Framingham Celebrating Juneteenth Friday; There is Trash Collection

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FRAMINGHAM – Saturday, June 19th is now a federal holiday. President Joseph Biden today, June 17, made it the 12th federal holiday.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker made it a state holiday in 2020.

As the holiday falls on a Saturday, Mayor Yvonne Spicer announced the City of Framingham would observe the holiday on Friday, June 18.

Although the City of Framingham will observe the holiday on Friday, there will still be trash and recycling collection on Friday.

SOURCE asked DPW Director Blake Lukis why trash collection on the holiday.

“Although there were many reasons for not delaying the collection on the observed day of Juneteenth this year, it really came down to us not thinking we would have had adequate notification to the residents,” said Blukis to the digital news outlet on Thursday night.

“At the beginning of the year we put together a calendar showing the sanitation schedule and the observed holidays in which collection is delayed.  At the time we created this calendar, it was uncertain as to whether or not Juneteenth would have been observed on Friday the 18th,” said Lukis.

He said “we will be continuing the practice of delaying curbside collection for holidays moving forward.

The Memorial Building and other non-essential municipal buildings, including the Recycling Drop-Off Center (RDC), will be closed on Friday, June 18.

The Recycling Center will resume operations on Saturday, June 19.


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