Trash and garbage pickup on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 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 Veterans Day in your locality, visit your garbage 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.
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I.
The war officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.
Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II and American forces had fought aggression in Korea, Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.”
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars.
Veterans Day is usually observed on the 11th day of November unless the 11th falls on a weekend.
This year, Veterans Day is on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.