Holiday Collections

If your assigned collection day falls on or after a Community Waste Disposal (CWD) holiday, your collection will take place one day later than usual.

Holiday2022 DateImpacted Collection Days
New Year's DaySaturday, Jan. 1None
Memorial DayMonday, May 30May 31 - June 4
Independence DayMonday, July 4July 4-9
Labor DayMonday, Sept. 5Sept. 5-10
Thanksgiving DayThursday, Nov. 24Nov. 24-26
Christmas DaySunday, Dec. 25None

Extra Trash Bag Collection after Christmas


CWD will collect up to five extra bags of trash on your first collection day after Christmas. Bags should be up to 30 gallons and weigh less than 40 pounds. Place the bags at your collection point, at least two feet from trash and recycling carts.

Holiday Tree Disposal

 

How to dispose of natural trees


Natural trees up to 6 feet tall will be collected on your assigned trash collection day through Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Place trees at your collection point at least two feet from trash and recycling carts. Trees must be stripped of all lights, tinsel, ornaments, hooks and tree stands. If your tree is over six feet tall, you may cut it in half for collection.

After Jan. 14, residents may cut natural Christmas trees into four-foot bundles, weighing no more than 40 pounds, and place the tied bundles at their trash collection point for pickup in Allen’s yard waste collection program. Bundles must be in place by 7 a.m. on your assigned trash collection day, at least two feet away from trash and recycling carts.

  • Do-it-yourself disposal: Natural trees can be composted at the Texas Pure Products Wood Grinding Facility. You must bring your most recent City of Allen water bill and a driver’s license with a matching address in order to enter the facility.

How to dispose of flocked/artificial trees


Because flocked and artificial trees cannot be composted, they will not be collected as yard waste. You may dispose of flocked or artificial Christmas trees on your assigned bulk item collection day or bring them to the NTMWD Custer Road Transfer Station. You must bring your most recent City of Allen water bill and a driver’s license with a matching address to enter the Custer Road facility.