Joe Lunne, Public Information Officer

News Review
Holiday Information - No Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday Trash Pick up
City Offices Closed, Holiday Lighting Contest and other information
Posted Date: 11/20/2012 6:00 AM

The City of Gillette announces there will be no trash pick up on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

City offices closed
City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  City offices will also be closed on Friday, November 23rd - City employees receive Black Friday off as a Safety Day ONLY if the employees maintain low worker's compensation rates - which they did again this year!  Working safely saves taxpayer money!

No Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday Trash Pick-up
If your trash is normally picked up on Thursdays, your trash will not be picked up on Thanksgiving Day, but it will be picked up on Monday, November 26th. Always have your roll-out to the curb by 7 a.m.

If your trash is normally picked up on Fridays, your trash will not be picked up on Black Friday, but will be picked up on Tuesday, November 27th. Again, always have your roll-out at the curb by 7 a.m.

Wednesday's trash will be picked up as normal, however the 4J Subdivision's trash will not be picked up on Wednesday, November 28th, it will be delayed by one day to Thursday, November 29th.

Solid Waste will be running double shifts, and will get to, and pick up, your trash - please be patient.

Holiday Lighting Contest
The City of Gillette will again sponsor the Annual Holiday Lighting Contest. Judging will take place beginning December 3 – December 7, 2012, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Residents participating should have their lights on during this time. Volunteers from the Senior Citizen Center will do the judging for the contest. The City will be divided into five areas [PDF], and three places will be awarded prizes in each area. Residential awards will be: First place, $100; second place $75; and third place $50.

No judging schedule will be available.

Winners will be announced at the City Council meeting on December 17, 2012 that will begin at 7:00 p.m. Winners may choose to receive a gift card or a credit on their utility bill.

Yard Waste Pick-up Program
The City of Gillette's 2012 Yard Waste Pick-up Program ended Friday, November 16th.  No more yard waste will be picked up this year. The program will resume again in the Spring of 2013. Yard Waste customers are asked to clean their roll-outs and store them for the winter.

The Yard Waste Drop-off Site will remain open through Friday, November 30th and will then close for the winter. For more information contact Public Works at (307) 686-5320.

For more information contact Public Information Officer Joe Lunne at (307) 686-5393.

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