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Posted on: June 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Juneteenth Schedule Posted

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City of Brownwood announces Juneteenth observance closure and adjusted trash collection schedule

Brownwood City Hall, Landfill, Recycling Center, and other non-emergency facilities will close Monday, June 20th, in observance of Juneteenth. Regular operating hours will resume Tuesday, June 21st, for all  non-emergency facilities. 

 Brownwood curbside trash routes for the week will be collected as follows: 

  • Monday’s routes will be collected Tuesday June 21. 
  • Tuesday’s routes will be collected on Wednesday June 22. 
  • Thursday and Friday routes will be collected on regular schedule.

 Please have your carts out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. Call 325-643-4200 with questions or concerns.  Emergency services are available for water line breaks and sewer backups 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 325-646-6000. Questions concerning the Landfill can be addressed by calling 325-646-6574. Questions concerning the Recycling center can be addressed by calling 325-641-8832. 

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on the 19th of June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

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