Due to the New Year’s holiday this week, the city of West Bend garbage and recycling collection schedule will be altered. Today, all Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected. There will not be any collections tomorrow or Wednesday January first. Garbage collection will resume on Thursday with all normal Wednesday routes collected, then on Friday both Thursday and Friday and routes will be collected. Curbside Christmas tree collection will begin next Monday January sixth and continue thru Friday January 17th. You are asked to remove plastic bags and decorations from trees before placing the trees at the curb for collection. If you have any year end business to conduct at any Washington County office or at West Bend City Hall, it must be done today, as all offices will be closed tomorrow and Wednesday. Unlike previous years, the finance department at city hall will not be open New Year’s Eve. Tax bills can be paid in person today, or left in the drop box before city hall reopens Thursday January second and they will be credited as having been collected before December 31st. The offices of all Washington County departments and at city hall will be open for business as usual on Thursday January second.