, 2024, across the US.

Republic Services Thanksgiving Schedule

RepublicServices will not collect residential and commercial trash on Thanksgiving. All delayed collections will be pushed to the next day. So, residents must place carts on the curb the next day.

Waste Pro Thanksgiving Schedule

As per the waste pro holiday schedule, no trash will be picked up on Thanksgiving. The delayed garbage will be collected the next day.

Thanksgiving Trash Pickup FAQs

Is Garbage Picked Up On Thanksgiving?

No garbage, recyclables, or large items will be collected on Thanksgiving Day.

When Is Trash Pickup After Thanksgiving?

Trash pickup will be only delayed one day. Suppose your collection day was Thursday. Due to Thanksgiving, Thursday garbage will be collected on Friday and Friday pickup will be pushed to Saturday.

Do Garbage Trucks Run On Thanksgiving? 

No, garbage trucks don’t run or collect trash on Thanksgiving.

Wrapping It Up!

This is it!
On Thanksgiving, your trash will not be collected. Don’t worry, you’ll not miss your collection day as it is a statutory holiday. 

So, if you’re still confused about the Thanksgiving trash pickup, be assured that residential garbage will be collected on the right next day.

Usually, a notification is sent to all residents either on the app or through the city’s website. For any assistance, call 311.


Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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