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.

RECYCLE COACH

Want reminders about refuse/recycling collection schedule changes? Curious what can and cannot be recycled? Recycle Coach is your answer! Download our FREE app for custom calendars, reminders, a “What Goes Where?” search tool, and more! Also available on our website: Recycle Coach

 

2020 PUBLIC WORKS SCHEDULE

2021 PUBLIC WORKS SCHEDULE

2020:

December 2020:
Friday December 25 – Christmas Holiday, -City Offices closed. Normal refuse collection this week.

2021:

LARGE ITEM COLLECTION (all year):  For eligible locations that receive City refuse collection, each address may receive (2) scheduled collections with no fee for up to (5) Large Items per visit. Thereafter the following fees apply: $25 for first item and $15 per item thereafter. Mattresses at all times are $25/$15 up to total of (3).  Call 419-354-6227 to schedule a collection.

BRUSH COLLECTIONS:  3rd week of the months of APRIL, MAY, SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER for eligible locations that receive City refuse service.  Starting the 1st day of these months, call 419-354-6227 or visit www.bgohio.org to schedule a collection.

January 2021:
Friday, January 1– New Year’s Holiday – City Offices closed.  Normal refuse collection this week.

Monday, January 4Christmas Tree Collection begins.  All Christmas trees must be curbside by Monday at 7am. There will be one citywide sweep of all four wards; pickup is by Ward NOT refuse collection day.

Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – City Offices closed, no refuse collection.  Normal refuse collection is delayed one day entire week.

February 2021:
Monday, February 15 – President’s Day Holiday, City Offices closed, no refuse collection.  Normal refuse collection is delayed one day entire week.

March 2021:
Oak Grove Cemetery: Remove winter decorations by March 1.

April 2021:
April 19-23: Brush Collection for eligible locations. Register for collection: April 1 – April 12.

May 2021:
May 17-21: Brush Collection for eligible locations. Register for collection: May 1 – May 10.

Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day Holiday, City Offices closed, no refuse collection.  Normal refuse collection delayed one day entire week.

July 2021:
Monday, July 5 – Independence Day Holiday (July 4th Observed), City Offices closed.  Normal refuse collection is delayed one day entire week.

September 2021:
Monday, September 6 – Labor Day Holiday, City Offices closed, no refuse collection.  Normal refuse collection is delayed by one day entire week.

September 20-24:  Brush Collection for eligible locations.  Register for collection: September 1 – September 13.

October 2021:
October 18-22: Brush Collection for eligible locations. Register for collection: October 1 – October 11.

November 2021:
First Monday of November, Oak Grove Cemetery decorations must be removed by this date.

Monday, November 8 – Fall Leaf collection begins.

Thursday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day Holiday, City Offices closed, no refuse collection.  Normal refuse collection on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday collection is delayed one day this week.

Thursday, November 25 – Thanksgiving Holiday, City Offices closed, no refuse collection.  Thursday’s collection occurs Wednesday, November 24.

Friday, November 26 City offices closed.

December 2021:
Friday, December 24 – Christmas Holiday (Observed), City Offices closed.  Normal refuse collection this week.

Friday, December 31 – New Year’s Holiday (Observed), City Offices closed. Normal refuse collection this week.

2022:

January 2022:
Monday, January 3, 2022 – Christmas Tree Collection begins.  All Christmas trees must be curbside by Monday at 7am.

These dates and services are subject to change.  Watch for additional details in the newspaper or call the Public Works Department at 419-354-6227.