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City of Tallahassee announces service changes for Labor Day 2020

Posted at 11:56 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 11:56:20-04

The City of Tallahassee will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 7.

Following are schedule changes for the week of September 6-12 for solid waste customers living inside the Tallahassee city limits (red week), StarMetro and the Animal Service Center.

Solid Waste Schedule Changes

During the holiday week, all residential garbage and recycling customers will receive service one day later than their regularly scheduled service (see changes below). The holiday will also impact red week customers for bulky items and yard waste pickup.

  • Monday customers ► Tuesday, Sept. 8
  • Tuesday customers ► Wednesday, Sept. 9
  • Wednesday customers ► Thursday, Sept. 10
  • Thursday customers ► Friday, Sept. 11
  • Friday customers ► Saturday, Sept. 12

As a service reminder, all household garbage must be placed inside your City-issued garbage container with a closed lid for service; extra bags or waste left loose beside the container will not be picked up. Customers should place yard waste and bulk items at the curb and roll their garbage and recycling containers to the curb for pickup no later than 6:30 a.m. on their regular collection day. Containers should be returned to the home the day after collection. For more information, visit or call 850-891-4968.

StarMetro Schedule Changes

StarMetro, the City's mass transit system, will change its operations for the holiday. On Monday, Sept. 7, fixed routes will operate on a Sunday schedule with no night service, Dial-A-Ride will operate from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the StarMetro call center will be staffed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 850-891-5200.

Animal Services Closed on Monday

The Animal Service Center will be closed on September 7. It will resume appointment-only service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. City Animal Control will be available for emergency situations only on Monday, Sept. 7, and can be reached via the Consolidated Dispatch Agency at 850-606-5800.

Customers needing more information, including photos of animals available for adoption, may visit or contact the Animal Service Center at 850-891-2950.

Service Changes Due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, City service changes continue to adjust following guidance from public health officials. For information on current operations, visit .

While practicing social distancing, there’s plenty residents can do to celebrate the Labor Day holiday. Visit to get inspiration and share your ideas.