Easter Monday (April 18, 2022) is almost upon us and residents across the United States are wondering if there will be trash pickup on the second day of Bright Week.
During the Easter holiday weekend, many grocery stores, post offices, restaurants and other retail outlets had different working hours, while some remained shut.
We take a look at trash pickup schedules for various counties as the second day of Eastertide dawns on us.
Is there trash pickup on Easter Monday 2022?
The trash pickup schedules on various holidays and days like Easter Monday differ for every county or city within every state.
The city of Philadelphia’s website announced: “After a City-observed holiday, trash and recycling collection are delayed by one day for the rest of the week.”
However, while Good Friday is a city-observed holiday, meaning that Friday’s trash was picked up on Saturday, Easter Monday is not a city-wide day off, hence there will be no changes in the pickup schedule.
The city of West Haven in Connecticut has also revealed on its website that only four 2022 holidays will delay the curbside pickup by one day. These are Memorial Day (Monday, May 30), Independence Day (Monday, July 4), Labor Day (Monday, September 5) and Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24).
Hence, in the city of West Haven, there are no changes in trash pickup on Easter Monday.
For Maryland’s Montgomery County, April 18 is once again not a county holiday, unlike New Year’s Day – January 1 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – the third Monday in January. Hence, trash pickup will take place as usual.
Likewise, in Shreveport LA, the trash pickup should work as usual on Easter Monday as their collection holiday for the long weekend was on Good Friday.
Which holidays affect trash pick up?
Most cities and counties across the United States have different trash pick schedules on the following holidays.
- New Year’s Day – Saturday, January 1, 2022
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 17, 2022
- Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 21, 2022
- Good Friday – Friday, April 15, 2022
- Memorial Day – Monday, May 30, 2022
- Juneteenth (Observed) – Monday, June 20, 2022
- Independence Day – Monday, July 4, 2022
- Labor Day – Monday, September 5, 2022
- Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Monday, October 10, 2022
- Veterans Day – Friday, November 11, 2022
- Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 24, 2022
- Christmas Day (Observed) – Monday, December 26, 2022
The holidays might vary for different places. You can also visit your county/city’s local website to learn all about the schedule.
Easter Monday is not a federal holiday
To many people’s disappointment, Easter Monday is not a federal holiday.
A list of federal holidays released by the US govt. mentions:
New Year’s Day (January 1), Martin Luther King Jr Day (third Monday of January), President’s Day (third Monday of February), memorial day (last Monday of May), juneteenth (June 19), independence day (July 4), Labor Day (first Monday of September)Indigenous Peoples’ Day or Columbus Day (second Monday of October), Veteran’s Day (November 11), Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday of November)and Christmas Day (December 25).
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George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism