In observance of Christmas, all Hempstead Town offices and senior centers will be closed on Thursday, December 25th. Sanitation offices, as well as the Homeowner Disposal Area and Levy Park in Merrick, will be closed on Christmas Day. There will be no regular household garbage or recycling collection on Christmas Day for all communities serviced by the Town of Hempstead Department of Sanitation. If your regular household garbage collection schedule is Monday/Thursday, collection will be on Monday, December 22nd and Wednesday, December 24th. If your regular recycling day is Thursday, recycling collection will occur on Friday, December 26th. Yard waste will NOT be collected on Wednesday, December 24th.