Tallahassee announces city service changes for Memorial Day holiday

Tallahassee announces city service changes for Memorial Day holiday
Posted at 10:22 AM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 07:32:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee has announced the changes for city services for the Memorial Day holiday.

Administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Following are schedule changes for the week of May 27 through June 2 for solid waste customers living inside the Tallahassee city limits, StarMetro, the Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center and City-run community centers.

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. The Memorial Day holiday will also impact blue week customers for bulky items and yard waste pickup.

  • Monday customers - Tuesday, May 29
  • Tuesday customers - Wednesday, May 30
  • Wednesday customers - Thursday, May 31
  • Thursday customers - Friday, June 1
  • Friday customers - Saturday, June 2

Residential yard debris is collected at the curb in front of each residence every other week, per the Red/Blue Week schedule.

When disposing of yard debris, place it within three feet of the curb and away from any low-hanging wires, trees or other obstacles, such as mailboxes, fences, etc. Clippings and pine straw may be placed in bags or boxes. For shrubs and limbs, make one pile per household that is no larger than 6 feet long, 4 feet wide and 4 feet high. The maximum size for limbs if 6 feet long and 4 inches in diameter. Separate yard waste piles from any bulky items set out for pickup.

Garbage and recycling containers should both be rolled to the curb for pickup by 6:30 a.m. on collection day, with both containers returned to the home no later than the day after collection. For more information, visit or call 891-4968.

StarMetro Schedule Changes

StarMetro, the City's mass transit system, will change its operations for the holiday. On Monday, May 28, fixed routes will operate on a Sunday schedule with no night service. Dial-A-Ride and Community Transportation Services will also operate a Sunday schedule.

For more information, visit or call StarMetro at 891-5200.

Animal Service Center Closed Monday

The Animal Service Center is normally closed to the public on Mondays, and thus the facility will be closed on May 28. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29, with the Center opening at 10:30 a.m. Customers needing more information, including photos of animals available for adoption, may visit or contact the Animal Service Center at 891-2950.

City Animal Control will be available for emergency situations only on Monday, May 28, and can be reached via the Consolidated Dispatch Agency at 606-5800.

Community Center Closures

Community centers operated by the City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department will be closed on Monday, May 28. Community centers will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 29. To learn more about the various community centers and what they offer, visit