Frankfort, IN – In order to save Frankfort taxpayers money and to avoid confusion, trash will not be collected on City holidays.
According to Parks and Streets Superintendent George Belmore, the City used to have “floating holidays” that caused some confusion for residents.
“Sometimes trash was collected on a holiday and sometimes it was not. In order to provide residents with a consistent approach, they can know that on the following City holidays, they should not put out their trash until their next normal trash collection day.
“Trash is collected on Mondays and Thursdays for half of our City residents and Tuesdays and Fridays for the other half. Wednesdays are recycling pick-up for the entire community,” Belmore explained.
City holidays – no trash or recycling pick-up:
- Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 – Presidents’ Day
- Friday, April 6, 2012 - Good Friday
- Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - Primary Election
- Monday, May 28, 2012 - Memorial Day
- Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 4th of July (no recycling pick-up)
- Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 - Labor Day
- Monday, October 8, 2012 - Columbus Day
- Tuesday, November 6, 0212 - Election Day
- Monday, November 12, 2012 - Veteran’s Day
- Thursday, November 22, 2012 - Thanksgiving Day
- Friday, November 23, 2012 - Thanksgiving Holiday
- Monday, December 24, 2012 - Christmas Eve
- Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - Christmas
- Monday, December 31, 2012 - New Year’s Eve
“We have a five-trash bag limit per household and an easy way for residents to remember when to put out their trash: no earlier than 7:00 p.m. the night before and no later than 7:00 a.m. on trash days. It’s a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. timeframe,” Belmore said.
With a five-bag limit, residents can place their trash (preferably in animal-resistant metal trash cans with lids) at their curb or alley. Residents whose trash is found blowing around the streets are at risk of receiving a citation from the Frankfort Police Department.
“Not having our Street Department crews in on the most recent City holiday, Martin Luther King Day, January 16, saved our taxpayers money in employee wages and fuel consumption. Given that only about half of those scheduled for pick-up on Mondays put their garbage out on these holidays, it made sense for us to establish a consistent approach while saving money,” Belmore said.
In addition to participating in curbside recycling on Wednesdays, residents can drop-off their recyclables at the Frankfort Street Department at 905 Burlington Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday drop-off times do vary with the season, so residents are encouraged to contact the Street Department at 659-2912 for updated information.
For questions or interview requests, contact Parks and Streets Superintendent George Belmore at 765-659-2912.