Columbus trash collection delayed; Christmas tree pickups begin

Because of the Christmas holiday, all curbside trash and recycling collections in Columbus will be delayed by a day this week, with normal Monday routes happening today and normal Friday pickups happening on Saturday.

Because of the New Year’s Day holiday, all local government offices will be closed Friday and Monday. Columbus City Utilities offices will also be closed on these days. If you have a problem with your water or sewer service, please call 812-372-8861.

Columbus city crews will begin picking up Christmas trees during their normal trash and recycling collection routes starting today. You should have your trees curbside on the same day as your normal pickups.

All trees must be removed from bags and they must be free of ornaments, hooks, stands, or nails.

Call-ins will not be accepted for Christmas trees and collections will not be made on private streets or on alleys.

Christmas tree collection will continue through January 26th.

You can get more information on the CurbCycle or Columbus Collect apps, or on the city website at

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