Service Changes for Christmas Holiday

Association Board Member Limited Availability

Association Board Members will also be enjoying the Holidays with family and friends so will therefore be limited in availability. With that in mind be aware that there will be minimal support during Holidays. This time will cover from December 23, 2016 to January 3, 2017. During this time emails can be sent via the website and/or messages can be left on our voice mail line ((850) 345-7166). It just might take us a few extra days for a response during the Holiday Season.

City Service Changes

The City of Tallahassee's administrative offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Monday, Dec. 25. Following are schedule changes for the week of Dec. 24-30 for solid waste customers living inside the Tallahassee city limits and the Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center.

Solid Waste Schedule Changes

During the holiday week, all residential solid waste customers will receive service one day later than their regularly scheduled service (see changes below). The Christmas holiday will impact blue week customers for bulky item and yard waste pickup.

  • Monday customers ► Tuesday, Dec. 26
  • Tuesday customers ► Wednesday, Dec. 27
  • Wednesday customers ► Thursday, Dec. 28
  • Thursday customers ► Friday, Dec. 29
  • Friday customers ► Saturday, Dec. 30

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.

Once the holiday season has come and gone, be sure to recycle your live-cut Christmas tree. The easiest way is to place it at the curb for collection as yard waste. Please remove all decorations first! Customers are reminded to separate yard waste piles from any bulky items set out for pickup. Collected trees are ground into mulch and beneficially reused. There will also be community drop off sites at Tom Brown Park, Myers Park, San Luis Park and the Four Points by Sheraton where you can take your Christmas tree to be recycled into mulch for use in City parks.

Customers needing more information may view solid waste schedules at or contact City of Tallahassee Utilities at 891-4YOU (4968).

Animal Service Center

The Animal Service Center (ASC) will close an hour early on Christmas Eve. Hours of operation on December 24 will be from 1-4 p.m. The ASC is normally closed to the public on Mondays, and thus the facility will be closed on December 25. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 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, Dec. 25, and can be reached via the Consolidated Dispatch Agency at 606-5800.

StarMetro Schedule Changes

StarMetro, the City’s mass transit system, will change its operations for the holiday. StarMetro fixed routes will operate on a normal Sunday schedule on December 24 with service ceasing at 7 p.m. On Monday, Dec. 25, there will be no fixed route, Dial-A-Ride or Community Transportation services.

Normal operations resume on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

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

Parks and Recreation Updates

Community centers operated by the City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25. Community centers will resume normal hours on Tuesday, Dec. 26. To learn more about the various community centers and what they offer, visit