Due to the observance of Independence Day on Friday, refuse and recycling route collection schedules will be altered.

There will be no changes to Monday through Wednesday routes. Collections for Thursday and Friday will be collected Thursday.

Although alley collections might not occur on normal days, collections will be completed by the week's end. It is anticipated heavy volumes will be encountered around the holidays. Make sure bags are out by 7 a.m., and keep in mind the trucks have no set time schedule.

City of Hays customers who have questions can contact the Solid Waste Division of the Public Works Department at (785) 628-7357.