Trash and garbage pickup on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2020, varies by each city, county, or homeowners’ association depending on the holiday schedule in their waste disposal contract.
To find out if there is garbage, trash, recycling, or yard waste pickup on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in your locality, visit your gabarge contractor’s website, which usually has the information.
For areas serviced by Waste Management, visit https://www.wm.com/us/en/myhome and enter your street address, then click on the holiday schedule link.
For areas serviced by Waste Pro, visit https://www.wasteprousa.com/find-your-city/ and enter your city, then click on the holiday schedule link.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day became a federal holiday in 1986 after President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983.
By 1991, all states also made MLK Day a state holiday.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday in January to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday which occurs on January 15.
In 2020, the third Monday in January falls on January 20.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is also known by other names such as Civil Rights Day, King Day, King Day of Service, and MLK Day.