Kitchener Post staff
Over the Christmas holiday season, there is no change to waste collection.
Regular collection will take place on Dec. 26 and Dec. 27 as well as for the balance of the week. Regular collection will take place on Jan. 2, 2012 and the balance of that week.
Separate curbside Christmas tree collection in Kitchener runs from Jan. 2 to Jan. 13, 2012, on the same day as regular garbage collection.
How residents can help with collection:
• Place green bins, recycling, garbage and Christmas trees at ground level at the end of the driveway.
• Have all waste out by 7 a.m. on your regular collection day.
• Only trees free of all plastic and decorations will be collected.
• Cut large trees in half.
City of Kitchener buildings, community centres, arenas, libraries and sports centres have modified hours over the holidays.
City hall offices are closed Dec. 26 and Dec. 27. Offices are also closed Jan. 2 for the statutory New Year holiday.
The building is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 24 to Dec. 27 and Jan. 1 and Jan. 2. On Dec. 31, for New Year’s Eve celebrations, the building will be open until about 12:30 a.m. For more info on New Year’s Eve celebrations, go to www.kitchener.ca.
The Kitchener Market is open Dec. 24 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed Dec. 25 to Dec. 28. The market is also open Dec. 31 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Aud, community arenas and rinks
The Aud box office will be closed Dec. 24 to Dec. 27 and Dec. 31 to Jan. 2 inclusive. For public skating schedules, please check kitchener.ca/skatingschedule or call 519-741-2699.
The Aud and all community arenas are closed Dec. 24 to Dec. 26 and Jan. 1. The Aud, Activa Sportsplex, and Sportsworld Arena are closed Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. Grand River, Don McLaren, and Lions arenas are closed all day on Dec. 31.
Civic Square rink is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 25, and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Dec. 26. On Dec. 31, the rink is open from 8 a.m. to midnight for New Year’s Eve. The rink is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 1.
Kitchener Public Library
All Kitchener Public Library locations will close at 1 p.m. on Dec. 24, reopening in the morning on Dec. 28. All locations will close again at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31 and remain closed until Jan. 3.
For more information on modified hours at swimming pools, community centres, Budd Park and other city locations, go to www. kitchener. ca.