Schedule & Holidays

Important Refuse/Recycling Collection notes:

  • The Normal Four Day Refuse Collection schedule for the City of Bowling Green is Monday thru Thursday during non-holiday weeks. The following is subject to change due to weather or other circumstances. Watch for additional details in the newspaper or call the Public Works Department at 419-354-6227.
  • If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the City will observe the holiday on Friday and this has no effect on the refuse collection schedule. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the City will observe the holiday on Monday and this will delay the normal refuse collection schedule by one day that entire week.

Monday Holiday

All normal refuse collection delayed one day that entire week.

Tuesday Holiday

Normal Refuse Collection will occur for Monday but the remainder of the week will be delayed one day.

Wednesday Holiday

Normal Refuse Collection will occur for Monday and Tuesday but the remainder of the week will be delayed one day.

Thursday Holiday

Normal Refuse Collection will occur for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but Thursday’s collection will be picked up on Friday (Except for Thanksgiving when Thursday will be collected on the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving Thursday).

Friday Holiday

No effect on the Refuse Collection schedule.

These dates and services are subject to change. Watch for additional details in the newspaper, call the Public Works Department at 419-354-6227 or visit the web site at www.bgohio.org.

2016 PUBLIC WORKS SCHEDULE

November

Oak Grove Cemetery: Decorations must be removed by the first Monday in November.

Monday November 7 – Fall Leaf Collection begins. Two passes of the City will be made as needed. Please consider mulching your leaves.

Friday November 11 – Veteran’s Day Holiday. Normal refuse collection this week.

Thursday November 24 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday, no refuse collection. Thursday’s refuse collection occurs on Wednesday November 23.

Friday November 25 – City offices closed.

December

Sunday December 25 – Christmas Holiday. City offices closed on Monday December 26, no refuse collection. Normal refuse collection delayed one day entire week

2017 PUBLIC WORKS SCHEDULE

January

Sunday January 1 – New Year’s Holiday. City offices closed Monday January 2, no refuse collection . Normal refuse collection delayed one day this week.

Monday January 9 – Christmas Tree Collection begins. All Christmas Trees must be curbside by Monday at 7am. There will be one citywide sweep of all four wards; collection is by ward NOT refuse collection day.

Monday January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, no refuse collection.  Normal refuse collection delayed by one day entire week.

February

Monday February 20 – President’s Day Holiday, no refuse collection. Normal refuse collection delayed one day entire week.

March

Monday March 20 – Large Item Collection begins. To ensure collection, all items must be curbside on Monday March 20 by 7am. There will be one citywide sweep of all four wards; collection is by wards NOT refuse collection day.

April

Oak Grove Cemetery: Remove winter blankets by the first Monday in April.

May

Monday May 29 – Memorial Day Holiday, no refuse collection. Normal refuse collection delayed one day entire week.

June

No Holiday.

July

Tuesday July 4 – July 4th / Independence Day Holiday. City offices closed, no refuse collection.  Normal refuse collection on Monday July 3. Normal refuse collection remainder of the week is delayed one day.

August

No Holiday.

September

Monday September 4 – Labor Day Holiday, no refuse collection. Normal refuse collection delayed one day entire week.

Monday September 11 – Large Item Collection begins. To ensure collection, all items must be curbside on Monday September 11 by 7am. There will be one citywide sweep of all four wards; collection is by wards NOT refuse collection day.

Monday September 25 – Fall Brush Collection begins.  To ensure collection, all brush must be curbside by Monday, but no sooner than Monday September 18. There will be one citywide sweep of all four wards; collection is by wards NOT refuse collection day.

October

No Holiday.

November

Oak Grove Cemetery: Decorations must be removed by the first Monday in November.

Monday November 6 – Fall Leaf Collection begins. Several passes of the City will be made as needed. Please consider mulching your leaves.

Saturday November 11 – Veteran’s Day Holiday.  City offices closed on Friday November 10. Normal refuse collection this week.

Thursday November 23 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday, no refuse collection. Thursday’s refuse collection occurs on Wednesday November 22.

Friday November 24 – City offices closed.

December

Monday December 25 – Christmas Holiday, no refuse collection. Normal refuse collection delayed one day entire week.