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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: LINDA
Friday, August 1, 2008
202.497.1080/ cellLinda.grant@ dc.gov
202.369.6808/ cellNancee.lyons@ dc.gov
DPW OPENS FT. TOTTEN TRANSFER STATION FOR
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE/E-CYCLING/ DOCUMENT SHREDDING
SITE SAT., AUG. 2
(Washington, DC) The Department of Public Works will open its second
permanent household hazardous waste/e-cycling drop-off and document
shredding site Saturday, August 2, 2008, at the Ft. Totten Trash
Transfer Station, 4900 Bates Road, NE. The site will be open every
Saturday, except holidays, between 8 am and 3 pm to receive District
household materials and old electronic items.
District residents may bring up to five, medium-size boxes (no larger
than the standard District recycling bin, which is approximately 20" x
14" x 14") of personal documents to be shredded. Only paper (staples,
paper and binder clips on the paper are okay) and credit cards will be
accepted. No business or commercial material will be accepted.
The District is the first Washington area jurisdiction to offer weekly
free document shredding for residents.
In May, DPW opened its first household hazardous
waste/e-cycling/ document shredding site at the Benning Road Trash
Transfer Station, 3200 Benning Road, NE. It also is open every
Saturday, except holidays, from 8 am to 3 pm.
Acceptable items include pesticides, oil-based paint, drain opener,
antifreeze, cleansers, asbestos tile, aerosols, petroleum products,
batteries, solvents, wood preservatives, used
motor and boat oil,
mercury thermometers, television and video equipment, cell phones,
computers and components.
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Public Information Officer
DC Department of Public Works
2000 14th Street, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
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