City Holidays

City of Allen facilities may close or modify business hours due to federal, state or local holidays. Click below for information on holiday closures and holiday trash collection.

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Note: Trash collection is based on Community Waste Disposal (CWD) observed holidays. If your normal collection day falls on or after a CWD holiday, your collection takes place one day later than usual.


Easter 2023

Sunday, April 9

Facility
Details
Allen Animal Shelter
Closed
Allen Public Library
Closed; No materials due
Allen Community Ice Rink
Open for regular programs - View rink schedule
Allen Senior Recreation Center
Closed
Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics Center
Closed
Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Closed
The Courses at Watters Creek
Open normal hours - Book a tee time
The Edge
Skate park open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Indoor facility closed.
Trash & Recycling Services
No impact to trash or recycling collection


Memorial Day 2023

Monday, May 29

FacilityDetails
Allen Animal ShelterClosed
Allen City HallClosed
Allen Public LibraryClosed Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29; No materials due
Allen Municipal CourtClosed
Allen Community Ice RinkOpen for regular programs - View rink schedule
Allen Senior Recreation CenterClosed
Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics CenterOpen 1-6 p.m.
Ford PoolOpen 1-6 p.m.
Joe Farmer Recreation CenterClosed
The Courses at Watters CreekOpen normal hours - Book a tee time
The EdgeSkate Park open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Indoor facility closed.
Trash & Recycling Services
No collection on Monday, May 29. Service slides to the next day for all trash routes.


Fourth of July 2023

Tuesday, July 4

FacilityDetails
Allen Animal ShelterClosed
Allen City HallClosed
Allen Public LibraryClosed; No materials due
Allen Municipal CourtClosed
Allen Community Ice RinkOpen for modified programming - View rink schedule
Allen Senior Recreation CenterClosed
Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics CenterClosed
Ford PoolOpen 1-6 p.m.
Joe Farmer Recreation CenterClosed
The Courses at Watters CreekOpen normal hours - Book a tee time
The EdgeSkate park open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Indoor facility closed.
Trash & Recycling Services
No collection on Tuesday, July 4. Service slides to the next day for Tuesday-Friday trash routes.


Labor Day 2023

Monday, Sept. 4

FacilityDetails
Allen Animal ShelterClosed
Allen City HallClosed
Allen Public LibraryClosed Sunday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 4; No materials due
Allen Municipal CourtClosed
Allen Community Ice RinkOpen for modified programming - View rink schedule
Allen Senior Recreation CenterClosed
Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics CenterOpen 1-6 p.m.
Ford PoolOpen 1-6 p.m.
Joe Farmer Recreation CenterClosed
Stephen G. Terrell Recreation CenterFacility under construction
The Courses at Watters CreekOpen normal hours - Book a tee time
The EdgeSkate park open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Indoor facility closed.
Trash & Recycling Services
No collection on Monday, Sept. 4. Service slides to the next day for all trash routes.


Thanksgiving Week 2023

Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24

FacilityDetails
Allen Animal ShelterClosed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24
Allen City HallClosed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24
Allen Public LibraryClosing at 6 p.m. on Nov. 22; Closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24
Allen Municipal CourtClosed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24
Allen Community Ice RinkClosed Thursday, Nov. 23 - View rink schedule
Allen Senior Recreation CenterClosed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24
Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics CenterClosed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24
Joe Farmer Recreation CenterClosed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24
Stephen G. Terrell Recreation CenterFacility under construction
The Courses at Watters CreekClosed Thursday, Nov. 23
The EdgeSkate park closed Thursday, Nov. 23. Indoor facility closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24.
Trash & Recycling Services
No trash/recycling collection on Thursday, Nov. 23. Service slides to the next day for Thursday and Friday trash routes. Bulk waste service typically scheduled for this week will take place on Dec. 2 instead of Nov. 25.


Christmas Week 2023

Sunday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26
NOTE: Because the Christmas Eve holiday falls on a weekend (Sunday) in 2023, some City facilities will observe holiday hours on Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26.

FacilityDetails
Allen Animal ShelterClosed Sunday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 25
Allen City HallClosed Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26
Allen Public LibraryClosed Sunday, Dec. 24; Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26; No materials due
Allen Municipal CourtClosed Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26
Allen Community Ice RinkClosed Monday, Dec. 25 - View rink schedule
Allen Senior Recreation CenterClosed Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26
Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics CenterClosed Sunday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 25. Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26
Joe Farmer Recreation CenterClosed Sunday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 25. Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26
Stephen G. Terrell Recreation CenterFacility under construction
The Courses at Watters CreekClosed Monday, Dec. 25
The EdgeSkate park is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24 and closed Monday, Dec. 25. Indoor facility closed Sunday, Dec. 24 and open 12-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26
Trash & Recycling Services
No bulk collection on Dec. 23 or Dec. 30. (pickup moved to Saturday, Jan. 13 for Monday and Tuesday routes). No trash/recycling collection on Monday, Dec. 25. Service slides to the next day for all trash routes.
Extra bag collection after Christmas: CWD will collect up to five extra bags of trash on your first collection day after Christmas. Bags should be up to 30 gallons and weigh less than 40 pounds. Place the bags at your collection point at least 2 feet from trash and recycling carts. Learn about Christmas tree disposal


New Year 2024

Sunday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 1

FacilityDetails
Allen Animal ShelterClosed Monday, Jan. 1
Allen City HallClosed Monday, Jan. 1
Allen Public LibraryClosed Sunday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 1; No materials due
Allen Municipal CourtClosed Monday, Jan. 1
Allen Community Ice RinkOpen for modified programming - View rink schedule
Allen Senior Recreation CenterClosed Monday, Jan. 1
Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics CenterClosed Monday, Jan. 1
Joe Farmer Recreation CenterClosed Monday, Jan. 1
Stephen G. Terrell Recreation CenterFacility under construction
The Courses at Watters CreekOpen normal hours - Book a tee time
The EdgeSkate park is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31 and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1. Indoor facility is open 12-6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31 and closed Monday, Jan. 1
Trash & Recycling Services
No trash/recycling collection on Monday, Jan. 1. Service slides to the next day for all trash routes. No bulk collection on Saturday, Jan. 6 (pickup moved to Saturday, Jan. 13 for Monday and Tuesday routes).

Christmas Tree Disposal

How to dispose of natural trees

Natural trees up to 6 feet tall are collected on your assigned trash collection day through the second Friday of the New Year. Place trees at your collection point at least 2 feet from trash and recycling carts. Trees must be stripped of all lights, tinsel, ornaments, hooks and tree stands. If your tree is over 6 feet tall, please cut it in half for collection.

After the second Friday of the New Year, residents can cut natural trees into 4-foot bundles, weighing no more than 40 pounds, and place the tied bundles at their trash collection point for pickup in Allen’s yard waste collection program. Bundles must be in place by 7 a.m. on your assigned trash collection day, at least 2 feet away from trash and recycling carts.

  • Do-it-yourself disposal: Allen residents can compost their natural trees at the Texas Pure Products Wood Grinding Facility. Bring your most recent City of Allen water bill and a driver’s license with a matching address.

How to dispose of flocked/artificial trees

Because flocked and artificial trees cannot be composted, they will not be collected as yard waste. You may dispose of flocked or artificial Christmas trees on your assigned bulk collection day or bring them to the NTMWD Custer Road Transfer Station. Bring your most recent City of Allen water bill and a driver’s license with a matching address to enter the Custer Road facility.