City offices, City Courts, and the Municipal Garage will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th. November 25th is a City-wide paid holiday; November 26th is a City-wide furlough day.
Residents who normally have their trash collected on Mondays and Thursdays will have their trash collected on Monday, November 22nd and Wednesday, November 24th. There will be no change for residents who normally have their trash collected on Tuesday, November 23rd and Friday, November 26th. The yard waste collection regularly scheduled for roll-out carts on Wednesday, November 24th is canceled due to the holiday changes. It will resume on its regular schedule, Wednesday December 1st.
For convenient reference, the Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule is posted on the Refuse Division website at http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/refuse/, where residents can also find answers to questions about Remodeling and Renovation, Illegal Dumping and Businesses, Bulky and B.O.A.T. (Batteries, Oil, Appliances, Tires) Items, Yard Waste and Christmas Trees, and Recycling.
A note about furloughs: Under the mandatory furlough plan, all City managers will take 10 unpaid vacation days and general employees will take five unpaid holidays. This is the second unpaid holiday this fiscal year. City furloughs do not apply to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department or the Fire Department. As a result of the furlough plan, the City is saving $3 million and will be able to retain 53 jobs. The City is making cuts in large part because of rising pension costs and the poor national economy. Employees who are scheduled to work 24-hour operations, on Family Medical Leave, or who otherwise cannot be furloughed on the designated days will schedule the furlough at an alternate time before the end of the fiscal year.