City Service Changes For Christmas Holidays

By: City of Tallahassee Email
By: City of Tallahassee Email

News Release: City of Tallahassee

The City of Tallahassee’s administrative offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24-25. Following are schedule changes for the week of Dec. 22-28 for solid waste customers living inside the Tallahassee city limits, StarMetro and the Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center.

Solid Waste Schedule Changes

GARBAGE / RECYCLING / YARD WASTE (red week) / BULKY ITEMS (red week) – During the holiday week, customers will receive service as follows:

  • Monday customers - no change in service

  • Tuesday customers - no change in service

  • Wednesday customers - Thursday, Dec. 26

  • Thursday customers - Friday, Dec. 27

  • Friday customers - Saturday, Dec. 28

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. Customers are reminded to separate yard waste piles from any bulky items set out for pickup. Customers needing more information may view solid waste schedules at or contact City of Tallahassee Utilities at 891-4YOU (4968).

StarMetro Schedule Changes

StarMetro, the City's mass transit system, will change its operations for the Christmas holidays, as follows:


  • Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Regular fixed route service will operate until 8 p.m. There will be no night service.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 25 – no StarMetro service


  • Tuesday, Dec. 24 - Dial-A-Ride will run its regular service until 8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 25 – no Dial-A-Ride service

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

Animal Service Center Closed Wednesday

The Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center will be open on Tuesday, Dec. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ASC will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25. Normal hours resume on Thursday, 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 during the holiday closure on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24-25, and can be reached via the Consolidated Dispatch Agency at 606-5800.

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