Due to the holidays of Christmas and New Year’s this week and next week the city of West Bend garbage and recycling collection schedule will be altered. Today both Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected. There will not be any collections on Tuesday or Wednesday. On Thursday, Wednesday routes will be collected and on Friday Thursday and normal Friday routes will be collected. Curbside Christmas tree collections will begin Monday January sixth and continue thru Friday January 17th. Residents are asked to remove plastic bags and decorations from trees before placing the trees at the curb for collection. West Bend City Hall will be closed all day Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Normal hours will resume on Thursday. Special holiday hours will also observed at all Washington County offices for Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Offices will be closed all day December 24th and 25th. The offices will be open for business as usual at eight am on Thursday December 26th. The same special hours will be observed next week December 31 and January first with normal hours resuming eight am Thursday January second.