Christmas, New Year affect Farmington area public services

The next two weeks bring holidays that will affect public services in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Here’s what you should know:

Trash collection

With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on Tuesdays, garbage and recycling pickup will happen as usual on Mondays, then be delayed by one day through the weeks of December 24 and 31. Friday’s pickup will be made on Saturday.

Disposing of trees and holiday trash

You may recycle holiday cards and wrapping paper, except those with glitter or metallic decorations. Aluminum holiday cookie tins and lids may go in the recycling cart.

Drop off your Christmas tree for recycling at Glen Oaks Country Club (east end of the clubhouse parking lot), 30500 W. 13 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills, from December 26 through January 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All lights, decorations, and tinsel must be removed. To learn more, call 248-858-0906. Trees may also be placed curbside for trash collection.

Government offices closed

Farmington and Farmington Hills city halls will be closed on December 25 and January 1, as will the 47th District Court building. U.S. Post Office branches in downtown Farmington and on 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills will be closed on those dates as well. Both have self-service kiosks.

Library closures

Farmington Community Library buildings in Farmington and Farmington Hills will be closed December 23, 24, and 25 and December 30, 31, and January 1. Online renewals and other services will be available at farmlib.org.