The Christmas holidays bring good tidings, but of course, it also brings a lot of trash. Knowing when to put out your garbage and/or recycling bins is always something good to know this time of year.

Lafayette Consolidated Government says that Republic Services will not collect residential garbage or recycling in Lafayette Parish on Christmas Day.

If you normally receive garbage or recycling collection on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, you'll receive collection the day after during the week of Christmas.

What do you do if you have more garbage than fits in your 96-gallon garbage cart? Well, simply bag it up and place it three feet away from your garbage cart. Individual bags should not exceed 35 pounds.

The excess garbage will be picked up on your first service day after Christmas in accordance with the adjusted garbage collection.

Monday and Tuesday customers will receive excess collection December 30-31, on their regularly scheduled collection day the week following Christmas.

Additionally, the LCG Compost Facility at 400 Dugas Rd. will be closed on Christmas Day and reopen on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 7:00 am.