We're all excited about a long weekend here in Southwest Louisiana as we honor those who have died serving our great country as we have Memorial Day weekend on the horizon. The questions are bound to come about trash pickup, and we have some answers...

Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, is a federal holiday observed in the United States in remembrance of American service members who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. On May 30 from 1868 to 1970, it was observed. It has been observed on the final Monday in May since 1971.


Though city offices will be closed on Monday, it does appear that trash pickup will run as normal on Monday.

All Calcasieu Parish Police Jury departments will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 28.

Garbage and trash pickup will run on schedule for Waste Management customers. Visit wm.com/alerts for up-to-date service information or call 337-436-7229 with any questions concerning the pickup schedule.

The Residential Solid Waste Convenience Centers in Lake Charles and Sulphur will be open on Memorial Day.

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They also want to remind residents that your trash cans and other items for removal need to be put out before 7:00 am on the day your trash is scheduled to be picked up and you should retrieve your rash cans by 7:00 pm on the day it is picked up.

So note it so you don't miss your trash pick-up day and have a great holiday.

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