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.

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

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Easter 2024

Sunday, March 31

Facility/Service
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
Stephen G. Terrell Recreation CenterClosed
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 collectionNo impact

Memorial Day 2024

Monday, May 27

Facility/ServiceDetails
Allen Animal ShelterClosed
Allen City HallClosed
Allen Public LibraryClosed Sunday and Monday; 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
Stephen G. Terrell 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 collectionNo collection on Monday. Service slides to the next day for all trash routes.

Fourth of July 2024

Thursday, July 4

Facility/ServiceDetails
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
Stephen G. Terrell 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 collectionNo collection on Thursday. Service slides to the next day for Thursday and Friday trash routes.

Labor Day 2024

Monday, Sept. 2

Facility/ServiceDetails
Allen Animal ShelterClosed
Allen City HallClosed
Allen Public LibraryClosed Sunday and Monday; 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 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 collectionNo collection on Monday. Service slides to the next day for all trash routes.

Thanksgiving 2024

Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29

Facility/ServiceDetails
Allen Animal ShelterClosed Thursday and Friday
Allen City HallClosed Thursday and Friday,
Allen Public LibraryClosing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday; Closed Thursday and Friday
Allen Municipal CourtClosed Thursday and Friday
Allen Community Ice RinkClosed Thursday - View rink schedule
Allen Senior Recreation CenterClosed Thursday
Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics CenterClosed Thursday and Friday
Joe Farmer Recreation CenterClosed Thursday and Friday
Stephen G. Terrell Recreation CenterClosed Thursday and Friday
The Courses at Watters CreekClosed Thursday
The EdgeSkate park closed Thursday. Indoor facility closed Thursday and Friday.
Trash & recycling collectionNo trash/recycling collection on Thursday. Service slides to the next day for Thursday and Friday trash routes.

Christmas 2024

Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25

Facility/ServiceDetails
Allen Animal ShelterClosed Tuesday and Wednesday
Allen City HallClosed Tuesday and Wednesday
Allen Public LibraryClosing at 6 p.m. on Monday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday; No materials due
Allen Municipal CourtClosed Tuesday and Wednesday
Allen Community Ice RinkClosed Wednesday - View rink schedule
Allen Senior Recreation CenterClosed Tuesday and Wednesday
Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics CenterClosed Tuesday and Wednesday. Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday.
Joe Farmer Recreation CenterClosed Tuesday and Wednesday
Stephen G. Terrell Recreation CenterClosed Tuesday and Wednesday
The Courses at Watters CreekFacility and range open 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.
The EdgeSkate park is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and closed on Wednesday. Indoor facility closed Wednesday and open 12-8 p.m. on Thursday.
Trash & recycling collectionNo trash/recycling collection on Wednesday. Service slides to the next day for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday trash routes.

Extra bag collection after Christmas: CWD will collect up to 5 extra bags of trash on your first collection day after Christmas. Bags should be up to 13 gallons and weigh less than 40 pounds. Place the bags at your collection point at least 2 feet from trash/recycling carts. Learn about Christmas tree disposal

New Year 2025

Wednesday, Jan. 1

Facility/ServiceDetails
Allen Animal ShelterClosed
Allen City HallClosed
Allen Public LibraryClosing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and closed Wednesday; No materials due
Allen Municipal CourtClosed
Allen Community Ice RinkOpen for modified programming - View rink schedule
Allen Senior Recreation CenterClosed
Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics CenterClosed
Joe Farmer Recreation CenterClosed
Stephen G. Terrell Recreation CenterClosed
The Courses at Watters CreekOpen normal hours - Book a tee time
The EdgeSkate park is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Indoor facility is open 12-6 p.m.
Trash & recycling collectionNo trash/recycling collection on Wednesday. Service slides to the next day for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday trash 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.