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Weekly Residential Street Sweeping Ends Mon., Oct. 31; Leaf Collection begins Mon., Nov. 7

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  • Twine, Kevin (DPW)
    Weekly Residential Street Sweeping Ends Mon., Oct. 31; Leaf Collection begins Mon., Nov. 7 The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) announced today that weekly
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 25, 2011
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      Weekly Residential Street Sweeping Ends Mon., Oct. 31; Leaf Collection begins Mon., Nov. 7

       

      The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) announced today that weekly residential mechanical street cleaning will end for the season Monday, October 31, 2011. “No Parking/Street Cleaning” restrictions will be lifted and motorists may park on posted, alternate-side, daytime sweeping routes without moving their cars on street-cleaning days.  Residential street sweeping will resume March 1, weather permitting.

       

      Residential street sweeping is suspended for public safety concerns and to allow the employees to transition to leaf collection duties, which start November 7.  The sweepers release a fine spray of water to control the dust as they sweep. When the temperature is at freezing or below, the spray can freeze and cause accidents to vehicles and pedestrians.

       

      Overnight sweeping along the District’s major roadways, e.g., Pennsylvania, Georgia, Constitution, and Independence Avenues, will continue all winter, as weather permits. Motorists should obey the street sweeping signs posted along these streets. 

       

      By suspending the street sweeping program, DPW personnel can focus on leaf collection, which begins November 7, as well as the upcoming snow removal season. The 2011-2012 leaf collection season begins November 7, 2011 and will run through January 14, 2012.  Leaves will be removed from treeboxes at least twice.  Loose leaves raked into the treeboxes or bagged leaves placed there will be collected and composted. 

       

      New brochures announcing the fall/winter leaf collection season were mailed to residents in October. The 2011-2012 leaf collection schedule also can be found by visiting www.dpw.dc.gov, selecting “Education and Outreach” and then “Brochures and Fact Sheets.”

       

      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

      kevin.twine@...

       

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