A change in the new Waste Management contract will likely be welcome news to Meridian residents.
Monty Jackson, Meridian's public works director, said holidays will not interrupt normal collection two times a week.
"The contract requires the contractor to shift the days and always give two days pickup a week. When the normal pickup day is Thursday, they'll pick up Thursday's stuff on Friday and Friday's stuff on Saturday," said Jackson. "Everything's been shifted one day back in the week."
Next week the regular schedule will resume.