Stratford News Perth East garbage collection holiday changes SHARE ON: Ken Nichol, staff Wednesday, Dec. 18th, 2013 Heads up to Perth East residents. The holidays will cause some small changes to your garbage and recycling collection schedule. The pickup scheduled for Christmas Day has been pushed back to December 28th. Anything that would have been collected on New Year’s Day will be collected on January 8th instead. Don’t forget to have your items out on the curb by 7:00 a.m.