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Posted on: December 11, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Holiday closure and trash schedule

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December 11, 2015

City of Murphy releases holiday office closure schedule
Trash, recycling collection shift for Christmas and New Year’s

MURPHY (December 11, 2015) City of Murphy offices will close on Thursday, Christmas Eve, Friday, Christmas Day and Friday, New Year’s Day, with trash collection shifting for the two Fridays, says Candy McQuiston, Customer Service Manager.

“Both Christmas and New Year’s fall on Fridays, and so the holiday shift will be on for both days,” she said. “There will be no trash and recycling collection services on either day, but those areas will be serviced on the following Saturday.”

Residents on Friday pickup should have their poly carts out on Saturday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 2. Then, the schedule returns to normal on the following week.

And, while administrative offices will close on Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1, emergency personnel, police officers, firefighters and dispatch operators will be on full duty.

Starting on the day after Christmas, residents can place their Christmas trees on the curb for pickup alongside their normal waste on their specific trash pickup day. The trees must be cleared of ornaments and lights. Flocked trees are required to be wrapped and sealed in plastic or plastic bags to be eligible for pickup. Unwrapped flocked trees will not be collected.

Public Works will provide after-hours emergency service for incidents related to water line breaks, wastewater clogs and backups or other water related situations. Residents can contact the emergency crews by calling 972-965-6200.

Questions regarding the schedule can be answered during working hours by calling the Customer Service Department at 972-468-4100.

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