I have to admit to taking some perverse enjoyment when the first garbage day after a major holiday comes around. The Fourth of July this year was officially observed on Monday, July 5th. In Elgin, as in most communities, city offices were closed and city services curtailed. That means that anyone whose garbage is normally picked up on Monday had their garbage picked up on Tuesday and everyone else was backed up a day.
Our normal garbage day is Thursday and — "Ta-Da" — most of my neighbors forgot and had their garbage outside ready to be picked up! Guess I'll wait until tomorrow!