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.

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2020 PUBLIC WORKS SCHEDULE

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.  Please do not set out brush piles prior to the Sunday of collection week. This is not an unlimited collection!

January 2020
Wednesday January 1 – New Year’s Holiday, no refuse collection. Normal refuse collection on Monday Dec 30th and Tuesday Dec 31st. Wednesday and Thursday collection are delayed one day this week.

Monday January 6 – Christmas 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 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, no refuse collection. Normal refuse collection is delayed one day entire week.

February:
Monday February 17 – President’s Day Holiday, no refuse collection. Normal refuse collection is delayed one day entire week.

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

April:
April 20-24: Brush Collection for eligible locations. Register online or Call for collection: April 1 – April 13.

May:
May 18-22: Brush Collection for eligible locations. Register online or Call for collection: May 1 – May 11.

Monday May 25 – Memorial Day Holiday, no refuse collection. Normal refuse collection delayed one day entire week.

July:
Friday July 3 – City offices closed for Independence Day Holiday (July 4th). Normal refuse collection this week.

September:
Monday September 7 – Labor Day Holiday, no refuse collection. Normal refuse collection is delayed by one day entire week.

September 21-25: Brush Collection for eligible locations. Register online or Call for collection: September 1 – September 14.

October:
October 19-23: Brush Collection for eligible locations. Register online or Call for collection: October 1 – October 12.

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

Monday November 9 Fall Leaf collection begins. Several passes of the city will be made as needed. Please consider mulching your leaves.

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

Thursday November 26 – Thanksgiving Holiday, no refuse collection. Thursday’s refuse collection occurs Wednesday, November 25.

Friday, November 27 – City offices closed.

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

January 2021

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

Monday January 4 – Christmas 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.

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.