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DPW To Observe Columbus Day, Monday, October 10

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  • Twine, Kevin (DPW)
    DPW To Observe Columbus Day, Monday, October 10 The DC Department of Public Works announced today how services will be affected in observance of Columbus Day,
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 5, 2011

      DPW To Observe Columbus Day, Monday, October 10


      The DC Department of Public Works announced today how services will be affected in observance of Columbus Day, Monday, October 10, 2011.

      Trash Collection: There will be no trash and recycling collections. Trash and recycling collections will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week.  For example, Monday’s trash and recycling collections will be made Tuesday, and Tuesday’s collections will be made Wednesday.  In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday. Collections normally made Tuesday and Friday, will be made Wednesday and Saturday.  Trash and recycling containers should be placed out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on the day(s) of collection. 

      Parking Enforcement:  Parking enforcement, including ticket writing for residential parking, expired meters, street sweeping and rush-hour violations, will be suspended.  DPW will enforce parking restrictions at bus stops near Metro stations where WMATA is performing track work.   DPW also will suspend towing abandoned vehicles. Enforcement will resume Tuesday, October 11

      Ft. Totten:  The Ft. Totten Transfer Station (4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE) will be closed Monday, October 11, to residential customers and will reopen Tuesday, October 11. 

      ·         Except holidays, residents may bring their trash and bulk items weekdays (1 pm to 5 pm) and Saturdays (8 am to 3 pm) to Ft. Totten for disposal. 

      ·         The next monthly household hazardous waste/e-cycling/shredding drop-off day is Saturday, November 5, from

      8 am to 3 pm.  This service is provided the first Saturday of the month, except holidays.  Residents may bring unwanted toxic items, such as pesticides, batteries and motor oil.  Electronics, including televisions, computers and cell phones, also will be accepted.  Residents may bring up to five boxes of personal paper documents and credit cards to be shredded for free.  For a complete list of items, go to www.dpw.dc.gov and click on Household Hazardous Waste / E-Cycling / Shredding.  Compost also is available to residents on Saturdays only.


      ·         To accommodate residents whose religious beliefs prevent them from bringing toxic and electronic items to the regularly scheduled drop-off held the first Saturday of the month, DPW will accept these items at Ft. Totten Transfer Station on Thursday, October 6 and Thursday, November 3, between 1 pm and 7 pm.  DPW cannot accept items for shredding on Thursdays because the Department cannot protect these documents until the shredding contractor arrives the first Saturday of the month.

      ·         Directions to Ft. Totten, 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE:  Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Road, NE and continue to the end of the street.

      Other services suspended for Labor Day include scheduled street and alley cleaning and nuisance abatement. All services will resume Tuesday, October 11.




      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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