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  • Twine, Kevin (DPW)
    Feb 5, 2010


      Dear DC Residents:


      DPW announced today that certain sanitation services will be either suspended or altered to allow crews to battle what is forecasted to be this winter’s biggest snow storm and next week’s smaller snow storm. 


      Trash Will Be Collected from the Front, No Recycling Collections:  Next week, trash collections will be made from the front only.  Residents with alley collection are asked to place their trash in dark colored plastic (not paper) bags and place the bags at the curb for collection.  The bags should be put out for collection as close to morning of the collection day as possible and bleach may be added to the bags to help repel rodents.  Recycling collections will be suspended next week and residents are asked to hold onto their recyclables until the following week.  Please do not put household trash in the street litter cans.


      Ft. Totten Transfer Station Closed to the Public:  This Saturday, February 6, the Ft. Totten Transfer Station will be closed to the public for both bulk trash and Household Hazardous Waste/E-cycling/Document Shredding services.  Ft. Totten also will be closed to the public on Monday, February 8.


      No Bulk Collections Monday, February 8:  DPW bulk collection drivers still will be on duty clearing the streets of snow.


      Street Litter Can Collections to be Suspended:  DPW will suspend litter can collections starting Friday, February 4.  Collections are expected to resume by Wednesday, February 10. 


      DPW reminds residents that the District does not plow alleys due to lack of resources and space constraints for the plowed snow. Residents should work with their neighbors to keep alleys and also sidewalk areas clear.



      Kevin B. Twine

      Staff Assistant

      Department of Public Works

      Office of the Director

      2000  14th Street, NW

      Washington, DC 20009

      Ph: 202-671-2593

      Fx: 202-671-0642



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